Illumination Engineer

Lightening Engineer

Minimum ? Bachelor?s degree in Illumination Engineering

Minimum experience of up to 4 years in lightning industry

The tasks an Illumination Engineering is expected to perform include:Designing and directing installation of illuminating equipment and systems for buildings, plants, streets, stadiums, tunnels and outdoor displays

Studying lighting requirements of client to determine lighting equipment and arrangement of lamps

Designing lamps of required light intensity and output, light control reflectors and lenses

Planning and preparing drawings for installation of lighting system

Directing installation of lighting system

Following the client's specifications at every step of operations

Ensuring conformance with engineering specifications and compliance with electrical codes

Knowledge of lighting requirement for different buildings

Familiar with different types of light sources

Knowledge of interior and exterior designing methods

Skilled in calculating cost estimations of lighting designs

Knowledge of lighting design criteria for interior and exterior application

Master?s degree in Illumination Engineering



Manual dexterity

Excellent problem solving skills

Leadership qualities

Ability to work under pressure


Team player

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)Occupational hazards include strain on eyes, stress on joints, if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - INR 8,000 to INR 27,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Lighting Industry in India

The lighting industry in India is about 9500 crores growing at the rate of 12% CAGR a year and is expected to maintain this growth rate over the next decade. The growth of this industry has been accelerated as a result of the development of infrastructure, expansion of the transport horizon, exponential growth of middle class income and the upsurge of the real estate boom across India. At the same time the lighting industry has undergone a huge transformation in terms of technology up-gradation, new product innovation, creative lighting design and new areas of application. In addition to this there has been a strong demand for conservation of energy and the need to reduce the carbon foot print to combat climate change. In India lighting alone consumes 18% of the energy generated and the demand is increasing by leaps and bounds. A recent study suggests that by the end of next decade more than 50% of lighting use will move from conventional lights to LED based lighting systems because of its energy efficient performance and hassle free maintenance.

In order to meet this kind of growth in demand the lighting industry in all sectors will need a large number of professionals trained in lighting to back up the industry in the domain of R&D, QC, production and design and technology adaptation. At the same time, there is also a growing demand by architects, consultants and city planners for Illumination Engineers.

Government municipal corporations

Lighting manufacturing companies

Construction companies

Infrastructure development companies

Consulting firms

Cities and towns across India