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Basics of Lighting Technology
Learn the knowledge in three modules

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Our online courses raise awareness for light and the quality of light. They provide clear and compact knowledge for all those who deal professionally with light, e.g. reading and understanding of photometric data, developing a basic understanding for lighting concepts and being aware of the most important aspects to consider when selecting luminaires. The online course is divided into three modules which can be booked separately: Principles of Light, Lamps and Luminaires, Lighting Design.

Online course

3 modules

629 EUR

Learning platform with knowledge testing through short tests

Target group
Lighting designers, sales staff, electrical engineers, career changers and anyone who wants to learn the basics of lighting technology

After successful completion of all modules

We show you the diverse properties of light and the special qualities of daylight



Module 1
Principles of Light

You discover the numerous properties of light and the special qualities of daylight. You learn about all the important basic terms used in lighting technology needed to analyse and plan lighting installations.

  • Fascination of light
  • Qualities of daylight
  • Perception of light
  • Dimensions, terms and units in lighting technology

Module 2
Lamps and Luminaires

We explain the principles of light generation and you gain an insight into the technical requirements for lighting installations. We provide an overview of the main types of luminaires and criteria for evaluating the quality of light.

  • Principles of light generation
  • Luminaires
  • Protection classes
  • Glare reduction
  • Light and the environment

Module 3
Lighting design

Explanation of the most important lighting strategies and regulations for the layout and dimensioning of luminaires. A summary of the essential features of good lighting assists you in the selection of suitable luminaires for attractive lighting design.

  • Lighting design
  • Recommendations for good lighting
  • Measuring illuminance
  • Maintenance of lighting installations


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Learn how we perceive light


You learn all the important basic lighting terms and physical parameters for analysing and planning lighting systems


We explain graphical presentation standards that describe the lighting effect of products and what information you can take from them



Klaus Bieckmann
Dipl.-Ing. Innenarchitektur
Team leader
Lighting design and technology

Stefan Hiltawsky
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Elektrotechnik
Head of light measurement laboratory, Lighting calculations


Cornelia Wuttke
Dipl.-Ing. Architektur
Lighting design, Photometric laboratory, Consulting




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