Distance Learning

In efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, many important industry events like LEDucation, Light + Building, Lightfair and our own 6th Annual Spring Fling Lighting Showcase have been delayed until later in the year. By now, most of us are adhering to the recommended "social distancing" protocols. With this sudden change, we wanted to direct you to the many digital resources that are available. Our interactive line card portal, The Lighting Exchange, not only makes product selection and collaboration a breeze, it also has a number of Continuing Education courses. Many of our manufacturers have great YouTube channels we've linked to as well. Here's a list of some lighting-related coursework and videos to keep you inspired.

Lighting & Controls Updates in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019
Covers updates to the lighting and lighting controls requirements defined by the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Changes include modified lighting power allowances, mandatory commissioning, new rules for modeling lighting systems, and updates to the requirements for side-lighting, daylight-responsive controls and lighting controls in parking garages. Log in or request access to the Lighting Exchange to enroll.
Introduction to Exterior and Facade Lighting
Explore the use of exterior lighting to illuminate building facades, landscapes, pathways, plazas, and points of interest, like statues. Learn about popular techniques (moonlighting, wallwashing, grazing, etc.) and how to identify the fixtures best-suited for particular applications. Important considerations including energy codes, dark sky criteria, and occupant safety will be addressed. Log in or request access to the Lighting Exchange to enroll.
Flexible by Design: Integrated Lighting and Sound Management Solutions for Today’s Interiors

This course will review the fundamental principles of sound management, explore how to design interior spaces to maximize occupants' comfort, and review emerging tools to solve for both sound and lighting. It will also focus on the standards that govern acoustic requirements for diverse applications. Log in or request access to the Lighting Exchange to enroll.
Advancing Light Quality for Human Preference and Well-Being

Light sources in commercial spaces are usually driven by maximizing efficacy, often at the expense of light quality. This course will review how today’s technology allows the quality of light to be more tailored to human preference, especially when it comes to designing interior spaces using lighting. It will focus on recent studies on human preference lighting and the key metrics used to assess a luminaire’s quality of light. It will also provide an overview of TM-30-18, the latest test method released by the Illuminating Engineering Society to measure light quality. Log in or request access to the Lighting Exchange to enroll.

Metalux Minute - Ep. 1 RBG Series
Learn about the versatile lumen selectable and color temperature (CCT) selectable stock slot product from Metalux.

Metalux Minute - Ep. 2 Industrial - OHB LED
Watch a short overview of the Metalux Industrial Products and the OHB Optimized LED High Bay.

Metalux Minute, Ep. 3 Industrial - Benchmark
Check out the Complex Environments Round LED High Bay new from Metalux.

Metalux Minute, Ep. 4 CGT - Contractor Go-To LED Flat Panel
The CGT Flat Panel is an affordable, low glare panel that fits in shallow plenums.

Fail-Safe Cruze & FSP LED Flat Panel
New Fail-Safe Cruze and FSP Luminaires geared towards Healthcare, Medical & Vandal Resistant Applications.

Corelite CL LED Slot
New 2" and 4" aperture linear LED product for a continuous line of light with multiple lens options including wall wash.

Halo Home Voice
Halo Home Voice Smart downlights have Alexa Voice Control built in. Control, customize and set the mood throughout your home.

Kreon - Purity in Light
Kreon gives you the opportunity to create the conditions that allow the beauty of architecture to surface.

The Cloud from Belux
The Cloud, designed by world renowed architect Frank Gehry, is designed to convey ‘the feeling of freedom and eccentricity’.

ALW - Illuminate the Soul
Learn about ALW's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, innovative and configurable designs and acquisition of v2 Lighting Group.

Flos - Arrangements
Designer Michael Anastassiades talks about Arrangements, a modular system of geometric light elements.

Flos - Noctambule
Noctambule designer Konstantin Grcic shares his pragmatic yet humorous take on his design philosophy.

Flos - Gaku Modular Table Lamp
Gaku, a creative, bold modular light set in an open ash frame by acclaimed design studio Nendo.

Tech Lighting ELEMENT Reflections Recessed LED Downlight
Decorative domes with controlled indirect, glare-free illumination.

Tech Lighting ELEMENT - Entra LED Adjustable Downlights
Premium adjustable downlights designed for budget-conscious projects

Prudential Lighting
Prudential Lighting is still open and shipping! Check out their SmartSpecs.

Sonneman - Votives
The votives family evokes calm, warmth and introspection with the candle-like etched glass.

Sonneman - Inside-Out Inside-Out Collection
These beautifully executed forms of sculptural presence and simplicity are equally at home inside and out.

Sonneman - Counterpoint
This mobile-like linear lighting installation achieves visual balance, dramatically powerful in its simplicity.

Sonneman - Inside-Out Collection
These beautifully executed forms of sculptural presence and simplicity are equally at home inside and out.

Sonneman - Tik-Tak
The award winning Tik-Tak vertically scalable architectural lighting system brings a crisp presence to the volume of a space.

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