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EDA Insight: Lighting Systems and Controls

The EDA’s Product Knowledge Modules help business like yours create cross-selling and up-selling opportunities by building confidence. What’s more this training programme has just won a Princess Royal Training Award 2022.

Lighting Systems and Controls is one of 12 training courses in the programme and a follow-up to Lighting (Introduction). The EDA modules are completely flexible can be studied in any order and combination. You choose only the training your team needs.

City & Guilds Accredited

Each module has a 10 week study window, which includes an End of Module Assessment (EMA). Those who succeed are awarded a Pass, Credit or Distinction and receive a personalized City & Guilds’ certificate.

Professional know-how to drive sales

Improving your team’s technical know-how through the EDA’s training could unlock additional revenue for your business. This training course covers:

  • Types of lighting controls;
  • Dimming LED Retro-Fit lamps and LED fixtures;
  • Multi-way control of stand-alone dimmers;
  • Wired low-voltage lighting control protocols explored;
  • Low-voltage wiring for lighting controls;
  • Motion sensors;
  • Wireless lighting controls;
  • The Internet of Things and smart-phone app controls;
  • Emergency lighting controls;
  • Lighting control modules in commercial buildings.

Years of knowledge to give your team a commercial edge

This training programme harnesses decades of combined expertise from product experts at EDA manufacturers, wholesalers, and allied trade associations to create an accessible and practical training opportunity for you and your team.

EDA Product Knowledge modules are also approved for Continuing Professional Development by The CPD Certification Service.

Test your knowledge

Have a go at this quiz sampled from the Lighting Systems and Controls module. Then check your answers below. If the results show that you need to boost your team’s know-how, talk to the EDA today.

Q1: What is a CCO?

Q2: Name two types of testing performed on emergency lighting

Q3: What does a lighting zone refer to?

Q4: What are the names given to the two types of mains-dimming techniques?

Q5: Can an inductive load be connected to a trailing-edge dimmer?

Q6: What does the acronym DALI stand for?

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Q1: Contact Closure Output

Q2: Functional testing and duration testing.

Q3: A zone is a single circuit of lighting, the smallest independently controllable quantity of fixtures

Q4: Leading-edge dimming and trailing-edge dimming (also known as Forward Phase dimming and Reverse Phase dimming)

Q5: No, never!

Q6: Digital addressable lighting interface

How did you do?

Full marks: fantastic, you really know your cable products.

3 – 5 out of 6: not bad. Could the EDA training help you to fill in any gaps in your knowledge?

Less than 3: the EDA Product Knowledge Programme could be just what you need to boost sales.

Professional training made easy

For more on this, and the other 11 Modules in the Programme, and to place your order, click here  

If you’re a manager looking for a flexible and convenient way to train your team to drive sales, get in touch on 020 3141 7350 or email training@eda.org.uk

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