Welcome to 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.

After each webinar attendees will receive access to a live recording of the webinar & a Certificate of Attendance which can be used to claim your CPD credits from your professional organisation.

Scroll down the page for the webinar schedule, more info and to register.


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Enlightened Community Webinar Schedule

18 January 2024: Obtrusive Light Case Study & Solutions to Combat Light Pollution

Philip Hammond, Cape Town, South Africa – Lighting Engineer, BHA Lighting Design & Consulting and Principal & Educator, BHA School of Lighting 


15 February 2024: The Cosmos & Light Pollution, a Cosmologist’s Perspective of the Heavens

Peter Dunsby, Cape Town, South Africa – Cosmologist & Professor of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town


14 March 2024: Women’s Month Special with Women in Lighting

Sharon Stammers & Mark Lupton, Kingston, Surrey, UK – C0-founders of Light Collective UK


18 April 2024: How to Utilise Social Media to Promote your Lighting Career & Business

Cristina Blanco Estévez, Vigo, Spain – Social Media Expert, Selváticas – Marketing Digital


Scroll down for detailed info about our upcoming enLightened Community webinars.

Speaker Bio: BHA School of Lighting was created by Phil Hammond, MD and founder of leading illumination engineering practice, BHA Lighting Design & Consulting. Philip is considered an authority on lighting practises and LED lighting technology in South Africa and across the world.


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.


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).

Cost: Free of Charge

Date: 18 January 2024

Time: 5:45pm for 6pm – 7pm SAST (GMT+2)

Presenter: Phil Hammond, Lighting Engineer at BHA Lighting Design & Consulting & Educator at BHA School of Lighting

About this Webinar:  This Enlightened Community event will take a deep dive into a real live case of obtrusive light and light pollution. The gory detail about tackling a case of obtrusive light will be discussed in detail, including the procedures that need to be followed to restore harmony in theses cases, with a focus on possible solutions to combat obtrusive light and minimize light pollution in the nighttime environment.


To set the scene for this webinar we will take a look at the full glory of the night sky. Ask how does the night sky differ in variable conditions? Discuss how we observe light when out and about and talk about standards, regulations and guidelines.


After setting the scene for the real obtrusive light case, we will be looking at Google Earth, then identify the source of the problem on site and analyze & report the extent of the problems to mitigate for obtrusive light and light pollution. Finally we will discuss lighting design solutions and techniques to combat or eliminate the problem of obtrusive light.

Registration Instructions

  • Click the “Register Here” button, this will direct you to our Click Meeting Webinar Platform.
  • Select & Register for the event you’d like to attend.
  • Once you’ve registered for the event you will receive an email confirmation (we advise to check both your inbox and junk mail folder for this email)
  • The confirmation email will include an event reminder which you can add to sync with your email calendar.
  • Shortly before the live webinar starts a reminder email will be sent to all registered attendees.
  • The email will include a “join event” prompt button, click it to access the live event.
  • Alternatively you can access the event via your event confirmation letter or event reminder in your calendar.

CPD Activity Accreditations

BHA School of Lighting’s Webinars are accredited by the South African Institute of Architecture (SAIA), the South African Institute of Architectural Technologists (SAIAT) & the Consulting Engineers of South Africa (CESA).