The Lighting Education Trust exists through the voluntary work of senior figures in the UK lighting industry and is supported by a range of sponsors from all sectors of the profession and associated disciplines.
LET provides and supports training at all levels and promotes good lighting practice. Talent, experience, and technique are essential to create a visual environment to satisfy and augment what the building occupier wants. - we can teach the technical skills and the students provide the talent!
Lighting affects almost every aspect of our lives. At home, at work, in entertainment, in sport, on the street, for safety, you take lighting for granted - primitive man did not function after the sun went down. Since the advent of electricity, we have lighting that is not only easier to control than daylight, but also lights interior spaces far more consistently.
Good lighting is invisible. You only notice the lighting of a room if it's too bright or too dim, not if it's just right. Lighting has a direct impact on the quality of our lives - good lighting enhances the mood and desirability of spaces and contributes greatly to a sense of well-being.
Once upon a time, all buildings were designed around a single, fixed source of light, the sun. The shapes and sizes of the rooms, even the materials and details in them, were determined largely by the appearance the room would take on from directional natural light.
Lighting design is a creative extension of architecture, complementing form and colour to improve visibility. Light is the silent design partner, unseen until it strikes an object or surface. Controlling this difficult, transitory medium gives the lighting "artist" the ability to create dynamics and mood.