GE’s Lighting Institute–the lighting training facility with full-scale demonstration centers and a staff of lighting experts–has set its conference schedule for the third and fourth quarters of 2005. Some upcoming conferences are:

Museum Lighting
This conference provides practical lighting recommendations for professionals who are responsible for the lighting in museums and art galleries. Through lectures and workshops, lighting techniques and guidelines are presented for the most common museum lighting applications, with special emphasis on conservation issues. Topics include: light and color, a review of the latest lighting technologies, and lighting system selection criteria.
June 15-16, 2005
Cost: $350 / 1.2 CEU Credits

Advanced Lighting Concepts
Intended for those who want to take their lighting knowledge to the next level and ideal for prior attendees of the Fundamentals of Commercial and Industrial Lighting program, this session takes a detailed look at advanced concepts such as luminaires and light distribution, lighting layouts, lighting controls, lighting economics, day lighting and photopic/scotopic viewpoints. Attendees will gain new perspectives on trends in lighting through participation in workshops and discussions.
July 13-15, 2005
Cost: $500

Fundamentals of Commercial & Industrial Lighting
Designed for newcomers to the lighting industry, this conference provides basic product and application training for commercial and industrial lighting. Using lectures and full-scale lighting demonstrations, Lighting Institute experts cover a lot of ground through this fast-paced, comprehensive lighting conference. Topics include: lighting terminology, lighting measurements and color, an overview of major light source families and systems, and application modules for retail, office, industrial and outdoor lighting.
September 21-23, 2005 / November 16-18, 2005
Cost: $500 / 2.0 CEU Credits

Retail Lighting
This conference caters to professionals who specify retail lighting and others who supervise the design or maintenance of lighting in department, grocery, specialty, and mass merchandise stores. With presentations in full-scale settings and through interactive sessions, attendees experience first-hand demonstrations of state of the art lighting alternatives. Topics include energy efficient light sources, lighting equipment, light and color, design strategies and detailing. A portion of this conference will be held off site as Lighting Institute experts and attendees visit some of Cleveland's newest shopping venues to discuss and evaluate actual retail lighting applications.
October 11-12, 2005
Cost: $350 / 1.1 CEU Credits

Commercial Real Estate
In this interactive conference, property managers, owners, and facility managers who are responsible for the design and maintenance of office spaces and multi-tenant buildings will look at practical ways to use lighting to reduce labor and energy costs, while increasing tenant satisfaction and safety, and providing economical lighting alternatives for productive environments. Subjects covered include updates on lamp disposal legislation and EPA's ENERGY STAR® benchmarking, as well as presentations on light sources, light and color options and planned maintenance.
November 9-10, 2005
Cost: $350

The Lighting Institute is located at the GE Nela Park campus in Cleveland, OH. For additional information and courses, visit or contact the Lighting Institute at (800) 255-1200.