ALA Educational Opportunities
June 8, 2010 - 2:18pm


While slightly condensed this year, the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) seminar lineup for the June Dallas Market packs a powerful punch. All sessions are led by Norm Brown, CLC®, of Norburn Lighting & Bath, and take place in the ALA Seminar Center (WTC 345). For more information, or to register by telephone, call (800) 60-LIGHT, ext. 226.

Friday, June 25
8-9:30 a.m.
Using Today’s Light Sources to Satisfy Customer Needs
Credit 1.5
Sponsor: TCP Inc.

4-5:30 p.m.
Modern Applications for Track, Rail and Linear Lighting
Credit: 1.5
Sponsor: Tech Lighting

Saturday, June 26
8-9:30 a.m.
Getting Your Share of the Landscape Lighting Market
Credit: 1.5
Sponsor: Hadco


ALA webinar training sessions are economical and efficient ways for lighting professionals to work on their lighting accreditations.

Webinar participants listen to the course instructor through a conference call while following an online slideshow. Questions may be submitted via a “chat” feature during the hour-long sessions, which earn 1 CLC credit.

Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES, CSI, will lead a timely webinar at 11 a.m. CDT on Thursday, June 17, titled “Are Incandescent and Halogen Lighting Going Away? How to Prepare for an Energy-Efficient Future.”

Satco Products Inc. has sponsored this session, which costs $39 per participant for members. For more information, e-mail Nicole Juneau at[email protected]


ALA offers 17 online training courses for members. All of the sessions provide technical lighting training in numerous areas. Each course consists of two practice exams and one final exam. Members who successfully complete the first 12 courses in the list below receive the official designation of Lighting Associate. And each person receiving this designation receives 15 percent off the ALA Residential Lighting Training Manual, which is necessary material for earning Lighting Specialist status.

These online courses may be found on-demand on the ALA website ( Members needing an ID and password to log in should e-mail: [email protected]

1. Chandeliers and Pendants: Selling Decorative Lighting in the Showroom
2. Light Sources: The Basics for the Lighting Salesperson
3. Surface Mounted Fixtures: Selling Decorative Lighting in the Showroom
4. Ceiling Fans: Add Style and Efficiency
5. Track Lighting: Understanding the Basics
6. Recessed Downlighting: Basic Principles for Home Design
7. Dimming Controls: A Real Turn-On in the Home
8. Energy Wise Lighting: Lighting for a Beautiful and Functional Home
9. Outdoor Lighting: Landscape Lighting Design for the Home
10. Lighting the Kitchen: The Home’s Central Gathering Spot
11. Lighting the Bath: Adding Elegance to the Bath
12. Lighting Fundamentals for the Showroom Salesperson
13. Lighting the Dining Room
14. Low-Voltage Lighting
15. Working With Builders
16. Control Systems
17. Living Room Lighting

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