PHRC Webinars

Energy Efficient Lighting

10/10/2013 1:00-2:00 PM


Bryan Heitzmann


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Residential lighting affects many aspects of a homeowners daily activities but effective lighting goes largely unnoticed. Lighting provides the setting or mood for various everyday tasks around the home, increases outdoor security, and effects visibility and productivity in home offices. Overall, lighting can account for as much as 10% of residential energy use, depending on the climate and energy efficiency of the home. The goal of this program is to provide background information on lighting to help decision makers identify the best options available to promote energy efficiency and cost savings.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the market for residential lighting products & how each product can vary in its construction, light characteristics, and lifespan.
  • Realize existing options, characteristics, & best practices for lighting products & understand how they can contribute to reducing the energy consumption of a building.
  • Recognize current code requirements regarding residential lighting & realize their impact on occupant safety & well ‐ being.
  • Make educated & informed lighting selections for residential projects that can improve indoor environments & increase visual comfort for occupants.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours


Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy Codes, and Green Building



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

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