Lighting of Buildings - An Introduction


This half-day course examines the lighting of buildings, statues and monuments within the public realm. Its aim is to give delegates an understanding of the factors involved in exterior, non-highway lighting.

Aims & Objectives:

To enable delegates to:

  • Know how to approach an outdoor lighting project
  • Understand the different techniques used in lighting
  • Compare different methods of lighting in relation to energy consumption, quality, control etc.
  • Have an understanding of electrical supply and control methods

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to understand the factors affecting outdoor lighting and speak knowledgeably to equipment suppliers. They will also be able to write an outline brief.

Course Outline:

  • Factors affecting decorative floodlighting
  • Controlling light and avoiding light pollution
  • The siting equipment
  • Minimising energy use and methods of control
  • The various techniques used in lighting buildings, monuments and statues
  • The use of colour
  • Examples of good and bad lighting - discussion

  • Tutor presentation with PowerPoint.
  • There will also be visual aids
  • Equipment samples
  • Q&A sessions.

Discussion and Feedback from the delegates during each topic forms an important part of the learning process.

The participants will know how to design and specify outdoor lighting.

Intended For:

This course is intended for anyone who is involved in exterior lighting projects.

Delegates should have a basic understanding of engineering. No specific lighting knowledge is required.