It is amazing that in a world now dominated by light - a world that is absolutely dependent upon light - that there is almost no lighting education. In a few countries of the world there exist tertiary level lighting programs but these can be counted on the fingers of two hands. Developments in lighting technology have produced a range of design tools that can lead to improved and energy-efficient lighting. However, most of this technology is 'harder' to use than traditional technology, emphasizing the need for not only improved lighting education but for its initiation. This paper discusses the need for education and uses the example of the University of Sydney program as a possible basis for others to use. It also examines how it is being delivered in Singapore.
Warren G. Julian, Warren G. Julian,
"The need for lighting education", Proc. SPIE 4588, Seventh International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, (28 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468694; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.468694