GE Lighting announces 2013 education schedule

Feb. 5, 2013
Date Announced: 05 Feb 2013 EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — GE Lighting has rolled out its 2013 Lighting & Electrical Institute curriculum. Designers, facility managers, specifiers, consultants and other interested professionals are invited to learn about the latest innovations in lighting technology led by the Institute’s world-renowned staff. Each course also carries continuing education credits.The year’s educational courses will relay lighting and electrical distribution solutions that can increase energy and operating efficiencies, raise productivity and promote safety and security, all while benefiting the environment and improving the bottom line.Interested professionals should register today to be among the 4,000 guests the Institute hosts each year.Courses for the first half of 2013 include:Lighting CoursesLED Indoor Lighting Applications, March 19–20 and June 4-6This new course features some of the latest LED solutions for indoor lighting applications. Of particular focus is the evaluation of the latest lighting solutions and controls for various lighting layers within the office environment in commercial, municipal and institutional facilities. The associated cost with this course is $400.Lighting Retrofits, March 26–27This course is designed for facility managers and engineers, specialists for energy services companies, and others who are involved with the specification and implementation of energy-saving strategies in commercial, institutional and industrial environments. Participants will learn about the latest energy-saving lighting strategies as well as how to use some basic economic calculation tools for analyzing and cost-justifying lighting retrofit projects. The cost associated with this course is $400.00.Advanced Selling Tools, April 2–4This course is designed for the sales professional who wants to be an expert at analyzing and comparing lighting solutions to create compelling proposals for their customers. Participants will become fluent in financial measures and learn sales tools to analyze retrofit options, design simple lighting layouts, suggest group relamping schedules, estimate environmental impact and calculate demand reduction and utility rebates. The associated cost with this course is $550.Fundamentals of Lighting, April 30–May 2Designed for newcomers to the lighting industry, this course provides basic product and application training for commercial, institutional and industrial lighting applications through lectures, full-scale lighting demonstrations and workshops. The associated cost with this course is $550.Lighting for Healthcare Facilities, June 11 -12This course has been designed for facility and energy managers at hospitals (and other healthcare facilities) who wish to learn about the latest lighting technologies.Electrical Distribution CoursesIndustrial Solutions 102, February 12-14, April 30 through May 2This is an intermediate-level course for inside and outside C&I sales personnel who already quote panelboard jobs using Speedi software. The course covers switchboards, motor control centers, busway, pad-mounted transformers, and hands-on practice with Speedi software and real equipment samples. The associated cost for this course is $550.00.Industrial Solutions 101, April 9-11, and June 4-6This is an intermediate-level course for inside and outside C&I sales personnel who already sell component products. The course covers circuit breakers, controls, dry-type transformers, modular metering, capacitors, and panelboards. The cost associated with this course is $550.00.Industrial Controls, May 14-16This 3-day course is designed to teach participants about GE control products and their applications. Hands-on lab work allows the student to wire several control circuits. The cost associated with this course is $550.00.To register for these courses online, visit For additional information about GE Lighting & Electrical Institute courses, please call 800-255-1200.GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs about 15,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination® and Tetra® commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit

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