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EDA’s insight on lighting systems and controls


Welcome to the latest EDA quiz and in this issue we are focusing on Lighting Systems and Controls, one of the EDA’s suite of 12 distance-learning training modules – part of the Product Knowledge Programme – and a follow-up to Lighting (Introduction).

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

City & Guilds accredited, this training programme harnesses decades of combined expertise from product experts at EDA manufacturers 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 training course.

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 do you use an astronomical time-clock for?

Q2: Name two output types for LED drivers.

Q3: What is the difference between maintained and non-maintained emergency lighting fixtures?

Q4: How can you reduce the likelihood of two different wireless systems interfering with each other?

Q5: What is the maximum number of drivers or ballasts that can be connected to a DALI controller that is fully compliant with DALI standards?

Q6: Does a “normally closed” contact open or close when activated?


How did you do?

Full marks: fantastic, you’re entitled to call yourself Professor for the rest of the day.

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.

Q1: To trigger lighting scenes according to sunrise and sunset times

Q2: Constant current. Constant voltage.

Q3: ‘Maintained’ fixtures form part of the normal lighting scheme and are illuminated in day-to-day use. ‘Non-maintained’ fixtures are only illuminated during emergency lighting conditions

Q4: Use systems that operate at different frequencies

Q5: 64

Q6: It would open


For more on this, and the other 11 Modules in the Programme, and to place your order, visit https://www.eda.org.uk/

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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