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Fundamentals of Maths for Lighting (optional pre-course revision)

Having an understanding of engineering principles and mathematics is necessary to support the design process, and essential if you are to get the most from this course. If you feel your maths may not be up to scratch a set of revision notes is available along with a series of questions students may want to attempt to answer before attending the course.

General structure for the week: - 2½ days lectures and assessment, 2 days hands-on project including site-visit then final morning team presentation. The ILP reserves the right to alter the programme.

Module 1

The programme includes:

  • Familiarisation
  • Nature and Production of Light
  • Vision and Colour
  • Units of Lighting and Lighting Laws
  • Intensity Distribution
  • Lamps and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
  • Control Gear
  • Seeing and Road Lighting Theory
  • EN13201/BS5489 lighting classes
  • Assessment
  • Project Area and Site Appraisal
  • Project Planning, Design and Application Strategy
  • Introduction to Lighting Software
  • Team Project and Presentation

Module 2

This programme includes:

  • Area Lighting
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Town Centre Case Studies
  • Planning and Conservation
  • Lighting Strategies
  • Conflict Areas
  • Software Tutorial
  • CAD
  • Lighting Maintenance
  • Lighting Policy
  • Assessment
  • Project Area and Site Appraisal
  • Project Planning, Design and Application Strategy
  • Team Project and Presentation

Module 3

The programme includes:

  • Luminaire Construction
  • Lighting Column Design and Maintenance
  • BS5489 Motorways
  • Bridges and Elevated Roads
  • BS5489 Tunnel Lighting and Calculations
  • CMS and Communications
  • Variable Lighting
  • ELIA - Environmental Lighting Impact Assessment
  • Energy Management
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
  • Assessment
  • Project Area and Site Appraisal
  • Project Planning, Design and Application Strategy
  • Team Project and Presentation

Module 4

The final Module consists of a project which students must submit within six months of completing Module 3 and thus qualify for entry to the ‘Student of the Year Award’. The project is set and explained at the end of Module 3. Information and guidance notes are distributed and students have ample time to discuss these with a tutor. Ongoing tutorial support and encouragement is provided via telephone and email for students working on Module 4.

There is no fee for Module 4 provided students have completed Modules 1 to 3. The project is assessed within an approved time limit of submission and successful students are then awarded the ILP Exterior Lighting Diploma. The approved assessments take place twice yearly, currently January and June.

Please post or deliver your project - FAO Ange Davies, ILP, Regent House, Regent Place, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2PN. Confirmation of receipt will be sent.

By completing your Module 4 project you could be 'lighting your way to professional recognition'.

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