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DIALux evo Software – Advanced

For a number of years, the Lighting Industry Academy has been running a classroom-based course aimed at providing delegates with an understanding of DIALux 4 Software.

Following the release of DIALux evo there were many versions during the development of this completely new software, and because it’s totally new software, there was slow uptake of it amongst DIALux users. But the latest release integrates design tools key to the success of lighting designers in coming years (integration with Building Information Modelling for one).

DIALux evo courses are offered as a natural extension of the existing training on DIALux software and are available at the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

About DIALux evo

DIALux evo is a much faster tool than DIALux 4 with better rendering, better handling of a complex model and has a different concept of construction, applying material, light and making the calculation.
With DIALux evo software you can design, calculate and visualize light professionally for single rooms, whole floors, buildings and outdoor scenes.


Course Location: Telford and South of England
Course Institution: The Lighting Industry Academy
Duration: 1 Day
Delivery: Teacher-led classroom learning
Intakes At Specified dates
Course Provider:

The Lighting Industry Academy

CPD Hours:

Member cost:

Non member cost:

6.5 Hours

£345 + VAT

£385 + VAT


 The companies who will benefit from this course are:
> Lighting design houses
> Luminaire Manufacturers
> Luminaire Importers
> Luminaire Distributors

The delegates in the following roles will find the course useful for them:
> Lighting designers
> Technical personnel
> Sales Personnel
> Product designers
> Lighting Engineers
> Electrical designers

The Foundation level course along with the Intermediate and Advanced levels will be offered as part of the HNC/D in Lighting Design and Technology, with students working at academic level 4 and 5.

Pre-requisites of attendance

Attendees should understand the fundamentals of lighting design, or it is suggested that they attend the day-long Introduction to Lighting course, and preferably, the Lighting Fundamentals course offered over two days.

Attendees must be computer literate and have the latest version of DIALux evo installed on a compatible Windows-based laptop.


The course is delivered through a certified trainer of DIALux software who is experienced in the use of DIALux evo and conversant with its application and lighting design.

Currently, the tutor delivering the course is Iain Macrae - the DIAL UK training partner for DIALux evo. Iain already delivers the Certificate and Advanced Certificate course for the LIA.

The course is designed to be delivered at any location with the only requisites of a screen/projector and suitable power for a course which requires laptops for each trainee.

All attendees will need to bring their own laptop with the latest DIALux evo software installed.


  • The DIALux evo Intermediate course will introduce attendees to more detailed settings of the software for use with daylight, working on complicated building designs and multiple stories, use of 3D objects with Boolean operations and importing bin files detailed maintenance assessments and use of Ray tracing.

    Delegates will experience the software live working along with the tutor using worked examples. The tutor will answer questions and solve software related problems during the workshop.

    Learning outcomes are:

    • > The ability to access DIALux evo, understand its layout and perform lighting calculations
    • > The ability to import CAD and IFC format files and work with them to provide lighting designs
    • > Gain an understanding of the settings within the software,
    • > Understand how to produce meaningful outputs in both electronic and paper format.
    • > An understanding of the practicalities of lighting measures within lighting software.
    • > An overview of lighting terminology, and basic methods of lighting calculation.

  • As the software is being updated on a regular basis with new features being added, it is not intended for the course to have course notes or handouts for delegates to take home. The attendees will be given relevant examples, in DIALux evo format, to work on throughout the course which they may keep.


One day: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.


The learners are not assessed on this course.


This is the highest level of the DIALux evo Lighting Software course offered at the Academy.

Students may want to consider other courses in Lighting Design Software for training on DIALux offered at the Foundation and Intermediate levels and Relux at the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

In addition, learners may also want to improve their knowledge of a specific topic of lighting by enrolling on to the courses in one of the following subject areas:

>Standards and Legislation
> Emergency Lighting (endorsed by ICEL)

Depending upon the learner's experience and knowledge, they may choose to do the courses from the Introductory, Certificate, Advanced Certificate and all the way up to the Higher National Certificate and Diploma (HNC and HND) in Lighting Design and Technology (in partnership with the University of South Wales).


19th June 2020 Online Session
9th October 2020 The LIA, Telford

For the full range of courses at the Academy and their upcoming dates, please check out the Latest Course Schedule .


Iain Macrae


Topics covered: Advanced Certificate Course in Interior and Exterior Lighting, Lighting Design, Introduction to Lighting, DIALux Evo and Emergency Lighting

Iain Macrae graduated in Mechanical Engineering and somehow found his way into lighting. Since starting with Thorn 30 years ago he has gained many years' manufacturing, application and technical experience including a whole range of projects across most market sectors.

Iain is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow and Past President of the Society of Light & Lighting and authors for British and European lighting standards, lighting guides, codes. He uses his depth of understanding to author and deliver lighting and software training.

In 2017, Iain set up his own consultancy on lighting strategy, product appraisal and application, lighting design, standards advice, technical marketing and training. On top of all that he has a reputation as an engaging conference moderator and thought provoking speaker.

Iain used to climb sheer rock faces for fun, but gave it up for safer hobbies like playing the Saxophone (badly)

The Lighting Industry Academy is a professional learning institution committed to fulfilling all the educational needs of the lighting community. It brings together specialist lighting courses run by the Academy as well as other leading lighting organisations. The courses are delivered by highly skilled, professional trainers with many years of experience. The Academy provides class-based learning at a new dedicated campus in Telford as well as a variety of other locations throughout the UK. 

The LIA has a number of rates with various local hotels.


Telford Golf and Spa Resort
£80 Bed & Breakfast
Please quote LIA at time of booking

Park Inn Telford
£75 Bed & Breakfast 
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

Mercure Telford Madeley Court Hotel
£69 Bed & Breakfast

Holiday Inn Telford
£90 Bed & Breakfast
£65 for Sunday evening stays only
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

Ramada Hotel Telford
£79 Bed & Breakfast
£65 for Sunday evening stays only
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

International Hotel Telford
£69 Bed & Breakfast
£65 for Sunday evening stays only
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking


Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel 
£125 Bed & Breakfast
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

Cancellation Terms 
If you are using one of the recommended hotels and the course should be cancelled by the LIA, we will cover the costs. Should you cancel the course yourself, hotel cancellation terms will apply. Please note: The LIA cannot cover hotel costs if you choose to book with a hotel not listed above.