Lighting in Design

Eurolux and Blair Hammond and Associates are running a series of lighting technology workshops, designed to enable lighting practitioners to make informed decisions regarding professional lighting design and application.

The sessions, which have already taken place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria and are set to take place in Mbombela and East London, offer new content and the opportunity for electrical engineers, architects, interior designers and other professionals to earn their annually required Continuous Development Points (CPD).

The workshop has achieved wide recognition, with Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), Cape Institute for Architecture (CIFA) and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) accrediting its offering. CESA administers the CPD system on behalf of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and stipulates that workshop delegates are required to attend both days of training in order to earn their points.

Philip Hammond, Director of Blair Hammond and Associates and President of the South African Institute of Lighting (SAIL), is the presenter. “This year the training theme centres on Lighting Best Practice. Delegates will be taught the best approach to lighting design using rapidly and continually developing LED lighting products. They will also be taught how to read photometric data and how to calculate for lighting designing, using traditional, manual methods.” Hammond is a qualified lighting engineer and is recognised internationally as a leading authority in the field of LEDs.

The workshops are presented nationally and in Windhoek and Gaborone. According to Hammond, the workshops morphed into what they are today as customer requirements changed. In the first season the focus was on exploring lighting basics, then moved on to LED technology and finally to the application of that knowledge.

In the second season the team took it one step further and divided the LED technology section into indoor and outdoor applications. “The attendants of the indoor training sessions urged us to provide a more in-depth two-day session, which delves into lighting essentials and follows the process right the way through to calculations of indoor lighting – which is what we have done. This year’s workshop is an enabler course – enabling information flow between the architect, engineer, lighting designer, contractor and interior designer,” says Hammond.

Course dates are as follows:

3-5 May: Mbombela (since this is the first time the workshop will be presented there, it includes the LED Lighting Technology Workshop on the first day)
18-19 May: East London

To book or for more information about the workshop, please contact Lee-Ann Le Roux on (021) 528 8484 or e-mail her at

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