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Lighting Control Institute

About The Lighting Control Institute (LCI)

Our mission is to educate industry professionals about the benefits of lighting control so they have the tools to determine the best solution for every customer and every space. Our workshops focus on selling, specification, installation and programming. We also offer many Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses.

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In 2012, we announced the launch of LCI Online, a training portal where customers can take brief web-based courses on relevant Lutron topics, enroll in instructor-led courses at one of our facilities, and maintain records of Continuing Education Unit courses they have attended.

Please be advised LCI Online participants will be required to register for these sessions. Registering will provide participants the advantage of tracking their training sessions and the ability to provide proof of training completion.

New to LCI Online? Learn how to create an account.
Learn how to enroll in an instructor-led training event.
Learn how to access LCI’s many web-based courses.

Comprehensive Course Listing

Advanced Shades Training
This two-day seminar is designed to provide existing Lutron shade providers with knowledge of advanced topics such as angled windows, curved applications, corner conditions, and more. This course is only open to fully qualified Lutron shade providers who have at least one year of experience as an authorized Lutron window system account.
Facility Manager Training – GRAFIK 7000
This 3-day seminar is targeted at training facility manager employees on Lutron's GRAFIK 7000 lighting management system hardware and software products and associated peripheral devices, dimming ballasts/LED drivers and wired/wireless controls and sensor products. Facility managers will receive extensive training on GRAFIK 7000 E-Lumen operational software package and limited training on GRAFIK 7000 database design software. Acceptance into this seminar is contingent on approval from the Lutron Services Company.
Facility Manager Training – Quantum® 101
This course is designed for Facility Managers that use Quantum Versions 1.5 through 2.6. If you would like to become more proficient at using the Quantum Software Suite with your Quantum Total Light Management™ system, this two-day class provides the hands-on training to make that happen. On the first day you will learn the following “Q-Admin” concepts: Ballast Replacement Wizard, Reports generation, Diagnostics monitoring, Time Clock modification, Area Scene changes, Daylight Target Set Point, Occupancy modification, and Hyperion setup/adjustments. On day two you will learn the basics of Q-Design: adding a new QS Control, Area/Zone modification, and Network-related tools. Hands-on Quantum Trainer Kits will be used by each student to provide a visual aid for in-class exercises.
*Please check your Quantum desktop icon for software version number. The first two numbers are relevant: Ex. Quantum 2.5.XXX
Facility Manager Training - Quantum® 201
This course is designed for Facility Managers that use Quantum Versions 1.5 through 2.6. This 4-day seminar is an intensive training targeted at the facility manager that already has an understanding of the Quantum Software Suite and the Quantum Total Light Management™ System. This course will discuss: system hardware and software products, associated QS peripheral devices, dimming ballasts/LED drivers, wired/wireless controls and sensor products. Facility managers will receive extensive training on Quantum Q-Admin and Quantum Q-Design software. This course will go into high-level topics such as: Basic Networking, Basic Network Troubleshooting with Wireshark, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, QS Link Troubleshooting, QS Firmware upgrading, using Telnet to extract processor logs, and advanced Hyperion configuration. Acceptance into this seminar is contingent on approval from the Lutron Services Company. While FMT Quantum 101 is not a required prerequisite, it is strongly recommended due to the overall content and pace of this course.

*Please check your Quantum desktop icon for software version number The first two numbers are relevant: Ex. Quantum 2.5.XXX
Fundamentals of Lighting Control
If you are ready to jump into the world of commercial lighting control, this three-day class is a great place to start.
Homeworks® QS (HWQS) Qualification Course
This five-day course is the capstone for Lutron’s Residential System Provider program. We utilize hands-on training to teach you how to design, install, and program Lutron’s residential total light control system, utilizing Homeworks QS, Serena and Sivoia® Insulating Honeycomb Shades.
Lutron Advantage Partner - Advanced
This two-day course teaches our Advantage Partners how to sell/position Lutron solutions commercially. We will review how to identify the right lighting control opportunity, as well as hot topics like energy codes. The course is designed to be interactive, and will include hands-on training, such as using the Energi Advisor App to create an Energi TriPak BOM.
Lutron Advantage Partner – Basic
This two-day course teaches our Advantage Partners how to sell/position Lutron solutions, both residentially and commercially. We will review sales tools available and new product introductions.The course is designed to be interactive, and will include hands-on programming training and sales strategy application.
RadioRA®2 L2 Training
The RadioRA 2 Level 2 Advanced Programming Training is a two-day course focusing on the fundamental differences between one and two main repeater systems. It takes a hands-on approach to learning more advanced aspects of the RadioRA 2 programming software, and uses lab exercises to help demonstrate and apply concepts. Topics covered include networking, timeclock programming, HVAC programming, and integration.

Pre-requisites: Completion of the Level 1 (L1) BLAST Training (live or online) and the completion of at least two RadioRA 2 jobs (job files must be submitted as part of the enrollment process).
Residential Shade Qualification Training
This three-day seminar is designed to give new and existing Lutron accounts an in-depth overview of Lutron’s entire breadth of window treatment technology. This course provides a solid background in the basics of daylight control, fabric selection and system design. This class features over 7 hands-on workshops and a final project that will test the application of all covered topics. Upon completion of this course, approved attendees will be qualified to sell, specify, purchase, and install the full line of Lutron Shading Solutions.
Triathlon Shade Essentials Qualification
This course is intended for any dealer or contractor interested in making automated shading solutions an integral part of their business/profit model as well as any honeycomb shade qualified dealer or contractor who wants to upgrade their qualification to the entire Sivoia® QS Triathlon line – honeycomb and roller shades. Upon completion of this course, a final exam, and the qualifying opening order, attendees earn access to Lutron’s Shade Configuration Tool (SCT) – a software design and quote tool providing access to the Sivoia QS Triathlon suite of products for the ability to sell, specify, measure, purchase and install these strategic solutions.