Lighting Technology Update Seminar

Lighting Technology Update Seminar

Lighting Technology Update Seminar 2019

Capital Electric’s popular, award-winning Lighting Technology Update Seminars return with new presentations, topics, and updates dedicated to helping you successfully navigate the evolving world of LED lighting.

These seminars are designed to provide the knowledge and tools essential to good decision making. If you don’t have time to keep abreast of the almost daily changes in this fast-paced technology, this is a highly informative and interesting way to stay up to speed on the latest in LED lighting, its benefits, challenges, and possibilities.

It’s 2019 – Do You Know Where Your Lighting Is?

The calendar seems to fly by these days. But the one thing that is probably moving even faster is the progression of solid-state lighting. This opening presentation, by Bob Preston, LC, Lighting & Energy Specialist for Capital Electric, will help set the stage for the balance of the seminar to follow. We’ll look at the current state of lighting in 2019, the advancement of LED, trends for the future, best opportunities for retrofit, energy impacts and more.

Fifty Shades of White (Light), Tracking Assets (and You), and More From LED

The “solid-state” aspect of LED lighting has opened a whole new realm of possibilities for using this technology in ways not previously possible. In this presentation, by Bill O’Connell, LC, LEED AP with Eaton Lighting Solutions, we will delve into capabilities of LED lighting that can have some real impacts on we humans in ways we’re just beginning to understand and appreciate. We’ll explore the numerous color tuning technologies that can have beneficial impacts on human health, behavior, and productivity. In addition, we’ll look at the ways LED luminaires can be used to enhance things like your shopping experience and even impact the cost of healthcare. We’ll examine several of the newest technologies, how they work, how to install and operate them, and what this may mean for you.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Unexpected Aspects of LED

The rapid adoption of LED lighting has resulted some unanticipated (and unintended) performance by-products that still plague many common every day installations. Bob and Bill will dig into some of the most vexing issues related to LED, particularly acute when retrofitting existing applications. Flicker, for example, has come under renewed scrutiny. We’ll discuss why and how it may also relate to dimming performance of LED. We will explain the technical challenges in LED dimming, especially when replacing lamps, some failure scenarios, and solutions and tips for reducing dimming problems.

Lighting Lexicon: Talking the Talk

What are Ra, Rf, Rg, and R9? And what do they mean? Do you know that PAR is an identical abbreviation for two entirely different and unrelated things in lighting? Is there a difference between a luminaire and a fixture, or a lamp and a bulb? We’ll explain some of those annoying abbreviations and terms to help you “talk the talk” when it comes to understanding lighting better.

This is what people are saying:

“It’s a great informative class.”

“Very interesting.”

“I believe this will be very helpful securing work with my company. So many people installing LED don’t understand how it works, so they can’t effectively market.”

“Great info and presentation, thanks.”

“A very informative training about an industry that is constantly changing. I learned a lot about the LED industry. I have been reluctant to “get on board” the LED Market due to the many changes over the years.”

This seminar is packed with the latest information on LED lighting, lighting controls, usage, technology impacts, benefits, and what’s ahead. Hear from industry experts and see what the landscape looks like now and in the future.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Four Points Sheraton York
1650 Toronita St.
York, PA 17402

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Capital Electric Baltimore
600 West Hamburg Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Capital Electric Hagerstown
12101 Insurance Way
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Or, contact us at 301-909-2630 for registration

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
Capital Electric Upper Marlboro
8511 Pepco Place
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
ABC Headquarters and Training Facility
42680 Trade West Dr.
Sterling, VA 20166

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019
Queen Anne’s County – Vincit Building
110 Vincit St.
Centreville, MD 21617

Or, contact us at 301-909-2630 for registration

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
Capital Electric Chesapeake
1122 Executive Blvd, Ste. B
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Richmond North/Glen Allen
10077 Brook Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019
Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Monticello
1200 5th St. S.W.,
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Or, contact us at 301-909-2630 for registration


About the Instructors

William “Bill” O’Connell

William O’Connell
William “Bill” O’Connell, LC, LEED AP is a Regional Specification Sales Manager for Eaton’s Lighting Division, formerly known as Cooper Lighting. In addition to responsibility for sales of specification lighting products, Bill also serves as a technical resource for Eaton’s rep agencies, as well as lighting designers, engineering firms, specifiers, and end users, educating them on new lighting products and technologies. Bill has more than 20 years of experience in the lighting industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Optics from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology along with a minor in Computer Science and a German Technical Translators Certificate. Bill began his career with OSRAM SYLVANIA in 1994 as an Optical Engineer designing optical systems for car headlamps, tail lamps and turn signals. After transferring to OSRAM SYLVANIA’s general lighting division, Bill was awarded two patents, one technical and one design, for the design of SYLVANIA’s SPL optical system which shapes a halogen PAR lamp’s light to provide a more even, high quality distribution across a broad area.

In 2008, Bill moved out into the field with OSRAM SYLVANIA as a Commercial Engineer working with lighting designers, end users, distributors, utilities, and other lighting influencers, as well as providing technical support to field sales personnel throughout the Mid-Atlantic – a position he held until 2017 when he joined Eaton.

Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), Bill is also LEED AP certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of North America and regularly presents on lighting applications and advances,light sources, legislation and regulation, among other topics.

Robert A. Preston, LC

Robert A. Preston, LC

Bob Preston is an Energy & Lighting Specialist with the Energy & Maintenance Services team for Capital Electric. Bob is Lighting Certified by the National Council on QualificatiRobert A. “Bob” Preston, LC, IES is an Energy & Lighting Specialist with the Energy Solutions Group for Capital Electric. Bob is Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) and is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES). He has been with Capital Electric for 30 years in a variety of roles including electronics and test & measurement and has been specializing in lighting since 2006.

Bob supports energy efficient lighting activities throughout Capital Electric. He also coordinates utility incentive programs for the sales team and their customers, with particular focus on western MD and Pennsylvania. Over the last ten years, Bob has spearheaded educational lighting seminars across all of Capital Electric’s market area. Hundreds of customers and employees have attended these award-winning events which have focused on the latest advancements in energy efficient lighting technology. Bob specializes in the more technical aspects of lighting applications, particularly in the rapidly developing LED marketplace.

Capital Electric (formerly CapitalTristate) is now an International Code Council (ICC) “Preferred Education Provider”. Did you know that our 2017 NEC Analysis of Changes Course is now an ICC approved course?

CapitalTristate is an ICC Preferred Education Provider