Griffin CollegeLighting Design

Lighting Design

Griffin College
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Belfast City
Cork City
Dublin City
Galway City
Limerick City
On request
5 weeks
Part Time and Evening
1 evening pw/6:30-9:30pm

Course description

Lighting adds emotion to spaces and makes the difference between a mere building and a vibrant, living place where people meet and interact with each other. Our Lighting Design Exploration course gives participants an understanding of the different light sources available, from filament lamps to LEDs.

It also helps participants to choose the appropriate lighting types and their application in a variety of environments including residential, retail, commercial and industrial. It also deals with everyday issues such as avoiding glare, practicalities of installation and how to maintain good levels of light output over time. It introduces participants to the need for energy-saving in lighting costs.

Important lighting exploration skills include:

  • Lighting principles Colour, comfort and lighting effects
  • Overview of lamp (bulb) technologies
  • Main categories of lights
  • Room lighting design and consutancy
  • Lighting output controls
  • Lamp life and efficiency
  • Maintenance and light output levels
  • EU and Irish lighting standards – overview

Course Aims, Length and Entry

The course is anyone interested in lighting and lighting design. It runs for three hours one evening per week for 5 weeks.
Entry is open – no prior qualifications are required to enrol.

Certification: Participants receive the Griffin College Certificate in Exploring Lighting Design.

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