Continuing Education

SESCO Lighting is committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of building industry professionals through high quality continuing education programs. As an education provider, SESCO Lighting has agreed to abide by established operational and educational criteria and is subject to annual reviews and audits for quality assurance.

Each of SESCO‘s lectures has been approved for one credit hour of continuing education by one or more of the following agencies and professional societies:

  • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Boards of:
    • Professional Engineers
    • Architecture
    • Interior Design
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Electrical Contractors’ Licensing
  • National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professionals (NCQLP) – Nationally
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Nationally
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (By Reciprocity)

ALLEN WEISS, Certified Education Provider

Allen Weiss is a graduate of Drexel University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Allen is both an LC and PE by examination and is presently registered in six states (Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and North Carolina). He has taught lighting design at Pittsburgh’s La Roche College as well as lectured on several lighting design topics through his affiliation with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and served as Section Chairman of the IES in Philadelphia, PA.

Allen has personally designed or supervised over 30 million square feet of facility lighting, many for Fortune 500 clients. Additionally, he has worked on the lighting design of several major roadway, tunnel and bridge projects including Orlando, Florida’s East-West Expressway and major portions of Charleston, West Virginia’s interstate highway system.

Several of his lighting designs have merited design awards through the IESNA
and Architectural Record. A list of his lighting design projects is available upon request.

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    Lecture #1
    Course Title: Innovations in Solid State Lighting (LEDs)

    An introduction to light emitting diodes (LEDs) including an overview on how solid state lighting creates light. A discussion on the various benefits and challenges pertaining to LED’s. Examples of new LED technology, design strategies, and applications using LED lighting fixtures in Architectural Lighting.

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    Lecture #2
    Course Title: Light, Lamps, Drivers and Ballasts

    The lecture begins with a discussion on the visible light spectrum and key lamp terminology such as CRI, Kelvin temperature, efficiency, lumens, and footcandles. A more detailed discussion will be held on the evolution of lamp sources, the type of lamps available for architectural lighting, and finally ballasts, drivers, and transformers needed for particular lamps.

    2 / 14
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    Lecture #3
    Course Title: Outdoor Lighting Part 1 – The Science

    An overview of the three main elements of light pollution which include light trespass, sky glow and glare, as well as methods to reduce it. An analysis on the creation and importance of a candela distribution curve and how it pertains to outdoor lighting applications. An overview of exterior lighting cutoff classifications, distribution curves and an introduction to lighting zones. Finally a synopsis of current sea turtle legislation.

    3 / 14
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    Lecture #4
    Course Title: Lighting and Life Safety

    The life safety requirements regarding emergency egress lighting and exit sign lighting. The lecture concentrates on the current NFPA Life Safety Code – Chapter 7.

    4 / 14
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    Lecture #5
    Course Title: Outdoor Lighting Part 2 – The Art

    Application of current outdoor lighting practices including new lamp and luminaire technology as well as techniques for lighting softscapes, hardscapes and water features.

    5 / 14
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    Lecture #6
    Course Title: Architectural Lighting Controls

    Overview of current code issues regarding controls for the States of Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. An introduction to the types of controls available such as occupancy/vacancy sensors, photosensors, relay control panels, low voltage switches, astronomical time clocks, touch screen, and building energy management systems. Finally, the benefits and energy savings pertaining to lighting controls.

    6 / 14
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    Lecture #7
    Course Title: The Real World (How the Bid Process Really Works)

    A working knowledge of the design, construction, and supply chain of lighting products in the construction industry. The pros & cons of several lighting specification methods such as one name and multi-name specs. Finally, a discussion on the lack of value in value engineering and how to control substitutions and value engineering and why it’s in the best interest of the client to do so.

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    Lecture #8
    Course Title: The Current Energy Code (Various versions)

    A working knowledge of the current Energy Code pertaining to lighting power consumption and controls for Commercial Buildings. A discussion on the types of spaces included and exempted from the code. Review the mandatory interior and exterior lighting power consumption as well as the mandatory lighting control requirements.

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    Lecture #9
    Course Title: Healthcare Lighting

    An overview of the current Healthcare lighting issues and criteria. A general overview of lighting terminology related to Healthcare lighting. A discussion of the various Healthcare spaces and lighting techniques for each.

    9 / 14
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    Lecture #10
    Course Title: Sustainable Lighting Design for Interiors

    Coherent lighting design reveals architecture, enhances the human experience and may be the single best way of reducing the energy attributable to the act of seeing in an otherwise darkened space. The lecture will discuss codes, the quality issues of lighting design, sustainable alternatives as well as energy and toxicity.

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    Lecture #11
    Course Title: Hospitality Lighting

    A discussion on how best to light entrances, hallways, ballrooms, meeting rooms, kitchens, bars, dining rooms and the pool area. Issues surrounding energy and sustainability will be discussed.

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    Lecture #12
    Course Title: Lighting For Roadway Tunnels and Underpasses

    An in-depth discussion on the issues involved with the design of lighting systems for roadway tunnels and underpasses.

    12 / 14
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    Lecture #13
    Course Title: Tunable LED Lighting

    An introduction to LED “tunable light” with discussions on how tunable lighting works and what applications are best suited for this technology.

    13 / 14
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    Lecture #13
    Course Title: Turtle Lighting

    An exploration of the environmental, code and technical issues surrounding exterior lighting systems and their impact on sea turtles.

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