Meet the Educator – Philip Hammond


BHA Educate

BHA School of Lighting was created by Philip Hammond, MD and founder of leading Illumination Engineering practice, BHA Lighting Design & Consulting. Phillip is considered an authority on lighting practises and LED lighting technology in South Africa and across the world.

Expertise & Experience
A qualified professional illumination engineer, Philip was trained by Thorn EMI Lighting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd in 1976 and 1977 through London Southbank University (UK) and graduated Cum Laude as B Illum Eng. With over 48 years industry experience, he is a regular contributor to lighting and energy related publications.

Leadership Role
Philip is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA). In the past he served as the IESSA Chairman for the Cape Town branch for two years, and prior to that he held the portfolio of Development & Training. Philip is also a member of The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP, United Kingdom) and an Educator member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD, USA).

Empowering Development
In 2012 Philip developed a series of LED Lighting Technology and Applications Workshops which were accredited by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) and Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), a voluntary institution of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Well over 150 successful workshops have been presented throughout South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. The accreditation entitles attendees to claim Continued Professional Development (CPD) credits.


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