A course for street lighting engineers filled with information, hands on sessions and smart exercises.

You might not have had the opportunity for formal training on these subjects – we aim to make sure you have the practical knowledge and experience you need to add to your competency in three key areas.

What You Will Learn

Light Meters and Photometers

  • Why measure?
  • Choosing the right photometer for you
  • Calibration and measuring performance
  • Measurement standards CEN/BS/ILP TR28

Cable Calculations

  • Understand the fundamental principles of determining cable size calculations and why it is important
  • Which type of cable to select
  • Learn about protective devices, conductor size and correction factors
  • Learn how to determine voltage drops, provide shock protection and the effect of thermal constraints
  • Understand what is meant by power factor for lighting circuits


Street Lighting Electrical Know-How

  • Legislation and regulations and how they affect you!
  • A look at the IET 17th Edition and BS7671:2008(2011)
  • What is G39 and when does it apply
  • What you should know about electrical protective devices
  • Awareness of different terminations and connections

Where & When

There are no upcoming in-person events at this time, please register your interest for future events by emailing via the contact details on this page.


The Practical Street Lighting Course is held at:

The ILP, Regent House, Regent Place, Rugby CV21 2PN


ILP member: £235 + VAT
Non member: £410 + VAT

Please visit our membership page for more information about becoming a member of the ILP.

For more information please contact Ange Davies on +44 1788 576492 or angela@theilp.org.uk