Genlyte Controls Offers Free Training Classes for PLC and Advanced Dimming

Two-day sessions will cover dimming and lighting control products

DALLAS - January 7, 2004 - Genlyte Controls will conduct eight training seminars designed to educate and inform lighting professionals about power line carrier (PLC) dimming and specification -level lighting control products. The two -day seminars will cover the latest lighting control products from Lightolier Controls and Entertainment Technology. Training includes hands -on design and application techniques.

There are two seminars to choose from: PLC Training or a Commercial/Entertainment Design Specification class. The PLC Training course covers the fundamentals of dimming - what to light, how to light it and how to control it. The Specification class provides an in -depth review of commercial/theatrical dimming systems and system architecture, including architectural dimming, computer (AV) integration, ASCII and theatrical DMX512 protocols.

"The PLC Training class is ideal for people who work in the home automation market and wish to learn more about lighting control systems," said Genlyte Controls product manager Jason Moreno. "The Advanced Dimming class is best suited for specifiers with a medium to high level of experience and are seeking a greater understanding of more sophisticated dimming products and applications."

All classes will be conducted at Genlyte Controls' Dallas training facility. Training dates are:
Date Class Instructor Registration deadline
Feb. 6 -7 PLC Training Dan Loncar Jan. 23
March 19 -20 Specification Richard Eisenberg March 5
April 23 -24 PLC Training Scott Spear April 9
May 21 -22 PLC Training Tom Simons May 7
June 25 -26 Specification Penny Henderson June 11
Aug. 20 -21 PLC Training Scott Spear Aug. 6
Sept. 24 -25 Specification Tom Simons Sept. 10
Nov. 5 -6 PLC Training Penny Henderson Oct. 22

The "classroom" portion of the seminars will teach attendees how to program, install, wire, trouble -shoot and layout a lighting control system, as well as provide information on how lighting professionals can increase their business through solution/application selling. Attendees will also tour Genlyte Controls' Dallas manufacturing facility to see the company's state -of -the -art technology. The course also includes an off -site visit to a nearby residence fully equipped with a whole -house lighting control system.

The courses are free, but a refundable $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot in one of the PLC seminars. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Genlyte Controls will make all hotel reservations and will cover all hotel, food and transportation costs during training.

For information on the training sessions or to register, contact Jason Moreno at 214.647.7976 or

About Genlyte Controls
Dallas -based Genlyte Controls is comprised of Lightolier Controls, Entertainment Technology and Vari -Lite. The company manufactures lighting and lighting control products, which it distributes through a national dealer network. Genlyte Controls is a division of Lightolier, the most recognized name in the lighting industry.

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