"...architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses, brought together in light..." Le Corbusier
The Lighting Education Trust (LET) 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.
Light is invisible; it is the silent design partner, unseen until it strikes an object or surface.
Lighting design is creative, encompassing both daylight and artificial light and complements the architecture, by enhancing the appearance of a space or by increasing visitor’s experience.
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.
Controlling this transitory medium gives the lighting "designer or artist" the ability to introduce dynamics into a space and create mood and ambience.
Lighting design encompasses both art and science and has an impact on our daily lives.