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Lighting III: Lamp Families: Incandescent and Low Pressure Discharge

* Identify the main characteristics of incandescent lamps, including halogen lamps. * Identify the main characteristics of low-pressure discharge lamps, especially fluorescent lamps. * Explain the function of a ballast and the impact of the ballast factor. * Identify the importance of the power factor in lighting systems.
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 life cycle 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 incandescent (including halogen) and low pressure discharge lamps, particularly fluorescent. We'll learn about the advantages and disadvantages, and the appropriate applications of each lamp family. As we look at fluorescent lamps, we'll also examine ballast factor and see how ballasts contribute to energy efficiency. Certain lamps can also contribute to an effect called ""low power factor"". We'll look at this briefly and see how it can impact your energy bill.
Course Credits: This course has been approved by BOMI International for the following continuing education credit: * Approved by BOMI for (1) CPD point. This course qualifies for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for graduates of the RPA, FMA, and/or SMA designation programs by BOMI International, the Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education. This course has been approved by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for the following continuing education credits: * Approved by USGBC for (1) GBCI CE Hour for LEED Professionals * Approved for (1) GBCI CE Hour * Approved for (1) GBCI CE Hour for LEED Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP) The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) has approved this course for continuing education credits. ASHE issues in quarter-hour increments, and this course qualifies for .75. The total of 10 contact hours equals 1 continuing education credit. "This course has been approved by the The Institute of Hospital Engineering, Australia (IHEA) for the following continuing education credits: * Approved by IHEA CHCFM Program for (1.0) continuous professional development credits"

* Identify the main characteristics of incandescent lamps, including halogen lamps. * Identify the main characteristics of low-pressure discharge lamps, especially fluorescent lamps. * Explain the function of a ballast and the impact...

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