Advanced Lighting Systems: An Overview  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


AIA Learning Units: 
1.5 LU | HSW
0.2 CEU

Lighting technology is changing rapidly and the federal government continues to lead by example
in efficient lighting applications. This eTraining provides a comprehensive overview of lighting systems, including lighting sources, lighting controls, and types of LED technologies, and identifies cost-effective LED applications. In addition, course instruction details federal requirements and procurement resources.


Michael Myer, Lighting Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   

Michael Myer earned a B.A. from Arizona State University and an M.S. in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Myer is a lighting engineer with considerable experience in architectural lighting design, specializing in sustainable lighting design, controls, and new technologies. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Mr. Myer works on various lighting-related projects including: Commercial Buildings Integration, FEMP, Appliance Standards and some codes analysis. Mr. Myer has been involved in PNNL-related fieldwork including the Light Right Consortium and the DOE Solid-State Lighting Gateway Demonstrations. Mr. Myer has authored or co-authored many technical publications/reports and made several presentations at national conferences.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will learn to:

  • Identify various lighting types and their key applications;
  • Evaluate key factors in LED retrofit and replacement;
  • Select proper lighting control configurations; and
  • Choose cost-effective LED products.