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Leading the Way in Lighting Education

We take pride in educating and training our factory sales force. Our goal is to provide you, the customer, with the same educational materials and information to help you in selecting your lighting system requirements.

A variety of topics are covered in our Center for Light & Space (CL&S) seminars, including ballasts, lighting fundamentals, computer-aided lighting design and application guidelines. Check our online schedule for the dates of upcoming Holophane seminars.

Whether it's indoor or outdoor lighting and whether it’s commercial, utility, roadway, security or one of our other lighting topics, you'll find that the CL&S-Granville can provide you with the best training available in the industry.


State of the Art Facility

State-of-the-Art Facility

In April 2007, Acuity Brands opened the highly anticipated new Center for Light & Space located in Granville, Ohio, just a few minutes' drive from the Holophane manufacturing facility in Newark, Ohio.

The new CL&S facility, which replaced the previous one located in Newark, is a larger and much improved setting with state-of-the-art training and presentation resources. The new CL&S-Granville has increased seating capacity from 24 to 40 students in a much more spacious room.

In addition to the latest audio-visual and demonstration equipment, it also utilizes a variety of the best lighting products and controls that Holophane and Acuity Brands have to offer.

Experts in Education

Teaching from Experience

Our seminar instructors have decades of experience in the lighting industry, including respected positions within the IES.



Course Variety

Our courses range from lighting fundamentals to the use of VisualĀ® software for design and calculations to real-world challenges and product-specifying strategies.

Hands-on Training

Get hands on with a full range of infrastructure and industrial products to learn what is critical to success in product design, manufacturing and specification.


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Comfort and Convenience

Comfort and Convenience

The CL&S-Granville facility is a spacious auditorium providing comfortable seating and work areas for up to 40 students in an attractive, modern setting that utilizes industry-leading lighting and A/V equipment.

From the inviting, curved architectural styling and comfortable leather seating, down to the wireless networking and power boxes at each table, you'll find that each seat in the house is as comfortable and functional as a small office.

Instructors and Guest Speakers

Instructors and Guest Speakers

Your instructors will be some of the best engineers, scientists and product specialists in the industry today — instructors who not only have the academic knowledge of the lighting sciences but also a "real-world" understanding of current technologies, products and customer needs.

Some of the CL&S seminars also feature special guest speakers who are highly respected in the lighting industry and bring a great outside perspective to the topics at hand.

Classes and Certifications

The Acuity Brands CL&S-Granville lineup features several training dates per year with an average of eight different seminars to choose from.

In addition to the obvious benefit that such a high quality of training brings to you and your career growth, the seminars also qualify for a variety of industry certification credits and learning units such as AIA LUs. These AIA credits can be applied to PDHs for engineers and LEUs for lighting professionals.

Samples, Demos and Visual Aids

Our CL&S facility and Nighttime Demo feature a large variety of product samples, demonstration equipment and other visual aids that greatly improve the ability to see, touch and comprehend the seminar subject matter. These photos show just a few examples from the array of lighting demonstration modules at CL&S-Granville. There is a great deal of "hands-on" training with actual luminaires and other lighting equipment at the center.

Demos and Visual Aids

Solid-State LED Technology


Demos and Visual Aids

Prismatic Glass Refractors and Glare Control


Demos and Visual Aids

The Science of Reflectors in Luminaire Design