The Basics of Efficient Lighting reference manual is a joint initiative of the E3 Program and the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA)

Download the manual to understand the basic concepts of energy efficiency, sustainability, light and lighting design – and explore the key requirements of a lighting system and what standards need to be met.

The first edition of this manual was prepared in 2009. This revised second edition was prepared in 2017-2018 by Beletich Associates, with considerable input from the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IESANZ).

Additional minor updates were made in early 2019, with the final version of the manual released in June 2019