Advanced Lighting Systems: An Overview  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


AIA Learning Units: 
1.5 LU
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

Lighting technology is changing rapidly and the federal government continues to lead by example
in efficient lighting applications. This eTraining provides a comprehensive overview of lighting systems, including lighting sources, lighting controls, and types of LED technologies, and identifies cost-effective LED applications. In addition, course instruction details federal requirements and procurement resources.


Michael Myer, Lighting Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   

Michael Myer earned a B.A. from Arizona State University and an M.S. in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Myer is a lighting engineer with considerable experience in architectural lighting design, specializing in sustainable lighting design, controls, and new technologies. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Mr. Myer works on various lighting-related projects including: Commercial Buildings Integration, FEMP, Appliance Standards and some codes analysis. Mr. Myer has been involved in PNNL-related fieldwork including the Light Right Consortium and the DOE Solid-State Lighting Gateway Demonstrations. Mr. Myer has authored or co-authored many technical publications/reports and made several presentations at national conferences.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will learn to:

  • Identify various lighting types and their key applications;
  • Evaluate key factors in LED retrofit and replacement;
  • Select proper lighting control configurations; and
  • Choose cost-effective LED products.

NOTE: The executive order(s) cited in this course has/have been revoked and superseded by the latest executive order(s). For information on the latest federal energy and environmental policies, visit the Office of Federal Sustainability Council on Environmental Quality website.