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Fresh Lighting: A Conversation with Laurie Gross

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Gross Electric, 2232 South Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor, MI
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AIA Huron Valley is pleased to join with Gross Electric to present a Continuing Education event on Wednesday October 16th from 4:30-6 PM:  "Fresh Lighting:  A Conversation with Laurie Gross"

Location: Gross Lighting, 2232 South Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, MI

Parking: free parking is available

Continuing Education: This presentation will be accredited for 1 total LU/HSW continuing education credit 

Event Description:

  • Arrive by 4:30 PM to check in 
  • Snacks and Beer/Wine/Soda will be provided
  • 4:40-5:30 - Presentation 
  • 5:30-6:00 - See the latest in new products, networking 

Presentation Overview:  

LED lighting has changed and evolved dramatically over the last few years.  There are new standards, new tests, and differences in technology to consider when specifying LED lighting and controls.  Come hear from Laurie Gross, an American Lighting Association Certified Lighting Consultant and knowledgeable lighting expert in our community who can provide us with informed, objective information that is relevant to both commercial and residential projects. 


Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this program, participants will be able to

1. Have a better understanding of LED lighting.  We will discuss new color standards (CRI) along with other measures of 3000K, 3500K, 4000K to consider when choosing LED bulbs.  Lamp lumen depreciation will be discussed as well as color shifting and strobe research.  How does one compare 3000K bulbs?  Are they all the same or do they vary?

2. Describe the difference between fluorescent and LED lighting.   Do LED lumens depreciate like fluorescents?  We will discuss when it is necessary to retrofit, is it better to keep or change fluorescent bulbs, and what to do when fluorescents start burning out.  We will discuss energy efficiency as well as what actions are most responsible when considering the environment.

3. Set client expectations on bulb replacement.  Should bulbs be replaced individually?  Should bulb replacement (lamping) be done as a group?  How long do these bulbs labeled 25 years or more actually last? 

4. Have a better understanding of Linear LED's and the pro's and con's, along with other technical information.

5. Have a better understanding of the crossover between commercial/residential products.  Can residential products be used commercially?  Can commercial products be used residentially?  What are the differences and similarities?

6. Understand how LED controls and dimming vary from previous controls for incandescent lighting?  What should one consider when specifying controls?  What should be considered for daylighting? 

Cost: FREE for AIAHV Members, Associate Members and Students, and for Non-Members

Presenter:  Laurie Gross of Gross Electric

Questions? Contact: Theresa Angelini, tangelini@angeliniarchitects.com 

Please register soon as spaces are limited!


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