Community Lighting Training & Certification

Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA) has introduced a new Community Friendly Lighting Training Program. The training has been developed to help you meet the Community Friendly Lighting Certification (CFLC). Announcement

Community Friendly Lighting focuses on public lighting in residential neighborhoods and promotes pedestrian safety, visibility, and visual comfort while maximizing energy efficiency. Community Friendly Lighting also minimizes glare, light trespass, skyglow and ecological disruption.

This introductory session covers the practical application of Community Friendly Lighting, which includes Public outreach; Stakeholder engagement; Fixture Evaluation/Selection; Lighting design, Controls; Pilot testing; and Public Surveys. It is designed to prepare lighting design professionals, public officials, and lighting contractors to implement successful LED street lighting conversions by better understanding lighting quality and its impact on visual comfort and visibility. Topics will include how consistent public engagement improves outcomes; balancing luminance, uniformity and visual comfort to improve visibility; and choosing the best luminaire.

SOLA will host a Community Friendly Lighting Certification Training session in San Diego, CA in September 8, 2019 at 9 am – 12 pm. The session and test will be held near the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. While being held at the same time as the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference, the training and certification program are not affiliated with or endorsed by the Illuminating Engineering Society. This course will prepare you to earn the Community Friendly Lighting Certification (CFLC). The cost for the class and test is $50. You will be billed after the location details are finalized. For more details.

Register below to take the CFLC Exam in San Diego, CA. Limited to first 10:

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