About Fundamentals of Lighting Design - Architecture

Brief lines:

  1. The course will cover the basics and fundamentals of light & lighting design
  2. It will teach you how to speak and design lighting and implementing light in any project
  3. You will know how to select and evaluate products.
  4. Finally, the course will guide you to see light and value spaces from a lighting designers perspectives

Course Content

Module 01: Evolution of Light (a brief intro about the evolution of light)

Daylight Architecture – Modern Light Sources – Beginning of new kind of lighting design – Qualitative Lighting Design – Lighting Engineering & Lighting Design.

Module 02: Daylight

What is Daylight and how to measure the quality of daylight? Evaluate the performance of daylit spaces

Module 03: Human Perception

What is Light? – Human Eye – Circadian Rhythm – Adaptation to Light – Field of Vision.

Module 04: Lamps, Luminaires & Design Consideration

Units & Terminologies – Lamps – common lamp base – Lamps Analysis – Lamps technical & cost comparison – LED characteristics – Retrofits – Choosing the right source – Availability in local markets.

Luminaires – Mounting Conditions – Luminaire types & arrangement – Light distribution curve – Glare & Limitations – Cutoff – Flicker – Common reflectors – Ingress protection – Modeling – Fitting room lighting – Efficient lighting & efficient design.

Module 05: Light, Color & Material

Lighting Elements – Main types of Lighting – Primary & Secondary Colors – Additive & Subtractive color mixing – CIE Chromaticity diagram – Color Correlation Temperature – Color Rendering Index – Common types of materials.

Module 06: Lighting Control Systems & Smart Solutions

Why lighting controls? – Types of light controls – Electronic control gear – Dimming protocols – Dimming systems comparison Connected illumination – Communicating luminaires – WiFi and Bluetooth operation – What is “Smart Lighting”.

Module 07: Lighting Techniques & Technologies and Smart Lighting

Dynamic white – Design with shadows – Gobo projection – OLED – Globe LED screens – Remote control Lighting – Fitting room mirror – Interactive media screens – Projection mapping – Kinetic light sculptures

Module 08: Light & Research

Why research, where to start, tools and threads, analyze your findings, reports, apply in practice, conclusions.

Module 09: Lighting Techniques & Innovations

Lighting arrangements, selecting the right lighting application, rule of thumb for spacing/aiming & focusing, choose your light color, new technologies & trends, kinetic lighting and smart design.

Module 10: Lighting Standards & Sustainable Design

What are lighting standards, why and when to follow, criteria, types of international & regional standards, Light pollution & dark sky, LPD, solar lighting.

Module 11: Design Strategies

The process, where to start, workflow, necessary inputs, expressing ideas & co-design, teamwork, production, time management, design & construction documentation.

Module 12: Lighting Calculations

Calculations methods: Measuring devices – Manual Method – Software Energy preservation and return of investment

Module 13: Integration into BIM

Introduction to BIM, impact of BIM on lighting, necessary tools, the process and workflow, pros & cons.

Module 14: Lighting Simulations

Different types of lighting simulations, efficiency vs. quality and striking the balance, choose the right tool the various projects.

Module 15: Bidding & Procurement

Understand the process, comparison of proposals, quality control, Value Engineering, Pick your battles, things cannot be compromised, comparison parameters.

Module 16: From Design to Reality

What happens after design, precautions, guidelines and operations, installation tips, site supervision, aiming and focusing, quality control, maintenance.

Module 17: Design Appraisals & Case studies

Review of various designs and applications, analysis of various common mistakes.

Module 18: Evaluation Test

One needs to score at least 75% of the total points of the test to earn their certificate in lighting from The Lighting Institute.

Who should enroll

Architects, interior designers, product designers, engineers and any enthusiasts about lighting.


Ezzat Baroudi

has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 15 years’ experience

in lighting design. After working extensively with leading consultants and making significant contributions to the lighting aspects of major projects in the Middle East, in 2008 he joined ERCO as a lighting designer and now is the technical manager at ERCO’s Middle East office. Baroudi has participated in various lighting conferences in the Middle East and was Keynote speaker in ILDC & Light Middle East. He also conducts regular lighting seminars across the Middle East and India. He has conducted several lectures and training about architectural lighting in different universities for interior design and architecture students. Baroudi is known for his skills in lighting calculation and rendering software.

Waleed Fakousa

is the head of CD+M’s architectural lighting design studio in Dubai, and the managing director of The Lighting Institute. With more than a decade practicing lighting design in Europe and the Middle East, Waleed believes that elevating the awareness & understanding of light within the design community is a key factor contributing in appreciating the quality and value of the profession. He has designed and worked on a cross-section of award winning international projects in Europe and the Middle East varying from shopping malls, public realm, museums, offices, hotels & healthcare. He has also been awarded the 40Under40 recognition by LUX magazine during Lighting Design awards 2016 in London, UK. Waleed holds a Masters degree in architectural lighting design from Hochschule Wismar, Germany, since 2009. He is striving to improve and solidify the role of the lighting community in the MENA region and how we, as a profession, can greatly enhance the lives of others through knowledge transfer and education.








Program Information

Program Dates
November 23–24, 2018


Ezzat Baroudi &

Waleed Fakousa

Class Times

Friday 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Program Fee

4500 SR



Sofitel Jeddah Corniche



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