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Training Events

Western Lighting is committed to continuing education in Lighting & Energy Control. Here is a list of upcoming events.

This four-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 a multitude of 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.

Cost: $1,300 (includes optional hotel)

If you are a Lutron residential system provider, please register using your Lutron LCI page. Click here to login.

If you are not currently a Lutron residential system providers but interested in joining this program, please contact Kevin Berg at kevin@westernecs.com or call (714) 785-5707 for more information.

Bluebeam 1O1

Introducing a new set of tools to make specification easier, increase the accuracy of specifications, and save significant time when designing any Lutron system.

These new tools will help Lutron dealers by enabling specifiers to easily and accurately specify Lutron on their jobs.

 The new Bluebeam tool improves digital workflow by allowing a .csv output from Bluebeam to be easily imported into myProjects to reduce duplicate efforts. Combining this feature with the new capability of importing myProjects files directly into the HomeWorks Designer software provides an easy to use, end to end solution from spec to close!

What you will learn:

  • What is Bluebeam?
  • How to use Bluebeam?
  • Bluebeam Tips and Tricks.
  • How to import Bluebeam to myLutron?

Cost: Free to attend

Who should attend? Lutron HomeWorks and Shades installers.

To register, click here

Questions? Contact Sadie Berg at sadie@westernecs.com or call 714 743 7433.

Feb. 20 • IESLA Product Fair

Los Angeles, CA
1:30 pm - 8:00 pm

IES Los Angeles is very excited to announce that the 25th Annual IESLA Wally Whitney Memorial Product Fair will be returning to the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.  This can't be miss event is hosted by the IESLA along with Los Angeles top lighting agencies. Over 120 Lighting technology manufacturers will be showing the latest in LED technology and lighting fixture design.

Show enhancements include:

  • Free admission and parking (1:30 pm to 8:00 pm)
  • Free food from an assortment of exciting vendors
  • Barista coffee bar
  • No host bar with beer, wine, and cocktails
  • Live music
  • Sponsored raffle prizes

The IESLA Product Fair is the lead funding source for IES Los Angeles Section Student Education Fund, which consists of the Saul Goldin Memorial Internship Program and the Russell Cole Memorial Design Competition. Your attendance helps to facilitate these programs.

Click here to register today!

Questions? Contact David Martin at david@westernecs.com 

Feb. 25 • Lutron Vive Training

Los Angeles, CA
9:00 am - 4:00pm

This class is designed for those who want to learn more about the Lutron VIVE System.

Lutron VIVE is a simple wireless lighting control solution for new and existing commercial buildings. VIVE is Title 24 compliant, offers area control & sensing, performance dimming, daylight harvesting, time clock, and demand response.

With VIVE wireless products, you can install a switch and sensor in as little as 15 minutes. And since no new wiring is required, you won't disrupt occupants in the space.

Topic covered:

  • How to design VIVE
  • How to program a VIVE System
  • Vive Parts and pieces
  • Designer Software
  • Different ways to commission VIVE

Who should attend? Lighting specifier, electrical contractor, electrical distributor, or design-build professional who wants to understand the options for building an energy-saving solution for small and/or medium commercial applications.

To Register, click here.

Questions? Contact Ben Moore ben@westernecs.com or call (310) 717.0888.

This FREE class will teach you how to easily incorporate Lutron RA2 Select , RadioRA 2 or Caseta into your projects. We will also give an overview of how shades work with HomeWorks QS.

This is a great class to attend if you are looking for ways to save a significant amount of money and time on your jobsite. It will also allow you to give the homeowner a better overall experience.

Who should attend? Lutron shades dealers.

Cost: Free to attend (Lunch provided)

To register, click here.

Questions?  Contact Kristian St. Martin kristian@westernecs.com or call (949) 378-1016.

Learn about the 2019 Title 24 code changes with a Lutron energy code expert. Join our CEU presentation to discover the best new strategies for achieving code compliance.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast whilst earning credits for attending our CEU presentation:

"Take Control of CA Title 24 2019"

CEU Credits:

  • AIA Program #TCCT24 (1.0 LU/HSW)
  • USGBC Approved #0920012035 (1.0 GBCI CE Hours)

Course description: By reviewing U.S. Department of Energy data, the participant will be able to describe the importance of energy conservation in buildings and how light control significantly helps. We will compare versions of the Standard and the participant will then be able to identify the key changes in Title 24 with regards to lighting and controls in nonresidential buildings. By using California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards, the participant will be able to determine how to meet the mandated lighting control requirements for new construction and additions of nonresidential buildings. Also, by using California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards, the participant will be able to determine how to meet the mandated lighting control requirements for existing buildings lighting alterations of nonresidential buildings.

