Relux Lighting Software - Foundation Level

Relux is a lighting calculation and design software for easily and positioning luminaires in indoor and outdoor scenes.  Intermediate and Advanced users can go on to add furniture, 3D objects and to calculate Streetlighting.

This course using Relux software is offered at a foundation level where delegates are introduced to the software and taught how to personalise settings of the application.  Delegates are shown how to select products including importing photometric data, calculation settings and report production.

Delegates will learn the manipulation of objects and placing grid controls in complex room shapes, CAD import for multi-room scenes.   Emergency lighting for open area and escape routes is covered in detail

The course will give the delegates a level of understanding to be able to use the Relux software with confidence and prepare them to take the course at the intermediate level.

VIDEO: Relux course overview by tutor Richard Hayes

About Relux

Relux is a high-performance, intuitively-operated application for simulating artificial light and daylight. This powerful visualisation tool allows for simulation of lighting and sensors in real time for detailed renderings, and an extensive results section to provide a comprehensive report on lighting designs.

It can calculate absolute values, national and international standards, and is compatible with CAD and BIM systems, plus a great deal more.

The application software is available to download free of charge and has over 200,000 users of around the world.

Relux database plug-ins are electronic catalogues which enable the user to select and use a manufacturer’s luminaires within their designs. Leading international manufacturers make around one million product versions and items of measurement data available through Relux’s online platform ReluxNet®.  The program also allows users to import luminaire data in the form of EuLumdat and IES data files from compatible sources.

The software supports the following standards for indoor, outdoor and road lighting:

  • > Indoor lighting -EN12464-1 (2013), EN1838 (2014)
  • > Outdoor Lighting - EN12464-2 (2013), EN 12193 (2008), GR to CIE 112 (1994)
  • > Road lighting -EN13201-2,-3 (2016)

For further information on Relux and to download the free software, please visit

Course Location:Telford and South of England
Education Institution:The Lighting Industry Academy
Duration:1 day
Delivery:Teacher-led classroom learning with hands-on software training
Intakes:At specified dates
Course Provider:42 Partners
CPD Hours:6.5 Hours


This course is designed to suit delegates with a basic understanding of lighting terminology and lighting design practice, who are familiar with currently supported Microsoft Windows operating systems.


The course is delivered via presentations and handout in a classroom setting. The presenter leads the delegates through a series of tasks by demonstration, which they then apply to their own Relux projects.

One-to-one tutoring during the tasks improves understanding.

Each delegate must bring with them a 3 button mouse along with a Laptop/ PC with the latest version of the ReluxDesktop installed including Demo Database.

A copy of the ReluxDesktop software can be downloaded from the Relux website at the following link -

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


  • > Quick design using Relux Express/ Easylux
  • > Software Introduction, settings and personalisation
  • > Product selection, lighting data import
  • > Accurate manipulation of objects, placing grid controls
  • > Complex room shapes
  • > EN12464 Evaluation areas
  • > Using Fields to set regularly spaced luminaires
  • > Calculation settings
  • > Import CAD drawings
  • > Multi-Room scenes
  • > CAD Export
  • > Report preparation
  • > Emergency Lighting, open area and escape route
  • > Introduction to Dynamic Planning


One day: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.


The learners are not assessed on this course.


Students can take their learning to the next level by doing the course at the Intermediate Level.

Students may also want to consider other courses in Lighting Design Software for training on DIALux which is offered at the Foundation and Intermediate levels and DIALux evo 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.


19th May 2020Online Session
1st July 2020Marriott Hotel, Slough
11th August 2020The LIA, Telford
23rd September 2020Marriott Hotel, Slough
3rd November 2020The LIA, Telford
8th December 2020Marriott Hotel, Slough

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


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