Introduction to Solid-State Lighting

Introduction to Solid-State Lighting

This class covers terminology for lighting as well as an introduction to lighting drivers and control techniques for solid state lighting applications

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About this course

This class is for the engineer who wants to take his/her general technical knowledge and expand it to include modern lamp and light fixture design. The first section will deal with LEDs and lighting essentials, particularly to establish the necessary vocabulary for further discussions. Next, there will be an overview of the drivers for LEDs (linear and switching), and how they can, and can’t, deal with lighting challenges. The final topic will be controls, both analog and digital, both wired and wireless.  There will be a few digressions along the way on contemporary issues and interests (warm dimming, lasers, and MEMS, for example).

Curriculum82 min

  • Syllabus
  • Introduction 1 min
  • Agenda 2 min
  • Lumens, Lux and Efficacy 2 min
  • Candela, Color Temperature and the Color Rendering Index 5 min
  • Using Lighting Vocabulary with Different Kinds of Lamps 4 min
  • Flicker and Power Factor 4 min
  • LEDs 4 min
  • Driving LEDs and Linear Drivers 7 min
  • Switching Drivers 4 min
  • Lighting Controls 14 min
  • Hot Topics 13 min
  • UV Lighting 15 min
  • References 6 min
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About this course

This class is for the engineer who wants to take his/her general technical knowledge and expand it to include modern lamp and light fixture design. The first section will deal with LEDs and lighting essentials, particularly to establish the necessary vocabulary for further discussions. Next, there will be an overview of the drivers for LEDs (linear and switching), and how they can, and can’t, deal with lighting challenges. The final topic will be controls, both analog and digital, both wired and wireless.  There will be a few digressions along the way on contemporary issues and interests (warm dimming, lasers, and MEMS, for example).

Curriculum82 min

  • Syllabus
  • Introduction 1 min
  • Agenda 2 min
  • Lumens, Lux and Efficacy 2 min
  • Candela, Color Temperature and the Color Rendering Index 5 min
  • Using Lighting Vocabulary with Different Kinds of Lamps 4 min
  • Flicker and Power Factor 4 min
  • LEDs 4 min
  • Driving LEDs and Linear Drivers 7 min
  • Switching Drivers 4 min
  • Lighting Controls 14 min
  • Hot Topics 13 min
  • UV Lighting 15 min
  • References 6 min
  • Your Feedback
  • We need your Feedback