DIALux 4 Lighting Software – Foundation level

DIALux is the world's leading software for planning, calculation and visualisation of indoor and outdoor lighting.

This course for training on using DIALux software is an entry-level course where delegates will be guided through practical tasks to develop their understanding and experience of using the software.

Providing a comprehensive introduction to using DIALux software, the course will give the delegates a level of understanding to be able to use the software with confidence and have the skills to further explore its functionality.

This course is offered for a group of up to 8 delegates.

About DIALux

DIALux is a free software developed by DIAL for professional light planning. With a community of over 700,000 users, the light planning tool is available in 25 languages and is free of charge for users.

As a platform and software tool, it connects planners and manufacturers all over the world.

The software is used by light planners and designers worldwide to design lighting systems for indoor and outdoor spaces. Using a 3D rendering functionality, the designer can plan the lighting of the interior, exterior and street lighting as well as planning emergency lighting, lighting scenes, colour and intensity of the light sources to be used, and much more.

All renowned luminaire manufacturers offer digital product data for planning in DIALux in the form of an electronic catalogue available to users of the software all over the world. Manufacturers can present their products using 3D models, product images and product descriptions. Designers can install lighting manufacturer’s DIALux plugins, or use individual photometric files if a catalogue is not available.

DIALux software is available as a desktop version and as a basic mobile app which can be downloaded at the following link - https://www.dial.de/en/dialux/

Course Location:Telford and South of England
Education Institution:The Lighting Industry Academy
Duration: 1 day
Delivery:Teacher-led classroom learning
Intakes:At specified dates
Course Provider:The Lighting Industry Academy
Level: Specialist
CPD Hours:6.5 Hours


This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to be able to complete simple lighting designs. This might include lighting designers, sales representatives, electrical engineers, energy assessors etc.

The course is also suited to those who wish to develop their skills in the software, as it will provide the groundwork for developing more interesting lighting schemes.

Delegates are expected to have a basic understanding of light & lighting design and some familiarity with Microsoft Windows software.


The course is delivered via practical tuition with a handout in a classroom setting.

All learners will be provided with a comprehensive manual covering the material included in this unit and additional support material, serving as a valuable point of reference after completion of the course.


  • > Setting up and personalising the software
  • > DIALux Light Wizard - simple lumen method design calculation
  • > Creating simple interior layouts
  • > Importing photometric files & luminaire plug-ins
  • > Inserting luminaires singly, in rows and as groups
  • > Running & verifying calculations
  • > Creating irregular-shaped rooms
  • > Importing and exporting CAD files
  • > Creating a report of results for printing or pdf
  • > Inserting room elements such as ceilings
  • > Inserting additional calculation surfaces
  • > Emergency lighting for an open area
  • > Emergency lighting for an escape route


One day: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.


The learners are not assessed on this course.


Students can enhance their learning of the DIALux software at the foundation level by doing the DIALux intermediate courses (starting from January 2019).

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

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).


For individual delegates:

Member:£325 + VAT
Non-Member:£375 + VAT

For a group of up to 10 delegates from a company delivered as a closed course:

Closed company courses are a more effective way to train your staff together for a cost-effective and flexible solution for your business.

The course contents for a closed course can be tailored to relate directly to the specifics of an organisation’s requirements following a conversation with the trainer.

Please contact the Academy for more details and a personalised quote for this course.


13th May 2020Online Session

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Unlimited slots available

About the supplier

LPA Lighting
LPA Lighting

LPA Lighting is an independent lighting design consultancy which was formed in 2007.  Now based in Leeds, it is is run by Liz Peck.

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