Lighting Fundamentals

This course makes up part of the LIA Certificate, which provides a solid foundation of knowledge required for a career in the lighting profession over five consecutive days or a more flexible timetable. Please click here for further information.


Consisting of the first two days of the LIA Certificate, Lighting Fundamentals is now available as a stand-alone course. It can prepare you for a career in lighting, or give you a grounding in lighting if you work in a related profession.

It looks at how light is produced and measured, how light is received and processed by the eye and the emerging considerations and trends which are shaping the sector.

Course Content

The Lighting Fundamentals course covers:

  • How light is produced
  • How light is used by lighting engineers
  • How the eye responds to light
  • The capability of the visual system
  • Units, terminology and calculations associated with light
  • Interpretation of photometric data
  • Basic light measurement
  • Basic theory and principles of colour in light
  • Energy efficiency considerations
  • The future direction of the lighting market


Is this course for you?

This course is particularly useful for those who are new to working in, or with lighting, either in manufacturing, design or the wider lighting community. It should ideally be taken as the first two days of the LIA Certificate.


Costs for onsite training (up to 10 delegates)

Member - £4850 + VAT

Non-member - £6350 + VAT

Upcoming dates for this course

26th-27th February 2018HOLIDAY INN, ELSTREE
16th-17th April 2018TELFORD
21st-22nd May 2018


25th-26th June 2018TELFORD

For a full list of dates for all of our courses, please take a look at the schedule.



About the supplier

Lighting Industry Association

The Lighting Industry Association’s mission is to strengthen the industry and promote the benefits of good quality lighting by representing all aspects of UK, EU and international legislation and standards at the highest level whilst protecting the interests of both the public and members.

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