Circular Lighting Report

Lighting Education Trust focuses on sustainability

Lighting Education Trust

The Lighting Education Trust has unveiled its updated diploma syllabus for 2023 which will include new content on the circular economy, embodied carbon in luminaires and sustainable luminaire design.
The new material – which also includes modules on human centered lighting, inclusive design, dark sky strategies and ecology – will be supported by a series of expert guest lecturers.
The LET Diploma in Light and Lighting provides a pathway for students to apply for admission to the acclaimed Masters Degree in Lighting at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Using a modular, distance learning approach the course content has been evolved over the years to reflect technical, environmental and research changes in light and lighting.
The course is aimed at anyone involved in designing lighting schemes, the design and development of light sources, the manufacture of luminaires, their application and maintenance.
The diploma is a two-year programme affiliated by UCL, based on about eight to12 hours study time per week to complete 13 modules.
The course gives an introduction to lighting design, light sources and luminaires, interior lighting and architectural and exterior lighting. An introduction to industry standard lighting software packages and other pertinent topics in lighting such as environment issues, daylight and emergency lighting are also included in the course syllabus.
Alongside the core course content, guest lectures delivered by leading lighting professionals will be presented online to compliment the course with ‘hot’ industry topics.
The qualification is an introduction to lighting design developed on the basis that the student has no previous knowledge. Familiarity with maths is helpful but by no means essential, says the LET.
The course is designed to be suitable for people who are also working full-time.

• The next cohort for the Lighting Education Trust programme will start in September and October 2023. Learn more HERE.

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• Don’t miss Circular Lighting Live 2023, Recolight’s flagship conference and exhibition taking place on Thursday 21 September 2023 at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Free to specifiers, Circular Lighting Live 2023 will feature leading experts, specifiers and policy makers who will share their insights into forthcoming standards and legislation, emerging technologies and new business models. For 2023, the organisers have moved to a bigger venue with more expansive exhibition floor and included a dedicated track for lighting designers. More info:

Ray Molony

Recolight Report is an independent guide to the latest developments in sustainable and circular lighting. Learn about the people, products, projects and processes that are shaping our industry’s low carbon future. Plus: explainers on the latest innovations, opinion from thought leaders and video interviews with leading disruptors. Edited by lighting expert, editor and industry figure Ray Molony.