Lighting Engineering

Lighting engineering is concerned about the esthetics, efficiency, and quality of light and lighting products in our built world.  Lighting engineers deploy skills of product design, electrical engineering, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering to generate innovative product and lighting layout designs to improve user quality of life and safety.  Deeply technical in focus, lighting engineers must work well both independently and collaboratively to harness new materials and innovate novel and pleasing applications in lighting. Including connecting to the IoT.

Engineers from this concentration may work in industries such as: consumer products and related technologies, interior/architectural design, retail, entertainment/theatre and construction.

Their work may include: developing more cost effective lighting fixtures, poles, and physical applications (healthcare, landscape, roadway) to developing novel personal lighting, to designing for new light sources such as LED.  Lighting consultants help construction and architectural firms apply lighting in artistic, esthetic ways, as well as energy efficient, unobtrusive, and even ways that improve personal safety.  Smart lighting designs also connect to the IoT, to improve product quality and expand user needs and options.

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Last Updated: November 10, 2020