BOC 1003

Credits: 1
Lecture: 6 hrs
Project: 3 hrs
Group Exercises: 1 hr
Total: 10 hrs

Prerequisites: BOC 1001, (or equivalent), and preferably BOC 1002

Class Description: Participants will learn lighting fundamentals and principles of efficient lighting including: evaluation of lighting levels; fixture and control technologies; retrofit and redesign options; and required maintenance to reduce energy use associated with lighting while maintaining recommended lighting levels needed for productivity and safety.

PROJECT: Lighting Survey and Lighting Retrofit Case Study

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of Efficient Lighting Fundamentals a participant will be able to:

  1. Optimize lighting levels and lighting energy use in a building by applying fundamental concepts of light, referencing industry standards and measuring light levels.
  2. Differentiate between types of lamps, ballasts, fixtures and controls and select appropriate lighting solutions for various spaces and applications.
  3. Identify energy and cost-saving lighting strategies, projects and technologies and perform potential cost savings, simple pay-back and return-on-investment calculations.
  4. Define lighting management and describe how to accurately create a maintenance budget.
  5. Describe operations and maintenance (O&M) procedures for various lighting systems in typical commercial and institutional spaces.
  6. Describe the methods of recycling various lighting equipment and estimate recycling costs.
  7. Identify potential lighting retrofit and re-lamping projects for typical commercial and institutional spaces and prioritize them based on cost and complexity.
  8. Recall local utility programs for energy efficient lighting projects.
  9. Conduct a lighting survey for a space in the building where you work.

BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals Handbook, NEEC

Special Equipment for Instructors: Light meter


a. Application project 50%
b. Test 50%

Class Outline

1. Lighting Principles and Terminology

1.1. Rationale for Efficiency
1.2. Efficient Lighting Practices
1.3. Lighting Concepts & Principles
1.4. Exercise – Using a Light Meter
1.5. Review & Knowledge Check

2. Lighting Equipment

2.1. Bulbs & Tubes
2.2. Ballasts
2.3. Fixtures
2.4. Exercise – Using Lamp Catalogs
2.5. Review & Knowledge Check
2.6. Controls
2.7. Review & Knowledge Check

3. Lighting Maintenance

3.1. Checklists & Procedures
3.2. Planning & Budgeting
3.3. Disposal & Recycling

3.3.1. Environmental Issues
3.3.2. Regulations

3.4. Exercise – Bulb & Tube Recycling
3.5. Review & Knowledge Check

4. Making Lighting Systems More Efficient

4.1. Strategies
4.2. Lighting Surveys & Audits
4.3. Efficient Retrofits and Relighting Options
4.4. Lighting Power Density
4.5. Exercise – Lighting Power Density (LPD)
4.6. Review & Knowledge Check

5. Lighting Costs and Savings

5.1. Operating Costs
5.2. Calculating Savings
5.3. Exercise – Estimating Cost Savings
5.4. Review & Knowledge Check

6. Project Assignment: Lighting Survey

7. Exam