LPEA to host lighting technology workshop May 22


By Indiana Reed

Special to The SUN

Continuing its free information series designed to help members “save their energy,” La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will host Basics of Bulbs, Understanding New Lighting Technology, Wednesday, May 22, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at LPEA’s headquarters in Bodo Industrial Park, Durango.

All those interested in learning more about saving energy through lighting are invited to attend. Lunch will be served.

“Lighting technology continues to evolve quickly, so we wanted to host another workshop,” said Ray Pierotti, project specialist who oversees lighting programs for LPEA. “We continue to answer a lot of questions for our members, especially concerning the newer, energy-efficient LED bulbs.”

This workshop will also feature a presentation on energy-saving control strategies from Dave Warner of Centauri Sales. Topics will include Occupancy Sensing: What it is and how it basically works; Dimming:  Does it really save energy? Is it really expensive?; Daylight Harvesting:  What is it? Can I do it?; What All is Involved with Installation?; and What kind of payback Can I assume?

“It’s terrific that Dave can join us,” added Pierotti. “This is new information that we haven’t included in earlier lighting workshops — information that I think will be of great value. I’m looking forward to learning a lot.”

LPEA offers a selection of rebates for both residents and businesses that invest in new lighting technology, and these options will be reviewed at the workshop as well.

Because lunch will be served, those interested in attending are asked to R.S.V.P. to Ray Pierotti, rpierotti@lpea.coop or 382-7770.