Lighting Design for 2021

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The problem with most lighting designs is that they are

  • Technically Based

    Designs that are based on facts and figures only

  • Consider only one dimension

    Designs that rely on floor or the desktop illumination only

  • Compromised

    Designs that have been created by committees often result in uninteresting solutions

  • Ignore the color of finishes

    Designs that use the wrong lamp colors and intensities and so compromise the visual experience

  • Overdone

    Designs that provide too much light, including unwanted glare

  • Incorrect fixture selections

    Designs that use the wrong fixtures that produce poor lighting effects

What people are saying about ICOL courses

Fundamentals of Light

by Peter C

"This Fundamentals of Light course provided me with an introduction to the essential knowledge required to understand lighting both from the scientific and artistic perspectives The course was a valuable learning experience as it challenged my thinking regarding the application of light - previously I had thought about lighting in purely commercial terms, giving little attention to it's quality - quality of the fixtures, quality of the lighting design, quality of the end result produced by a good lighting design. I liked the 2 x half day format as it gave me time to consider the course material, the quizzes were fun and the discussions with the facilitator were both interesting and helpful”

Lighting Design by "Nature"

This is a brilliant course for those who are wanting to unlock "Nature's" lighting design secrets

The Lighting Design by "Nature" Course will help you create great lighting designs by teaching you

  • How to interpret nature's light patterns

    Understanding these patterns will help you make the right fixture choices

  • How to generate great emotional responses to your designs

    This skill will come from understanding how to balance the natural and artificial light in your designs

  • Working with Color

    It will assist you to work with the correct light source color for the finishes you are lighting

  • How to use light layering

    It will teach you how to think and design with "layers" of light rather than an "ambient light" only approach

  • Understanding that lighting design is both Scientific and Artistic

    Learn how to make Art and Science work together to create exceptional designs

  • Learn about how Perception relates to your designs

    You will discover where to place light in your design so it makes visual sense to your viewers

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to get the most out of the Lighting Design by "Nature" course

    • Quick Survey before you begin

  • 2

    Lighting Design

    • Lighting Design Approaches: Natures

    • Chapter 1 Quiz

    • Lighting Design Approaches: Artificial

    • Chapter 2 Quiz

    • Lighting Placement and Perception

    • Chapter 3 Quiz

    • Lighting Levels, Lighting Layouts, Fixture Selection

    • Chapter 4 Quiz

    • Learning Integration/Skill building exercise for Lighting Design -Download to record data

  • 3

    Next steps

    • You're almost done

    • Before you go a quick survey

eLearning Course Format

This innovative eLearning course offers participants the chance to observe a virtual workshop that we ran earlier with a panel of industry specialists ( including an architect, an Interior Design, an Electrical Engineer and a Color specialist), where they answered questions on their specialist subject areas The course is further supported by a series of multiple choice quizzes that will help you remember the key design principles

eLearning System focused on developing your Skills

This course is not just about learning information - it's about developing new skills We achieve this by using different leaning methods - observation of the fourteen workshop videos, quizzes to test your knowledge retention, integration exercises to turn your knowledge into real life skills

Course Creator and Facilitator

David Boyd

A business professional with significant experience in the lighting industry, specialty areas being Learning and Development and Sustainability. Experience has been gained over 20+ years in the lighting industry, across global and domestic organizations. His work overseas allowed him to undertake advanced courses in lighting design and project management in Europe. He also has considerable experience in Lighting Energy Efficiency. He has worked as a sustainability specialist where he conducted research in sustainability to benchmark key competitors, customers and industries supporting internal use of sustainability tools and development of strategic approaches. This sustainability work was further supported by the numerous workshops he developed and ran for major architectural practices. Since 2016 he has been practicing as a private consultant in Lighting and Project Management Education He has now developed a new series of Lighting programs for eLearning application


  • What's is ICOL's refund policy ?

    If you felt you weren't able to learn the key lighting principles covered in this course and how these principles should be applied please contact our office so we can discuss how we can assist you further

  • How long does the Lighting Design by "Nature" online course take to complete ?

    The Lighting Design by "Nature" Course is completely self-paced online training. This means once you have enrolled, you decide when you want to start, how many modules you wish to do each session and when to finish. There is no time limit to complete the training.

  • What equipment do I need to study with ICOL ?

    All you need is internet access. Simply log onto your ICOl account and start learning - desktops, laptops, mobile devices are all supported

  • What Certificate will I receive at the end of the Training ?

    ICOL provides a Certificate of Completion at the end of Training once all assessments have been finalised.

  • How do I calculate the cost of this course in my currency?

    ICOL workshops and courses are charged out in AUD Dollars. Enter the workshop cost into this calculator to estimate the cost in your currency Currency Converter

Course Cost and Inclusions - Lighting Design by "Nature" Course - Price $345 AUD

This course will expand your horizons by showing you how to incorporate "Nature's" lighting design with "Traditional" lighting design methods

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  • 4 unique virtual workshop videos that cover this important subject

  • Multiple choice quizzes to embed your learning

  • Integration exercise to turn learning theory into real life skills

  • Superb value for money - a fraction of the cost to undertake this course when compared with a face to face learning setting

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