lighting design

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


Click the video player to watch the recording of Part 6 - Contrasts.

Part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 can be viewed below. 

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Part 4: Surfaces - Available now

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.

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  • Part 5: Light & space - Available now

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.

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  • Part 6: Contrasts - Available now

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 Dec 6

Presenter: Luc van der Poel 

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 Dec 13

Presenter: Gilles Vissenberg 

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


Luc van der Poel 

Senior Lighting Designer at Philips Design


Gilles Vissenberg 

Function Owner Illumination Optics at Philips Lighting




Dec 6

Light BIte: Creative lighting design - part 7

Presented by Luc van der Poel


Dec 6

Webinar: Open systems within smart cities

Presented by Jeremy Green and Peter Zink


Dec 13

Light Bite: Creative lighting design - part 8

Presented by Gilles Vissenberg


Dec 15

Webinar: The training for lighting design

Presented by Andrea Siniscalco, Daria Casciani and Maurizio Rossi


Jan 26

Webinar: The value of visualization tools

Presented by Carlo Ratti


Feb 23

Webinar: Light, Art and Biophilia

Presented by Maja Petric

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