Welcome to BHA School of Lighting

BHA School of Lighting was officially founded in 2013 by Philip Hammond and offers practical, relevant & contemporary e-learning lighting design courses tailored for architects, electrical engineers, interior designers and lighting professionals.


A variety of e-learning courses are offered which are recognised by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Learn2Light project. You can choose from the entry level Foundation Lighting course through to the Advanced Diploma in Illumination Engineering course. Other courses include Emergency Lighting, Relux Lighting Design Software courses and more…

Mission Statement

BHA School of Lighting aspires to be known for its excellence in teaching, intensive research, effective public service and community engagement. The school prepares diverse and competitive graduates for success in a global build environment industry and aims to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

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Philip Hammond

BHA School of Lighting was created by Philip Hammond, MD and founder of a leading illumination engineering practice in Cape Town, South Africa, BHA Lighting Design & Consulting. Phillip is considered an authority on lighting practises and LED lighting technology in South Africa and around the globe and is internationally recogonised by his peers as having a wealth of lighting industry knowledge.


Daniel Hammond

Daniel is a highly proficient lighting designer & illumination engineer with 11 years of experience in the lighting industry. He has a demonstrated history & proven track record working on various small to large scale commercial projects in the architecture & planning industry at BHA Lighting Design & Consulting, where he has specialised in architectural, interior, industrial & landscape lighting design projects.

We invite you to join BHA School of Lighting’s “Enlightened Community”. Our series of industry accredited live webinars have been developed to share lighting industry knowledge with build environment professionals which cover a vast range of interesting topics from the world of lighting.

We encourage all of our Advanced Diploma in Illumination Engineering students to apply for student membership for little or no fees at local and international professional lighting institutions and communities. By becoming a member you will gain access to study material, courses, webinars & stipends.