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Eaton and Lighting Design Lab at Seattle City Light Offer Continuing Education Lighting Classes, Providing Real-Life Examples to Help Manage Energy Programs

November 7, 2016

Peachtree City, GA — Power management company Eaton, a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, today announced Eaton’s lighting and controls specialists will teach alongside Lighting Design Lab (LDL) experts this month. The continuing education classes help utility program managers, lighting specifiers and lighting project managers learn the latest energy management and conservation solutions including advanced lighting and controls technologies.

The regional, one-day classes will be held in Boise, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; and in the state of Washington in the cities of Everett, Bellevue and Seattle. Many of the classes are pre-certified for continuing education credits for professionals who are required to take continuing education classes to maintain their professional standing.

"We are pleased Eaton agreed to collaborate with us on the delivery of Lighting Design Lab's fall educational series,” said Jerry Wright, interim manager, LDL. “We recognize the importance of strong working relationships and Eaton's SOURCE Lighting Education Center was a great fit to help us deliver classes that are on-point to meet customer's education needs."

LDL focuses on commercial and industrial lighting and provides beginner to advanced adult education, as well as validation services and technical consultations. As an interactive facility
funded by major Northwest electric utilities and energy efficiency organizations, LDL services are free or supplemented so they are accessible to all businesses seeking guidance.

“We are honored to support the LDL with its energy conservation education,” said SOURCE Manager Rebecca Hadley-Catter, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “As lighting and controls technologies advance, it’s important to continue to educate industry professionals with real-life examples and perspectives that could change how they manage lighting projects with the integration of controls in their energy programs.”

Eaton’s SOURCE Lighting Education Center, celebrating 25 years this year, is the industry’s leading lighting educational facility. Educating over 150,000+ professionals and students since its opening, Eaton’s SOURCE personnel teach a wide variety of seminars and workshops on the industry’s latest technologies, product solutions, codes and standards updates and trends to broaden the understanding of lighting and controls and their applications.

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents.

Classes at a glance include:
Idaho Class
Tuesday, November 8 - Boise, Idaho
Commercial Lighting Controls; Improve Efficiency with Addressable Controls and DALI; and Blue Light Insight

Washington and Oregon Classes
Class courses are the same at each location.
Wednesday, November 9 - Everett, Washington
Thursday, November 10 - Bellevue, Washington
Wednesday, November 16 - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 18 - Seattle, Washington
Introduction to Lighting Controls; Commercial Lighting Controls; Improve Efficiency with Addressable Controls and DALI; LED MEGAtrends; and Blue Light Insight.

Class Descriptions:
Introduction to Lighting Controls
This course includes basic methodologies and approaches for standalone and networked accessed lighting controls. The class will cover controls technology in hardwired zones; and hardwired and wireless addressable systems.

Commercial Lighting Controls
With a more in-depth overview of controls technology, this course will define energy management, architectural and entertainment lighting controls systems. The course will take a closer look at code issues; and real cost-savings of controls methodology and quantify the cost of lighting energy, including how to apply different system solutions to a given lighting strategy.

Improve Efficiency with Addressable Controls and DALI
This course will provide a thorough overview of analogue 0-10V to DALI comparison in a wiring context and provide an organized breakdown of addressable controls for daylighting, occupancy sensing and personal controls. The course will take into consideration the difference between DALI and other addressable systems and how DALI can meet the newest code standards.

LED MEGAtrends
As the LED lighting market continues to grow, the need to understand what’s driving that growth will be important to helping to meet customer needs. This course will cover three major drivers of the adoption of LED lighting and how data analytics can improve a facility’s energy function and tenant comfort and satisfaction. The course will review how integrated sensors can save energy and how LED fixtures are equipped to meet current and future energy codes.

Blue Light Insight
With the recent release of the American Medical Association (AMA) Report on LED lighting, ongoing interest in blue light has increased. This level of interest has prompted a wave of information, misinformation and gray areas. This course will explore what issues are particular to high correlated color temperature (blue) light, design challenges including glare, LED technology (tuneability), and modern lifestyle, i.e., smartphones. Some of these are concerns as old as lighting itself and some are unique today. Although we will discuss some scientific research and medical concerns, this session will take a broader view to help decision makers sort through issues related to vision and spectrum in all areas of lighting.

For additional information and to register, visit the LDL’s Fall 2016 Educational Series. For more information on Eaton’s Lighting Division, visit

Through validation and education, Lighting Design Lab at Seattle City Light builds business value for its customers, ensuring they have the data, understanding and confidence to make informed decisions about the adoption of energy-efficient lighting technologies and practices. With over 27 years in the Northwest, the Lab provides commercial and industrial lighting technology services and resources to electric utilities, energy efficiency organizations, and trade professionals. For more information visit

Eaton delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. Eaton lighting solutions serve customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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