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Everything you need to know about lighting but have been too afraid to ask.

The ILP Fundamental Lighting Course covers the foundations of light, lighting design and maintenance.

Course Details

Member price: £125 + VAT

Non-member price: £200 + VAT

Course Availability: Instant access. Content available for 7 days from purchase.

Course Length: 4 hour long videos, plus extra time for assessments

CPD Hours: 5 hours

An Essential Course For:

  • Senior management from a non-lighting background
  • Sales professionals in the lighting industry
  • New entrants to the profession

Whether you are brand new to the industry or just in need of an informative refresher, this course will bring your knowledge bang up to date enabling you to make informed decisions and represent your organisation effectively.

What You Will Learn

You will take away an understanding of:

  • what light is
  • the definitions and equipment used in lighting
  • the lighting design process
  • asset management
  • evaluating safety and quality
  • energy issues and solutions

Take This Course

Fundamental Lighting Course

Member price: £125 + VAT

Non-member price: £200 + VAT

Course Availability: Instant access. Content available for 7 days from purchase.

Course Length: 4 hour long videos, plus extra time for assessments

CPD Hours: 5 hours

To take advantage of the reduced membership rate, enter your ILP membership number below.

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Course Information

PART 1

Introduction

  1. What is Light?
  2. The Eye
  3. Vision
  4. Colour

PART 2

Introduction

  1. Light sources and control gear
  2. Colour rendition
  3. Light emitting diodes (LEDs)
  4. Luminaires

PART 3

Introduction

  1. Lighting standards
  2. Road lighting designs
  3. Factors effecting lighting design
  4. Lighting columns

PART 4

Introduction

  1. Electrical distribution, supplies and energy
  2. Central management systems and dimming
  3. Testing and inspection
  4. Light meters and likely future trends

FINAL ASSESSMENT

An essential course for:

  • Senior management from a non-lighting background
  • Sales professionals in the lighting industry
  • New entrants to the profession

Whether you are brand new to the industry or just in need of an informative refresher, this course will bring your knowledge bang up to date enabling you to make informed decisions and represent your organisation effectively.

Peter Harrison

Current Position:

Technical Director, ILP

Professional Qualifications:

Chartered Engineer
Fellow ILP

Academic Qualifications

MBA
HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Experience

With over 35 years in the street lighting industry, mainly as a local authority engineer and manager, Peter has a wide range of experience. Peter was a Director of Harrison Lighting Limited acting as an independent consultant in the exterior lighting industry before becoming ILP Technical Director in 2019. Prior to that, he was Head of Lighting Design and Additional Revenue at Balfour Beatty Living Places, responsible for the delivery of the lighting designs for the Core Investment Period (CIP) lighting replacements at Coventry, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire street lighting PFI projects. The role also involved providing advice on invest to save schemes, energy reduction strategies, highway improvement schemes and public realm improvements at PFI projects in Derby, South Tyneside and Sunderland where CIP has been completed.

He was involved in the procurement of the Birmingham Street Services PFI and before that was part of the core team that delivered the Staffordshire street lighting PFI. He has experience of the maintenance and refurbishment of tunnel lighting and management systems. He has experience in developing city beautification policies and strategies, has extensive lighting design experience and working with Planning Authorities carrying out lighting impact assessments.

Peter is experienced in developing street lighting policies, strategies and development plans to assist local authorities to achieve long term savings through Invest to Save strategies, developing carbon management plans and energy reduction strategies.

He is a past Chairman of the Midlands Region Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) and represents the ILP Midlands region at national level, has been a tutor and project leader on the ILP Exterior Lighting Diploma since 2003. He was chair of the panel that produced the Code of Practice for Seasonal Decorations, having been author of the original document and was a panel member that produced the ILP Technical report 23: Lighting of cycle tracks. More recently he managed the production of ATOMS, the document replacing Technical Report 22 on the risk management of lighting supports

For more information, contact Angela Davies at angela@theilp.org.uk, on 01788 576492 or via the form below.

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FAQs

I have only been working in lighting a short time, will this course be too advanced for me?

No, this course has been designed for those with some experience and those new to the industry

Is there any prior reading or learning necessary?

Course materials, copies of presentation slides will be available once you have enrolled.

How will the training be delivered?

Once you have enrolled, you will be given details of how to start the course. There are four video presentations, each lasting about 1 hour. You can stop, start or rewind the video to repeat sections as needed and there are copies of the presentation slides available to download. After you’ve purchased the course, you will have 7 days to complete the training.

If there is something I don’t understand will there be help available?

We want you to find this course rewarding. If there are aspects of the content you don’t understand, just send an email to us and we will get back to you as soon as possible