Sponsors of the Lighting Education Trust recognise the fundamental importance to the Lighting profession and industry of education and training.
The Trust, which has no endowments, wishes to thank the sponsoring companies that contribute funds for the operation.
Without the foresight of the sponsors, there would be no LET; without the LET, lighting education would not have the structured provision now available.
Sponsors 2016 include:
- The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), a Trustee of LET, is the professional institution for building services, providing a forum for technical exchange, promoting seminars, accrediting educational courses, and publishing papers, codes and guides. The Society of Light & Lighting (SLL) is incorporated within CIBSE [see below]. Visit CIBSE at www.cibse.org
- Concord is part of the Feilo Sylvania Group and is one of europe’s most respected architectural lighting brands. With a strong manufacturing base in the UK, Concord is renowned for its strong design ethos, high technical performance and aesthetic form. Concord focuses on providing lighting solutions to meet the needs of architects and lighting designers. Concord’s innovative portfolio is one of the most comprehensive on the market, encompassing track and spot, downlights, ambient lighting, recessed and linear solutions for a variety of application segments. The company offers segment specific lighting application advice; and the entire product range is underpinned by in-house technical expertise, from optical system design through to photometric measurement and testing. Concord’s range of LED luminaires have won many prestigious design awards and industry accolades in recent years. Visit Concord at www.concord-lighting.com
- dpa lighting consultants was established by architect Derek Phillips in 1958, pioneering the profession. The Practice now has offices in Japan, Dubai, London and Oxfordshire and a team of over 50 people. The Practice has always believed in the importance of high quality lighting education and has supported it throughout its existence. We believe one of the factors that make our profession so interesting is the diverse backgrounds of the people within it. We have designers whose backgrounds are in product design, television lighting, stage lighting, interior design, architecture, urban design and various engineering disciplines and we believe this diversity of knowledge enriches an approach to lighting design. Some of our designers have then gone on to study lighting on various industry courses and at MSc level which, again, we have found to be highly beneficial. "The importance of the Lighting Education Trust for the industry as a whole, our clients, users of the built environment and dpa cannot be underestimated in our opinion." Visit dpa at www.dpalighting.com
- ERCO are delighted to be associated with the LET and to provide support to the educational standards of our industry. It is a great opportunity to fully support the Diploma programme for the Lighting Education Trust. Having such a qualification which is recognised by our industry is a benchmark of the highest calibre. It not only provides opportunities for individuals interested in the science of lighting and lighting design, but also a chance for educating existing employees in the lighting industry from organisations that may not afford their own detailed training programmes. Visit Erco at www.erco.com
- Hoare Lea Lighting is an independent specialist lighting design consultancy with offices throughout the UK, offering a full range of services from planning to concept, scheme to detailed design, design to implementation. We believe that ultimately architecture is about people. Understanding how people see and respond to light therefore is key to the design of a well-lit space. This and our passionate belief that light is essential to the creation of a dynamic architectural environment, make up the cornerstones of our ethos. We employ a mix of creative individuals from design and engineering backgrounds with practical and academic experience offering a range of perspectives. The combination of the two complementary disciplines, design and engineering, enables successful lighting solutions to be achieved. Visit Hoare Lea at www.hoarelealighting.com
- The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP), a Trustee of LET, is a professional institution fostering regional meetings, conferences, exhibitions and educational courses. It also publishes the highly regarded Lighting Journal and co-operates with many other bodies in the production of technical reports. ILP offers free student membership during study of the LET Diploma in Lighting. Visit ILP at www.theilp.org.uk
- The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), is an international organisation supporting a network of over 800 lighting design professionals who create a better world through leadership and excellence in lighting design, cultivating the universal acknowledgement and appreciation of the Power of Light in human life. Visit IALD at www.iald.org
- The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) represents professional lighting equipment manufacturers and works for the benefit of the UK Lighting industry. It promotes the availability of good advice, high standards, education and ethical behaviour in lighting. LIA also lobbies and works with government departments in forming legislation and directives. Visit LIA at www.thelia.org.uk
- Optelma design and make a wide range of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting solutions incorporating the latest developments in LED technology. Our 60 years experience of manufacturing in both our UK and Switzerland factories gives Optelma the flexibility to additionally offer Made to Measure and Bespoke lighting solutions to specifier’s own design and performance criteria. This dedication to pushing the boundaries has placed Optelma’s products into award-winning buildings across Europe. Visit Optelma at www.optelma.com
- Philips Lighting, has a manufacturing division in Scotland and employs some 260 people in its sales and marketing organisation in the UK where it has been established since 1925. Activities divide into four distinct areas:- Consumer lamps, Professional trade, OEM, and the Lighting Solutions Group. Philips lights 75% of Premier League football stadia and worldwide 55% of all soccer stadia. Also throughout the world, Philips lights 30% of all offices, 30% of hospitals and 65% of major airports. 35% of all cars use Philips lighting products. Visit Philips Lighting at www.lighting.philips.co.uk
- The Society of Light & Lighting (SLL), incorporated within CIBSE, is the largest professional body representing the interests of those involved in the art, science and engineering of light and lighting. The SLL welcomes all those who are interested in any aspect of the world of light, lighting, and its applications. It has over 2000 members in the UK and world wide and carries out a full range of activities including publications on lighting and a programme of regular events. SLL offers free student membership during study of the LET Diploma in Lighting. Visit SLL at www.sll.org.uk
- Thorn Lighting Ltd, part of the Zumtobel Group, is a highly recognised, global brand for professional indoor and outdoor lighting. Delivering pace setting technical innovations, Thorn Lighting is UK's largest manufacturer of professional luminaires for commercial, industrial and outdoor applications, with its broad range supported by full consultancy and lighting engineering services. Visit Thorn Lighting at www.thornlighting.co.uk
- Xicato is a LED module manufacturer. Xicato believe that the ability to create well-designed and sustainable space starts with an understanding of how people see and respond to light. Once they understand the application needs they design the right light, eg for impact in fashion stores, restfulness in the home, well-being in beauty salons or accuracy in galleries. Xicato make LED modules that enable effective and efficient luminaires. Xicato's intelligent modules integrate electronics allowing installation saving, perfect dimming, sensors / self-protect systems and wired or wireless communication. Visit Xicato at www.xicato.com
- The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers, is the City of London Livery Company for the lighting and electrical industries. As a modern Livery Company, all of its members are involved in the lighting industry through design, manufacture, engineering, architecture, electrical installation and distribution. The Lightmongers encourage and reward students on a variety of relevant courses by awarding prizes and bursaries for recognised courses. Visit the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers at www.lightmongers.co.uk