The ILP Fundamental Lighting Electrical Course covers basic electrical practices and principles for lighting schemes, and other electrical street furniture.

Though developed primarily for exterior lighting asset managers and designers, most of the principles are applicable to interior and architectural lighting as well

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:

  • designers of lighting schemes
  • managers with overall responsibility for lighting and/or electrical
  • newcomers to the profession

This course is suitable for participants with all levels of experience and prior training, whether you need a refresher, want the latest on the changes to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and those looking for an appreciation of basic electrical principles.

What You Will Learn

You will take away an understanding of:

  • Legislation and regulations
  • Protective devices
  • Earthing systems and Earth Electrodes
  • Terminations and connections
  • IET Wiring Regulations BS7671 18th Edition

 

Take This Course

Fundamental Lighting Electrical 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

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Course Information

PART 1

Introduction

  1. BS7671: 2018 Requirement for Electrical Installations
  2. Legislation relevant to the lighting industry industry

 

PART 2

Introduction

  1. Cartridge Fuses
  2. Circuit Breakers
  3. Surge Protection Devises

PART 3

Introduction

  1. The Electrical Distribution Network
  2. Cables and Connections

PART 4

Introduction

  1. Electrical Terminology
  2. Fundamental Cable Network Design
  3. Fundamental Electrical Principles
  4. Earthing Connections

FINAL ASSESSMENT

An essential course for:

  • – designers of outdoor lighting schemes
  • – managers with overall responsibility for lighting and/or electrical
  • – newcomers to the profession

This course is suitable for participants with all levels of experience and prior training, whether you need a refresher, want the latest on the changes to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and those looking for an appreciation of basic electrical principles.

Jeff Lewis

Current Position:

Electrical Consultant/Lighting Designer

Professional Qualifications:

Incorporated Engineer
Member ILP

Academic Qualifications:

Post Graduate DMS
HNC Electrical Engineering
PTTLS Education and Training

Experience

Worked in the electrical industry for over 40 years as an Electrical Engineer, roles include electrical contractor, client, electrical project manager, street lighting principle engineer and designer.

Jeff has worked as a Private Consultant and designer within the lighting industry for 5 years, developing projects and advising on electrical matters across the U.K.

Prior to that Jeff worked for Lancashire County Council for 21 years where his work involved lighting design, contract procurement, planning and financial responsibility for large highway and motorway lighting schemes. He has also been responsible for design of motorway communications, including associated power supplies and controls.

Jeff has worked as an integral part of highways, planning and traffic signals to deliver large lighting schemes from concept to completion across Lancashire and Manchester.

Schemes have included the M6 Heysham Bypass, M6 J26-29, M65 overlay, M63, M62 and re-lighting contracts and major lighting schemes at A6 Lancaster, A59 South of Preston and A646 Todmorden to Hebden Bridge.

Jeff has been a member of the ILP since 1994, is a past chairman of the Northern Region (now LDC Manchester) and is the RTLO for that region. He also sits on the ILP Technical Committee and plays an active role in preparing Guidance Notes and Technical Reports.
Jeff is working on a new guidance note on ‘surge protection devices’ to assist lighting engineers in their understanding and use of these devices within the street lighting environment.

Before coming into lighting Jeff worked extensively in industry as an electrical engineer.

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’m new to the industry will this be too complex for me?

No, the course has been designed to introduce people to basic electrical terms, units and principles. It is also suitable for those that have worked in lighting for some time and want to upgrade and expand their knowledge.

I work in contracting, is this the right course for me?

Yes, this course gives valuable information about the latest thinking in electrical installations and the regulations that control it. Most street lighting in UK is fed directly from the wires owned by the local electricity company or Distribution Network Operator so may be unfamiliar with how to deal with these electrical systems. This course describes some of those issues and suggests ways of dealing with them.

Is this just for highways assets?

 No, though it does focus on highway assets, the course does give details of domestic and commercial installations too. It describes energy generation, transmission and distribution networks and energy billing systems.

How much detail does this course go into?

The course covers electricity generation, transmission through the national grid, local distribution, the different types of supplies and terminations. It then gives details of earthing requirements the different types of protective devices and information about surge protection. The course also goes through the process of basic underground cable design with details of the various factors that should be considered. In short this gives an expansive grounding of electrical systems and circuits.