New Lighting Technologies  

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1.5 Hours
0.2 CEU
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New Lighting Technologies illustrates the uses and benefits of spectrally enhanced light (SEL) and solid-state lighting (SSL), such as LED technologies. Topics include best deployment opportunities, correct applications, project examples, and measurement and verification protocols.


Jeff McCullough, Senior Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   

Jeff McCullough is a senior research engineer at the DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His main area of focus is in commercializing energy-efficient technologies, particularly lighting and HVAC systems. McCullough led development of the first-ever ENERGY STAR criteria for solid-state lighting and most recently completed the Lumen Maintenance Test Facility, which tests submissions for the L-Prize competition. McCullough holds degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from Washington State University.

Brian Liebel, Electrical Engineer, The Lighting Partnership   

Brian Liebel is a registered Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California with more than 25 years of experience. His emphasis is in lighting design and energy efficiency, with expertise in lighting and vision-related research. Mr. Liebel received several national lighting design awards and chairs the Visual Effects of Lighting Spectral Distribution (VELSD) Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). He holds a bachelor's of science degree in architectural engineering and a bachelor's of arts degree in environmental design from the University of Kansas.

Shawn Herrera, Federal Energy Management Program   

Shawn Herrera manages FEMP's Technology Deployment Program. Her main area of focus is to accelerate acceptance and deployment of innovative products and technologies, including those created within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), into the Federal sector, supporting the transition of clean energy-efficient technologies from research and development (R&D) to successful commercialization. Ms. Herrera holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will have a demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Select optimal lighting replacement projects based on quality baseline data;
  • Review a number of potential lighting technologies and select the best solution for a particular application based on life-cycle costs, design and installation, and feasibility;
  • Determine how project results will be measured; and
  • Locate DOE and industry resources to support decision making processes