lighting design

Watch this Light Bite series and learn more about creative lighting design


Click the video player to watch the recording of Part 3 - Designing shadows.

Part 1 and 2 can be viewed below. 

Part 1

Part 2

After watching this Light Bite series, which consists of 8 videos, you will have gained some in-depth knowledge on the different components you could take into account for creative lighting design.


  • Part 1: Form & Direction - Available now

Presenter: Mike Simpson

Creating shadows reveals important information about objects and spaces. We will see how the creation of shadows is an important tool in lighting design.


  • Part 2: Accents - Available now

Presenter: Mike Simpson

The visual effects achievable in practice are influenced by the level of general lighting present. But exactly how strong is this influence? In this part we will take a look at this, showing examples of different general lighting levels.


  • Part 3: Designing shadows - Available now

Presenter: Laura Taylor

The art of lighting is much more than simply introducing a light source into a dark space. We enhance the power of light by balancing it with its eternal counterpart: shadow. We can now design shadows to meet our needs and lift our mood.


  • Part 4: Surfaces - Available on Nov 1

Presenter: Mayulé O. Torres López

We will explore the interaction between surfaces and light and how this play of elements can tell & reveal a different story by understanding such dialogue.


  • Part 5: Light & space - Available on Nov 8

Presenter: Mike Simpson

We will explore how light and patterns can be matched to the architecture of a space by looking at some theories about recognition of shapes. This can inform the way you think about planning a lighting installation.


  • Part 6: Contrasts - Available on Nov 15

Presenter: Mayulé O. Torres López

We will explore another communication tool in lighting design: Contrast, the beauty of using and creating differences in brightness or color and how it interacts into the perception of a space.


  • Part 7: Color - Available on Nov 22

Presenter: Ulrika Vis-van Heemst

We will look at the usage of color in lighting design and also go a bit more in-depth on how using a different color can result in a different emotion of people.


Part 8: Glare - Available on Nov 29

Presenter: Ulrika Vis-van Heemst

What is glare? In this Light Bite we will elaborate on glare and how you can use it to your advantage in lighting design.


Presented by:

Mike Simpson

Global Application Lead at Philips Lighting


Laura Taylor

Design director for innovation at Philips Lighting


Mayulé O. Torres López

Lighting Application Specialist Indoor at Philips Lighting


Ulrika Vis – van Heemst

Senior Lighting Designer at Philips Lighting




Oct 25

Light Bite: Part 3 - Designing Shadows

Presented by Laura Taylor


Oct 27

Webinar: Modulating light in architectural space

Presented by Sanjay Mohe


Nov 10

Webinar: Importance of partnerships in smart cities

Presented by Andreas Knobloch and Marlyn Zelkowitz


Nov 23

Webinar: See the light

Presented by Svante Pettersson


Dec 6

Webinar: Open systems within smart cities

Presented by Jeremy Green and Peter Zink


Dec 15

Webinar: The training for lighting design

Presented by Andrea Siniscalco, Daria Casciani and Maurizio Rossi

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Marlyn Zelkowitz

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