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Food for Thought Sponsored by Wilkinson Supply Co. LED is the NEW Incandescent

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Check in begins at 11:30 am)
Where: Wilkinson Supply Co.
3300 Bush Street
Raleigh, North Carolina  27609
United States
Contact: 919-463-0333

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LED is the NEW Incandescent

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Wilkinson Supply Co.  | 3300 Bush Street | Raleigh, NC 27609

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Check begins at 11:30 am)

CE Credit: 1 HSW | Cost: AIA Members: $0  | Non-members: $25


The concept of energy consumption is either on the minds or in the hearts of many people around the world. This current program will give professionals the tools to understand you don't need to give up light quality to achieve energy efficiency.


The trading room at Wilkinson Supply Co will allow participants a visual display and hands on experience with our topics and products being used today including LED tape.


Lamping for the look:


We will be evaluating the CRI (Color Rendering Index) of different lamp types. The CRI is a measure of how accurately a light source illuminates objects. LEDs today have between 80-100 percent production of white light that approximates incandescent lighting and natural daylight.


We will review CCT of different lamps. Most people are familiar with this term because widely used in the fluorescent world commercially for years. This is the correlated color temperature " color" of the specification of the color appearance of the light emitted by the lamp. The relationship of this "color" is based off when a reference source is heated to a temperature measured in degrees of Kelvin (K) for our purposes the range between 2000-7000.


Many strides have been made in the LED world to become more accurate in both CRI and CCT over the last few years. Therefore, helping us to make more informed decisions to ensure integrity of our light source is right for commercial and residential projects.

Lamping for " saved " sources.


(Lumen and Watts) The better choices today in color can allow us to get more lumens with less watts and achieve energy savings. Lumens are a measurement of visible light energy, sometimes called " luminous efficacy". This is when we do a simple comparison of how well a light source converts energy (watts) into light (lumens).


Learning Objectives:

1.  Upon completion of this program, participants will compare light quality to achieve energy efficiency.

2.  Participants will evaluate CRI (Color Rendering Index) to calculate how accurately a light source illuminates objects

3.  Participants will discover how better choices in lighting color can allow us to get more lumens with less watts and achieve energy efficiency.

4.  Participants will further specify and illustrate the tools to understand how you don’t need to give up light quality to achieve energy efficiency.

Presented by:

Dottie Tolson, Lighting Specialist, Wilkinson Supply Co.

Dottie grew up in Raleigh and has been in the lighting industry for 25 years. She started with House of Lights, a small family owned business, and worked at corporate showrooms throughout her career including Duke Energy for three years. Dottie had her own company, Designs by Dottie, for eight years and then decided to continue lighting sales when a small plumbing and appliance company in Raleigh began providing lighting to help fill a need in their growing customer base. 


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