Support sessions return for lighting students

Feb 3, 2021 | Events, Industry

The Institution of Lighting Professionals has unveiled plans for the return of the lighting industry’s only event series designed to attract students, interns, apprentices, and new entrants to the lighting profession.

The ILP’s ‘How To Be Brilliant’ initiative connects the lighting community, giving junior members of the community a chance to connect with an inspiring expert who will talk about lighting in a way formal education does not necessarily cover. The 2021 series of fun and friendly digital CPD events has been sponsored by BEGA, an ILP Premier member with a 70-year history of producing and developing architectural luminaires.

The first session will be How To Be Brilliant at Telling Stories With Light, given by renowned lighting designer David Gilbey, Founder of d-lighting, on 1 March at 13.00 GMT.

Michael Wilson, BEGA UK Managing Director, comments “We are thrilled and proud to become part of the How To Be Brilliant team. The work the ILP does to support and inspire new generations of lighting designers is important to the whole industry, and aligns with the BEGA ethos and dedication to long term sustainable practices. Our commitment to How To Be Brilliant strengthens our relationship with the Institution as a Premier member and builds on the volunteering experience our staff have within the ILP community.” Jess Gallacher from the ILP explains “How To Be Brilliant is a wonderful way for our charity to share knowledge about better lighting and nurture career development. The initiative started in 2014 and over the years, we have helped students blossom and become established in successful careers. It’s great news that we can now bring back and continue this work despite the effects of the pandemic, with online sessions including CPD talks and networking. We are delighted to have the support of BEGA in bringing the lighting community together in a friendly and supportive way.”

To find out more visit or register to attend the event by clicking here.

The ILP seeks to be as inclusive as possible, so if you have any concerns about applying for membership / attending our Exterior Lighting Diploma courses, LDC local events or our one-day courses for whatever reason please let us know and we will try to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that you can fully engage with the ILP.