Recorded Wednesday, August 8, 2018 · Noon–1:30 p.m. Central

Free to view, pay $95 for credit
90 minutes

Understanding and managing power quality issues with LED lighting

LED manufacturers continue to develop products to reduce lighting energy and meet new energy efficiency standards. Join us to learn about LED lighting power quality specifications that should be considered before purchasing and installing LED systems. You will understand how to avoid LED lighting pitfalls such as reduced life, higher than expected operating costs and operational problems for other facility equipment. We will also discuss several current voluntary and mandatory government and industry standards that offer guidance and present minimum recommended values to avoid common issues that arise with LED lighting systems. You will also learn strategies to troubleshoot LED lighting issues on your own.

Who should watch?
Electricians, engineers, operators, contractors, facility managers, account managers and representatives, electrical service planners, new construction workers and anyone involved in operating or managing electrical equipment and systems where electrical power quality is a concern.

Webinar outcomes

As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe power quality issues created by LED lighting systems
  • Recognize power quality problems and their solutions associated with LED lighting
  • Identify LED lighting products that meet current industry standards and minimize power quality problems
  • Discuss specific power quality mitigation strategies associated with LED lighting systems

Webinar outline


  • LED lighting systems can be power quality disturbance victims and sources

Typical problematic installations and complaints

  • Wireless sound and communication systems: RFI/EMI issues
  • Reduced power factor: LED power factor varies
  • High driver failure rates: voltage swells, transients and harmonics
  • Distributed generation supply issues: invertors and transfer switch issues

LED power quality mitigation strategies

  • Understand RFI/EMI standards and limits
  • RFI/EMI filtering options
  • Power factor standards, limits and correction options
  • Harmonic distortion standards, limits and distortion correction options
  • Distributed generation invertor and transfer switch types/ratings
  • Voltage swell and transient correction options

Closing comments

In order to receive credit for viewing this webinar, you'll need to pass a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Separate registration is required for each individual requiring continuing education credit.

All credits have different expiration dates, so it is to your advantage to take the quiz as soon as possible.

AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.15 CEUs (1.5 hours) toward re-certification.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1.5 LU/HSW for this computer based course.

BOC This course offers up to 1.5 points for BOC certified operators.

BOMI This webinar is approved for up to 1.5 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

IACET As an IACET Accredited Provider, Seventhwave offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Seventhwave is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 1.5 CEUs for the following credentials: Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification, Industrial Journeyman Electrician License, Journeyman Electrician License, Master Electrician License, UDC-Electrical Inspector Certification. Note that you may not retake the same course for credit more than once during the 1-, 2- or 4-year term of your specific credential.

WI PE This course qualifies for up to 1.5 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must decide if this is a qualifying course as defined in the relevant Wisconsin Administrative Code (more information).

This webinar will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits.

The National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions is not registering courses for credits. If you believe the course qualifies for credits, please use the self-reporting system as outlined in the NCQLP Renewal Guidelines which can be downloaded from

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