Lighting IV: Basic Lamp Families: High-Intensity Discharge and LED

At the heart of lighting performance is the lamp or light source. Lamps are the key determinant in the amount, quality, and distribution of light from a luminaire. Additionally, power consumption, maintenance and lifecycle are lamp characteristics a facility owner will live with long after the initial purchase is made.

In this class, we will learn about the key characteristics of high intensity discharge lamps, particularly metal halide and light emitting diodes. We’ll learn about the advantages and disadvantages, and the appropriate applications of each lamp family.

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This course is accredited by: USGBC, BOMI, CIBSE, ACORE, REEP, FIRE, AFE, CPD, IAAT, and FENITEL


Schneider Electric
Date: January 4th, 2011
Length: 45 minutes


Building Systems
Energy Management
Facilities Operations and Management
Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering
Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems
Systems and Demand Reduction