The IESNA New England Section will present its popular Light Sources Seminar on Monday, November 5, 2001, 1:00-6:30pm, at Osram Sylvania's Lightpoint facility in Danvers, MA. In this half-day seminar, information will be presented on different types of light sources: how each produces light, what types of environments are best suited for particular lighting systems, and what the limitations are.

Topics treated in detail by this Light Sources Seminar include:

  • lighting basics--electrical terms, lighting terms, color basics

  • incandescent & halogen lamps--incandescent, line-voltage halogen, low-voltage halogen

  • fluorescent lighting systems--linear and compact fluorescent lamps and ballasts

  • high-intensity discharge systems--high-pressure mercury, metal-halide, low-pressure sodium, high-pressure sodium

The seminar will be conducted as a mixture of lecture and hands-on demonstrations and will conclude with a tour of Osram Sylvania's Lightpoint facility to observe different lighting schemes in real applications.

Seminar fee is $50 for members, $75 for non-members. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for engineers, architects, and interior designers are available.

For further information call Nick Ferzacca at 617-520-9243 or go to Registration deadline is October 26, 2001. Confirmation notices will be sent out after the deadline for registration.

About the Instructors:

Paul Ratliff has worked in the lighting industry for over 20 years. He has held several engineering positions in both high-intensity discharge and fluorescent lamp manufacturing and applications. He is currently a product marketing manager in Osram Sylvania's Electronic Control Systems division, and is on the board of managers for the New England Section of the IESNA.

Bob Lingard has been a researcher and graduate student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center. He is currently the manager of general lighting sales force education at Osram Sylvania's Lightpoint facility, where he conducts and facilitates lighting education and develops e-learning courses.