LED Troffer Retrofit Lighting and Controls: Best Practices
This online engineering PDH course provides basic information on LED troffer retrofit lighting and controls best practices.
Lighting use constitutes about 20% of the total source electricity consumption in commercial buildings. Most of the lighting in U.S. commercial buildings is provided by fluorescent troffer ceiling fixtures. There are currently over 350 million installed troffers using more than 65 million kWh (the annual energy usage of 6 million U.S. homes).
Retrofitting these fluorescent troffers to light-emitting diode (LED) sources offers the potential for enormous energy savings. As of 2015, only 5% of the troffers in use had LED light sources. At a project level, retrofitting or replacing fluorescent troffers with LEDs can result in energy savings of 20% to 60% and help agencies meet energy-efficiency goals.
This 1 PDH online course is applicable to environmental engineers who are interested in gaining knowledge about LED retrofit kits, TLEDs, and lighting controls best practices.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the different options of retrofitting existing fluorescent troffer fixtures with LEDs
- Familiarizing with the different types of tubular LEDs and their characteristics
- Gaining a general overview of the features of retrofit kits including installation time requirements, efficacy, and controls
- Learning about the factors to consider when installing new luminaires including existing condition of luminaires, equipment purchase costs, energy savings, installation labor costs, ceiling plenum access, light levels
- Understanding the importance of color characteristics of the light from the troffer and the measurements used to describe lighting
- Learning about the different types of lighting controls and their characteristics
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