18.02.15

CEDIA Offers New Lighting Course to UK Custom Integrators

CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) is presenting the Custom Install industry with a two-day Lighting Desig...

CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) is presenting the Custom Install industry with a two-day Lighting Design Package. New to 2015, the professional training course incorporates an Introduction to Lighting Fundaments, along with an in-depth study of residential lighting controls. Answering increased market demand for lighting design and energy conserving solutions, CEDIA has introduced its two-day Lighting Design Package to focus entirely on residential lighting control and lighting system design. Day one of the Lighting Design Package provides an Introduction to Lighting Fundamentals. This one-day workshop is designed to provide engineers and designers, who are new to lighting control, with a solid understanding of the fundamentals. The course starts by exploring lamp types, their characteristics and capabilities. A strong emphasis is placed upon the science behind the 'art' of lighting. Other subjects that are covered during the day include colour temperature, power law, series vs. parallel wiring, voltage drop and cabling sizing.  After discussing the theory of lighting, the course moves on to a practical session. At this point, the trainer focusses on the testing of different dimming control types such as resistive dimming, LED, DALI and DMX. Day two focuses on Residential Lighting Control. This course follows the Lighting Fundamentals day and provides a more in-depth understanding of the subject by focussing on the practical application of lighting control in the residential market. The course is aimed at developing installation engineers and designers who have a basic knowledge of lighting control. This hands-on session puts a strong emphasis on regulation and safety, including BS7671 and Part L compliance. Students will learn about energy consumption and other ecological considerations, whilst also gaining an understanding of other related issues such as bathroom fans, emergency lighting, blinds, awnings and weather stations. The trainer will also focus on common pitfalls and best practice within this market. The afternoon will include a practical session where the different types of dimming are examined. The Lighting Design Package is open to both CEDIA members and non-members, and is available to CEDIA members at a price of £360.00 (CEDIA Non-Members priced at £444.60) inclusive of VAT, lunch and daytime refreshments. Please note, non-members who book two weeks before the start of the course will receive a 5% Early-Bird discount. For more information and a full list of CEDIA’s education courses, please visit www.cediaeducation.com/courses. For more information on CEDIA’s education voucher, along with terms and conditions, please visit www.cediaeducation.com/vouchers.