Autumn fee promo & a review of the first quarter of ’24 – April 2024 Newsletter

🍂🌰 Autumn Mystery Discount: Light Up Your Education! 🎓🍁


Step into the season of change with our Advanced Diploma in Illumination Engineering.

This Autumn, we’re igniting your passion for learning with a mystery discount that ranges from a luminous 50% 🌟 to a glowing 20% 💡. The exact discount? That’s the surprise waiting for you when you apply!


Enroll by 12 April 2024 and begin your ascent to becoming a master of light and design.

T’s & C’s: this offer is valid for cash payments only

Flexible instalment payment plans are available based on the standard full fee

Don’t let this opportunity dim! Offer ends at 5pm SAST (GMT+1) on 12 April 2024.


Apply Now for Your Mystery Discount 🍂🔍

The enrolment form is available to download here. Send to to qualify for this autumn promo.

The Principal´s Pen

Well, we are a quarter of the way through 2024.  2024 just keeps on giving and new projects continue to flow in from many different locations for BHA Lighting Design & Consulting.

During the month of March we launched our brand-new course, “Lighting Design for Offices” during March.  The course takes an in depth look at lighting design and layout types of offices through the ages.  Students will culminate their office lighting journey in the modern era.  Students are required to complete tasks in the process of lighting design, whereafter they complete an online examination.  It has been specifically developed for anyone who is involved in lighting design for offices to ensure that best practice is learnt for full compliance with the applicable standards and regulations.

The new, short course, BHASL019: Lighting Design for Offices is available to anyone who would like to enroll for this fascinating course on an important subject.  The course launch promo fee is USD190 or ZAR3500 if you enroll before 30 April 2024, thereafter the enrolment fee will revert to USD245 or ZAR4500.

The first group of students from The Marketing Home Group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are nearing the completion of their course.  We will finalise the additional courses for the company after Ramadan.

We are extremely excited to share the news that we are in the process of having our course/s accredited by the European Agency for Higher Education Accreditation (EAHEA) for online higher education courses specifically.  We anticipate receiving the final accreditation within 45 days.

It was recently my privilege and pleasure to have been asked to present content in a short webinar format by Gerrit Viljoen of Productivity Pitstop.  It was a great challenge to present for 17 minutes on “Lighting for Productivity”.  With this challenge, I decided to put Microsoft Co-Pilot to the test.  I asked it to prepare a slide presentation for me, to last 17 minutes on Lighting for Productivity.  It was amazing how it delivered exactly what the “doctor” ordered.  Twelve slides, incredibly well ordered even with detailed instructions for each slide.  It ended reminding me as follows: “Remember to pace your presentation to cover each slide in about a minute, leaving some time for transitions and audience engagement.”

You will remember that I shared our initial experience using Copilot in the March edition of our newsletter and we continue to work closely with Richard De Villiers of Productivity Active as we continue learning still more about Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Planner daily.

Students continue to receive their invitations to attend the FREE Student Support Session using Microsoft Team on the first Wednesday of every month at 18:00 SAST.  This session is open to all Advanced Diploma in Illumination Engineering students.  We plan to extend the invitation to students of other courses offered by us.  Students to note that you do not need to have Teams installed to attend, the link that you receive will make it possible to attend and enjoy a great relaxed time together.

Our second-year students continue to make excellent progress with several due to graduate soon and we wish the following first year students well, as they prepare for the final phase of first year and their preparations for the examinations:

  • Rinkesh Kumar, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Priyanka Praful, Bangalore, India
  • Justine Williams, Paarl, South Africa
  • Charmaine Conradie, Paarl, South Africa
  • Shamielah Jacobs, Paarl, South Africa
  • Rojean Morris, Paarl, South Africa

As always, have a fantastic business month and we look forward to seeing you at our next webinar taking place on 18 April, info can be found below.

With best regards

Philip Hammond

Upcoming Events from BHA School of Lighting

Digital presence in the lighting industry: How to effectively manage your personal strategy (CPD Activity)

Cost: Free of Charge

Date: 18 April 2024

Time: 5:45pm for 6pm – 7pm SAST (GMT+1)

Presenter: Cristina Blanco Estévez, Digital Marketing Expert, Selváticas – Marketing Digital


About this Webinar: The need and use of social media and digital tools is, nowadays, undoubted. However, it is a common concern for today’s lighting professionals (and, to be honest, professionals of all fields) how to effectively seize and make use of these digital tools, and where and how these efforts should be focused.

In an already high-demanding professional life, the creation of an adequate and fruitful digital presence seems, sometimes like the cherry on top. Well, this webinar comes to ease your concerns; not only are there are a variety of (free-of use!) tools which can help you manage your online presence, but there are some guidelines,  and some “do’s” and “dont’s” that can aid you when facing the start, delivery or evaluation of your personal digital presence.

With +15 years of experience in the Digital Marketing industry, Cristina Be will be guiding us through a few tricks on content strategy creation and how to improve LinkedIn presence by providing some insightful social media examples of interest for the lighting industry professionals.

Speaker Bio: Cristina BE‘s digital marketing expertise has evolved hand in hand with the development of social media channels. She started working as early as 2007 as a Community Manager (before the position was even officially coined as such), she then went on to work as a marketing manager for big advertising and PR agencies in Madrid, Spain.

As of today, she has dedicated the last 10 years to independently help and improve the digital presence of individuals, small and big companies and brands. Specialized in digital data reports and content writing, she is now focused on making sure her client’s social media presence is coherent, effective and attractive.

Send Cristina an email if you require any form of digital marketing expertise at

Welcome to our new BHA School of Lighting Students

Herbert Kamau Ndungo, Gaborone, Botswana – BHASL003C19: Advanced Diploma in Illumination Engineering

April Student Birthdays

Happy Birthday to the following past & present students celebrating their birthdays this month of April 2024! We hope you all have a memorable day!

Anke De Wit, Windhoek, Namibia (Graduate) – 7 April
Alaa Ishmail, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 11 April
Robby Cohen, Cape Town, South Africa (Graduate) – 16 April
Jhonnatan Orjuelo Cortes, Bogota, Colombia – 19 April
Jona Jaira Padilla, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 April
Mark Storm, Cape Town, South Africa (Graduate) – 21 April
Mohamed Ameur Hizem, London, United Kingdom – 25 April
Leshmook Maharaj, Durban, South Africa (Graduate) – 27 April
Madhura Kotkar, Pune, India – 29 April

Our Congratulations to those who have completed short courses

Greg Owen, Arc Lighting, Cape Town, South Africa – Foundation Lighting Course
Herbert Kamau Ndungo, Gaborone, Botswana – Foundation Lighting Course

We wish great success to the following BHA School of Lighting student preparing for Examinations

Nicole Farman, Chicago, USA – Second Year Final Theory

We wish the following First Year students well, as they prepare for the final phase of First Year and their preparations for the examinations:

Rinkesh Kumar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Priyanka Praful, Bangalore, India
Justine Williams, Paarl, South Africa
Charmaine Conradie, Paarl, South Africa
Shamielah Jacobs, Paarl, South Africa
Rojean Morris, Paarl, South Africa

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Join a Professional Lighting Institution or Community

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 lighting network communities. By becoming a member you will gain access to further study material, courses, workshops, webinars & stipends.

BHA School of Lighting is proud to be affiliated with the the International Association of Lighting Designers, the Institute of Lighting Professionals, the Virtual Lighting Design Community, The Lighting Police, Women in Lighting and the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa.

Find more info about each organisation and community here.

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