DIALux evo Software – Foundation and Design

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.

Taught over 2 days, this course is a variant of the Foundation course to include the basics of lighting design in addition to the contents of the Foundation course. With real-life examples relating back to the use of DIALux evo software.

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.

Features of DIALux evo and difference with DIALux 4:

 DIALux evo 8.1DIALux 4
Whole Buildings
Single room planning
Interaction between indoor and outdoor scene 
Road lighting
IFC import (BIM) 
Emergency lighting 

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


2 days


Teacher-led classroom learning
IntakesAt specified dates
Course Provider:The Lighting Industry Academy
CPD Hours:13 Hours



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 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.



In this course, DIALux evo Foundation course is extended to include lighting design fundamental language, units and methods to enable attendees a better understanding of the DIALux evo lighting software application.

The delegates will learn setting up simple projects to obtain simple lighting design outcomes, including:

  • > Working on CAD drawings
  • > Evaluating inline with EN 12464
  • > Using regularly spaced arrays of luminaires
  • > Printing drawings and reports as outputs

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.



Two days: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.



The learners are not assessed on this course.



Students can enhance their learning of the software at the foundation level by doing the DIALux evo Intermediate and Advanced courses.

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:

> Energy Efficient Lighting (understanding LEDs and their energy saving benefits)
> 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).



For individual delegates:

Member£595 + VAT
Non-Member£725 + 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 more 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.



15th-16th June 2020

Online Session
5th-6th October 2020The LIA, Telford

The Lighting Industry Academy offers regularly scheduled DIALux evo courses throughout the year.

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


About the supplier

Iain Macrae Limited
Iain Macare Limited

Iain is the UK training partner for DIALux evo. Iain’s mission is to bring lighting professionals together in a co-ordinated and life long learning so that lighting becomes truly a recognised profession, and mentors both professionals and students.

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