Cost: Free to attend

Who should attend? Commercial specifiers, Electrical contractors, and distributors.

To register, click here

Questions? Please contact Jen Moore at jen@westernecs.com or call (702) 556-3017. You can also contact Susana Cabello at scabello@lutron or call (484) 294-7162.

Come alive under beautiful light: Discover Ketra, the world’s most advanced lighting system.

This FREE class is for those that are not already a Ketra dealer but interested in founding out more about the benefit of using Ketra on your projects and how to access Ketra products.

During this class, we will cover:

  1. Live Ketra product demonstration
  2. Review Ketra product family
  3. Review Ketra wiring
  4. Learn about Ketra Integration with HomeWorks QS
  5. Review the Ketra sales features
  6. Lutron/Ketra Dealership timeline and requirements
  7. Lutron partnership program for Working with an Authorized Ketra Residential Installer

Cost: Free to attend

Who should attend? Any home automation specialist, electrical contractor, security dealer, or lighting showroom.

To register, click here

Questions? Contact Kevin Berg at kevin@westernecs.com or call (714) 785-5707.

March 10 • Lutron Advantage Champion Training

Los Angeles, CA
9:00 am - 4:00pm
Grow your business and expand your expertise!

Join us for a 1-Day Champion Training Event hosted by Lutron.

Who should attend? This training is designed for Electrical Wholesaler who support Lutron in their business. (Each EW Partner will need to register at least one employee to attend this training).

The event will feature Lutron's most popular products, including VIVE, RA2 Select and Caséta Wireless.

Cost: Free to attend (Lunch provided)

To Registerclick here.

Questions? Contact Scott Stevens at sstevens@westernecs.com or call (213) 453-0902.

March 10-11 • Lutron RadioRA2 Bootcamp

San Diego, CA
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This FREE two-day course is designed to give you a better understanding of the Lutron RadioRA2 system.

RadioRA2 is a wireless (RF)- only system ideal for new construction and retrofit applications. You can use the existing wiring to install the majority of RadioRA 2 devices.

RadioRA2 is perfect for mid-market residential applications. This solution will give you the ability to adjust the amount of daylight, electric light, and temperature throughout your home. The system also turns off standby power to small appliances when they're not in use.

This class provides an overview of RadioRA 2 system architecture and Clear Connect® RF Technology, RadioRA 2 products, software programming, and the Lutron difference.

Who should attend? Residential contractors.

Agenda: 

  • March 10th, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm: RadioRA2 Parts and Pieces, 
  • March 11th, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm: RadioRA2 Programming.

Cost: Free to attend (Lunch provided)

To registerclick here.

Questions?  Contact Brian Schaefer at bschaefer@westernecs.com or call (858) 717-5415.

March 11-13 • Volutone Outdoor and Landscape Road Show

Van Nuys, Irvine, and San Diego, CA
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious BBQ with us whilst learning about Lutron and Holm Architectural & Landscape Lighting latest solutions. Volutone will also have other solutions for you such as outdoor TVs, Speakers and more.

For your convenience, we offer 3 different dates and locations:

  • Wednesday, March 11th, 2020: Volutone Van Nuys,
  • Thursday, March 12th, 2020: Volutone Irvine, 
  • Friday, March 13th, 2020: Volutone San Diego.

Each event will start at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Cost: Free to attend

Who should attend? Electrical contractors, AV integrators, landscape lighting professionals, and builders.

To register, click here

Questions? Please contact Sadie Berg at sadie@westernecs.com or call 714 743 7433.

Grow your business and expand your expertise!

Join us for a 1-Day Champion Training Event hosted by Lutron.

Who should attend? This training is designed for Electrical Wholesaler who support Lutron in their business. (Each EW Partner will need to register at least one employee to attend this training).

The event will feature Lutron's most popular products, including VIVE, RA2 Select and Caséta Wireless.

Cost: Free to attend (Lunch provided)

To Registerclick here.

Questions? Contact Francisco Arteaga francisco@westernecs.com or call  (213) 453-6777.

March 12 • Lutron Advantage Champion Training

San Diego, CA
9:00 am - 4:00pm
Grow your business and expand your expertise!

