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DIALux 4.13 – COMMERCIAL LIGHTING DESIGN

Commercial Lighting Design Course


Barony College

Summary

Price
£108 inc VAT
Study method
Online
Course format What's this?
Reading material - PDF/e-book
Duration
10 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
30 days
Qualification
No formal qualification
Certificates
  • Commercial Lighting Design Essentials Course based on DIALux 4.13 - Free

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Overview

NOTE – This is not a tutor-delivered course.

Instead we give you access to the course materials to go through and practice at your own pace.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To quickly gain the skills to complete lighting designs and calculations for a range of commercial lighting projects, including offices, retail and sports pitches based on own layouts or imported CAD drawings.

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Description

By the end of this course, participants will gain the skills in the following:

Section 1 – DIALux Essentials

  • Planning and laying out a room
  • Setting the materials, texture and reflectances for room walls, ceilings and floors
  • Selecting various room views – including Floor Plan and 3D views
  • Installing luminaire plugins from various lighting manufacturers
  • Selecting and installing luminaires
  • Arranging luminaires – line and field arrangements
  • Performing calculations
  • Creating 3D views of light outputs
  • Checking calculations and preparing outputs
  • Preparing PDF output reports with luminaire specifications, layouts, photometric data and isolines

Section 2 – Project – Cafe Lighting (including doors, windows and furniture)

  • Planning and laying out the cafe
  • Editing the cafe room geometry
  • Inserting windows
  • Inserting doors
  • Inserting furniture (chairs, tables, counter, till, high chair)
  • Moving, tilting and swivelling furniture
  • Setting the materials, texture and reflectances for cafe walls, ceilings and floors
  • Selecting various cafe layout views – including Floor Plan and 3D views
  • Installing luminaire plugins from various lighting manufacturers
  • Selecting and installing luminaires
  • Arranging luminaires – line and field arrangements – as well as copying and pasting into position
  • Performing calculations
  • Creating 3D views of light outputs
  • Checking calculations and preparing outputs
  • Preparing PDF output reports with luminaire specifications, layouts, photometric data and isolines
  • Preparing a 3D rendered view of the cafe

Section 3 – Project – Sports Pitch Lighting – Part 1

  • Planning and laying out the pitch using New Exterior Scene
  • Editing the pitch geometry
  • Inserting sports facilities objects
  • Inserting sports field object
  • Adjust the size and positioning of the sports field object
  • Producing a 3D view of calculation points
  • Inserting sports field 1 Calculation Grid (PA) is for the Playing Area
  • Inserting sports field 1 Calculation Grid (TA) is for the Total Playing Area
  • Installing luminaire plugins from various lighting manufacturers
  • Selecting the luminaires
  • Using the Flood Light Arrangement tab
  • Installing luminaires – including vertical mirroring and horizontal mirroring
  • Adjusting and re-directing individual luminaires
  • Performing quick calculations
  • Checking horizontal and vertical Lux levels against sports pitch standards (GAA, FAI, IRFU, etc)
  • Performing horizontal and vertical calculations and preparing outputs
  • Creating 3D views of pitch lighting outputs
  • Preparing PDF output reports with luminaire specifications, layouts, photometric data and isolines

Section 3 – Project – Sports Pitch Lighting – Part 2

  • Zooming in on individual luminaires
  • Selecting the Rotations tab
  • Aligning luminaires with your own user-defined options and angles (NB consult the relevant standards – GAA, FAI, IRFU, etc )
  • Adjusting angles to achieve the relevant UGR values
  • Common arrangements – including number of columns, watts per floodlight and floodlights per column
  • Performing horizontal and vertical calculations and preparing outputs
  • Creating 3D views of pitch lighting outputs
  • Preparing PDF output reports with luminaire specifications, layouts, photometric data and isolines

Section 4 – Working with CAD Drawings

  • Importing a DWG or DFX file.
  • Setting the units for the layout
  • Setting the Gravity Centre
  • Building Rooms – zooming into the relevant room
  • Building Rooms – editing room geometry and drawing polygons
  • Building Rooms – inserting the room
  • Using DXF Glasses to see the room on the CAD drawing
  • Inserting additional rooms on the CAD drawing

Section 5 – Some Key Terms in Commercial Lighting Design

    • Please see the included handout.

Who is this course for?

People who need to quickly learn how to do commercial lighting designs such as office spaces, and exterior spaces, using DIALux 4.13.

Requirements

Participants need good everyday IT skills and an involvement in commercial lighting - such as sales and support.

Career path

Lighting designers;
Management of lighting supply businesses.

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Certificates

Commercial Lighting Design Essentials Course based on DIALux 4.13

Digital certificate - Included

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