Join us for a 1-Day Champion Training Event hosted by Lutron.

Who should attend? This training is designed for Electrical Wholesaler who support Lutron in their business. (Each EW Partner will need to register at least one employee to attend this training).

The event will feature Lutron's most popular products, including VIVE, RA2 Select and Caséta Wireless.

Cost: Free to attend (Lunch provided)

To Registerclick here.

Questions?  Contact Brian Schaefer at bschaefer@westernecs.com or call (858) 717-5415.

These three days, classes are open to existing Lutron accounts. You can choose the days you wish to attend.

This year Lutron will offer classes on the latest innovations in HomeWorks, Ketra, Palladiom, and other award-winning Lutron product lines.

This year’s classes will be a deep dive into Lutron's new technology and tools, LED lighting and fixtures, and include a day dedicated to strategies for growing your business with Lutron products and solutions.

Find a complete course list, cost, and links to register here. Please note that you will need to login to your mylutron account to access the information.

Please contact Kevin Berg kevin@westernecs.com or Jimm Reifsnyder jimm@westernecs.com should you have any questions.

March 19 • Paint The Night with Light!

Costa Mesa, CA
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Landscape Lighting & Integration 1O1.

Join us for a Lunch & Learn to get best practices for landscape lighting and how to integrate it all together with Lutron.

Learning Objectives:

  • Fixture selection
  • Wiring basics
  • Controls
  • Integration techniques
  • Mock-ups / Demo
  • Lighting basics
  • Power requirements

Who should attend? Residential contractors.

Cost: Free to attend

To register, click here

Questions? Contact Sadie Berg at sadie@westernecs.com or call 714 743 7433.

Bluebeam 1O1

Introducing a new set of tools to make specification easier, increase the accuracy of specifications, and save significant time when designing any Lutron system.

These new tools will help Lutron dealers by enabling specifiers to easily and accurately specify Lutron on their jobs.

 The new Bluebeam tool improves digital workflow by allowing a .csv output from Bluebeam to be easily imported into myProjects to reduce duplicate efforts. Combining this feature with the new capability of importing myProjects files directly into the HomeWorks Designer software provides an easy to use, end to end solution from spec to close!

What you will learn:

  • What is Bluebeam?
  • How to use Bluebeam?
  • Bluebeam Tips and Tricks.
  • How to import Bluebeam to myLutron?

Cost: Free to attend

Who should attend? Lutron HomeWorks and Shades installers.

To register, click here

Questions? Contact Sadie Berg at sadie@westernecs.com or call 714 743 7433.

March 24 • Lutron Vive Training

Irvine, CA
9:00 am - 4:00pm

This class is designed for those who want to learn more about the Lutron VIVE System.

Lutron VIVE is a simple wireless lighting control solution for new and existing commercial buildings. VIVE is Title 24 compliant, offers area control & sensing, performance dimming, daylight harvesting, time clock, and demand response.

With VIVE wireless products, you can install a switch and sensor in as little as 15 minutes. And since no new wiring is required, you won't disrupt occupants in the space.

Topic covered:

  • How to design VIVE
  • How to program a VIVE System
  • Vive Parts and pieces
  • Designer Software
  • Different ways to commission VIVE

Who should attend? Lighting specifier, electrical contractor, electrical distributor, or design-build professional who wants to understand the options for building an energy-saving solution for small and/or medium commercial applications.

To Register, click here.

Questions? Contact Francisco Arteaga francisco@westernecs.com or call (213) 453-6777.

March 25 • Paint The Night with Light!

Rancho Mirage, CA
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Landscape Lighting & Integration 1O1.

Join us for a Lunch & Learn to get best practices for landscape lighting and how to integrate it all together with Lutron.

Learning Objectives:

  • Fixture selection
  • Wiring basics
  • Controls
  • Integration techniques
  • Mock-ups / Demo
  • Lighting basics
  • Power requirements

Who should attend? Residential contractors.

Cost: Free to attend

To register, click here

Questions? Contact Sadie Berg at sadie@westernecs.com or call 714 743 7433.

April 2 • Paint The Night with Light!

SanDiego, CA
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Landscape Lighting & Integration 1O1.

Join us for a Lunch & Learn to get best practices for landscape lighting and how to integrate it all together with Lutron.

Learning Objectives:

  • Fixture selection
  • Wiring basics
  • Controls
  • Integration techniques
  • Mock-ups / Demo
  • Lighting basics
  • Power requirements

Who should attend? Residential contractors.

Cost: Free to attend

To register, click here

Questions? Contact Sadie Berg at sadie@westernecs.com or call 714 743 7433.

April 7-8 • Lutron RadioRA2 Bootcamp

Los Angeles, CA
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This FREE two-day course is designed to give you a better understanding of the Lutron RadioRA2 system.

RadioRA2 is a wireless (RF)- only system ideal for new construction and retrofit applications. You can use the existing wiring to install the majority of RadioRA 2 devices.

RadioRA2 is perfect for mid-market residential applications. This solution will give you the ability to adjust the amount of daylight, electric light, and temperature throughout your home. The system also turns off standby power to small appliances when they're not in use.

This class provides an overview of RadioRA 2 system architecture and Clear Connect® RF Technology, RadioRA 2 products, software programming, and the Lutron difference.

Who should attend? Residential contractors.

Agenda: 

  • April 7th, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm: RadioRA2 Parts and Pieces, 
  • April 8th, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm: RadioRA2 Programming.

Cost: Free to attend (Lunch provided)

To register, click here.

Questions?  Contact Kristian St. Martin kristian@westernecs.com or call (949) 378-1016.

Come alive under beautiful light: Discover Ketra, the world’s most advanced lighting system.

This FREE class is for those that are not already a Ketra dealer but interested in founding out more about the benefit of using Ketra on your projects and how to access Ketra products.

During this class, we will cover:

  1. Live Ketra product demonstration
  2. Review Ketra product family
  3. Review Ketra wiring
  4. Learn about Ketra Integration with HomeWorks QS
  5. Review the Ketra sales features
  6. Lutron/Ketra Dealership timeline and requirements
  7. Lutron partnership program for Working with an Authorized Ketra Residential Installer

Cost: Free to attend

Who should attend? Any home automation specialist, electrical contractor, security dealer, or lighting showroom.

To register, click here

Questions? Contact Kevin Berg at kevin@westernecs.com or call (714) 785-5707.

Bluebeam 1O1

Introducing a new set of tools to make specification easier, increase the accuracy of specifications, and save significant time when designing any Lutron system.

These new tools will help Lutron dealers by enabling specifiers to easily and accurately specify Lutron on their jobs.

 The new Bluebeam tool improves digital workflow by allowing a .csv output from Bluebeam to be easily imported into myProjects to reduce duplicate efforts. Combining this feature with the new capability of importing myProjects files directly into the HomeWorks Designer software provides an easy to use, end to end solution from spec to close!

What you will learn:

  • What is Bluebeam?
  • How to use Bluebeam?
  • Bluebeam Tips and Tricks.
  • How to import Bluebeam to myLutron?

Cost: Free to attend

Who should attend? Lutron HomeWorks and Shades installers.

Registration will open soon. Stay tuned!

Questions? Contact Sadie Berg at sadie@westernecs.com or call 714 743 7433.

April 21 • Lutron Vive Training

San Diego, CA
9:00 am - 4:00pm

This class is designed for those who want to learn more about the Lutron VIVE System.

Lutron VIVE is a simple wireless lighting control solution for new and existing commercial buildings. VIVE is Title 24 compliant, offers area control & sensing, performance dimming, daylight harvesting, time clock, and demand response.

With VIVE wireless products, you can install a switch and sensor in as little as 15 minutes. And since no new wiring is required, you won't disrupt occupants in the space.

Topic covered:

  • How to design VIVE
  • How to program a VIVE System
  • Vive Parts and pieces
  • Designer Software
  • Different ways to commission VIVE

Who should attend? Lighting specifier, electrical contractor, electrical distributor, or design-build professional who wants to understand the options for building an energy-saving solution for small and/or medium commercial applications.

To Register, click here.

Questions? Contact Lucas Holt lucas@westernecs.com  or call (858) 275-4009.

April 28 • Lutron Vive Training in SPANISH

Los Angeles, CA
9:00 am - 4:00pm

This class is designed for Spanish speakers who want to learn more about the Lutron VIVE System.

Lutron VIVE is a simple wireless lighting control solution for new and existing commercial buildings. VIVE is Title 24 compliant, offers area control & sensing, performance dimming, daylight harvesting, time clock, and demand response.

With VIVE wireless products, you can install a switch and sensor in as little as 15 minutes. And since no new wiring is required, you won't disrupt occupants in the space.

Topic covered:

  • How to design VIVE
  • How to program a VIVE System
  • Vive Parts and pieces
  • Designer Software
  • Different ways to commission VIVE

Who should attend? Lighting specifier, electrical contractor, electrical distributor, or design-build professional who wants to understand the options for building an energy-saving solution for small and/or medium commercial applications.

To Register, click here.

Questions? Contact Francisco Arteaga francisco@westernecs.com or call (213) 453.6777.

This FREE two-day course is designed to give you a better understanding of the Lutron HomeWorks QS system.

HomeWorks QS allows you to provide sophisticated control of your customers' surroundings, every hour of the day.
The system, designed for exclusive homes, seamlessly integrates the control of electric light and daylight, as well as audiovisual and HVAC systems. And it does all of that while saving energy.

This course includes an overview of the entire HomeWorks QS system architecture, share best practices on the system design, and give you an introduction to basic system programming.

Who should attend? Residential system providers, contractors, and dealers.

Cost: Free to attend (Lunch provided)

To register, click here.

Questions? Contact Chris Stout at cstout@westernecs.com or call (951) 219-2362.

May 12 • Paint The Night with Light!

Los Angeles, CA
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Landscape Lighting & Integration 1O1.

Join us for a Lunch & Learn to get best practices for landscape lighting and how to integrate it all together with Lutron.

Learning Objectives:

  • Fixture selection
  • Wiring basics
  • Controls
  • Integration techniques
  • Mock-ups / Demo
  • Lighting basics
  • Power requirements

Who should attend? Residential contractors.

Cost: Free to attend

To register, click here

Questions? Contact Sadie Berg at sadie@westernecs.com or call 714 743 7433.

Bluebeam 1O1

Introducing a new set of tools to make specification easier, increase the accuracy of specifications, and save significant time when designing any Lutron system.

These new tools will help Lutron dealers by enabling specifiers to easily and accurately specify Lutron on their jobs.

 The new Bluebeam tool improves digital workflow by allowing a .csv output from Bluebeam to be easily imported into myProjects to reduce duplicate efforts. Combining this feature with the new capability of importing myProjects files directly into the HomeWorks Designer software provides an easy to use, end to end solution from spec to close!

What you will learn:

  • What is Bluebeam?
  • How to use Bluebeam?
  • Bluebeam Tips and Tricks.
  • How to import Bluebeam to myLutron?

Cost: Free to attend

Who should attend? Lutron HomeWorks and Shades installers.

To register, click here

Questions? Contact Sadie Berg at sadie@westernecs.com or call 714 743 7433.

This four-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 a multitude of 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.

Cost: $1,300 (includes optional hotel)

If you are a Lutron residential system provider, please register using your Lutron LCI page. Click here to login.

If you are not currently a Lutron residential system providers but interested in joining this program, please contact Kevin Berg at kevin@westernecs.com or call (714) 785-5707 for more information.

This four-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 a multitude of 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.

Cost: $1,300 (includes optional hotel)

If you are a Lutron residential system provider, please register using your Lutron LCI page. Click here to login.

If you are not currently a Lutron residential system providers but interested in joining this program, please contact Kevin Berg at kevin@westernecs.com or call (714) 785-5707 for more information.

RadioRA 2 Level 2 (L2) Training is an instructor-led, two-day course that uses fully functional lab equipment to build a stronger foundation and understanding of L1 Training concepts and cover advanced concepts of the RadioRA 2 Inclusive software.

Advanced concepts include networking, commissioning two main repeater systems, timeclock programming, HVAC programming, 3rd party integration, and troubleshooting. Upon completion of the course, attendees will earn access to the RadioRA 2 Inclusive software, allowing for projects with two main repeaters and up to 200 devices.

Prerequisite: Completion of RadioRA 2 Level 1 training.

Cost: $650 (includes optional hotel)

If you are a Lutron residential system provider, please register using your Lutron LCI page. Click here to login.

If you are not currently a Lutron residential system providers but interested in joining this program, please contact Kevin Berg at kevin@westernecs.com or call (714) 785-5707 for more information.

The Lighting Brand has just released another AIA .25 LU continuing education course that details the recent and important changes to the 2019 ASHRAE codes and standards. Below are further details about this course:

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course explores the latest updates to the lighting and lighting controls requirements defined by the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Standard for Buildings Except for Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The changes include modified lighting power allowances, mandatory commissioning, new rules for modeling lighting systems, and updates to the requirements for side-lighting, daylight-responsive controls and lighting controls in parking garages.

To register, click here.