May 22, 2024; 9:00 a.m–12:00 p.m. PDT (North America)
June 6, 2024; 9:00 a.m–12:00 p.m. CEST (Europe)


LightTools® is a 3D optical engineering and design software product that supports virtual prototyping, simulation, optimization, and photorealistic renderings of illumination applications. Its complete design and analysis capabilities, combined with ease of use, support for rapid design iterations, and automatic system optimization, help to ensure the delivery of accurate, timely, and cost-effective illumination designs.

Prerequisites and Notes:

  • Basic knowledge of optics is needed. 
  • The course includes teaching materials. 
  • Minimum enrollments apply: If there are fewer than four participants, we will cancel the training and postpone your participation to the next training.

Course Goals

This training covers the basics of LightTools. You will become familiar with the LightTools interface and its main features to help you get started using the software.

Course Format

This online course includes lectures, demonstrations, hands-on examples, and workshop projects. Questions and discussions are encouraged.

Schedule: This is a half-day class, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
Price: Free of charge

Who Should Attend?

Optical engineers new to illumination design software are invited to attend the course. The course is subject to space limitations and topics are subject to change without prior notification.

Course Program

  • Introduction to optics fundamentals 
  • Introduction to LightTools basics 
  • Setting up a source / receiver 
  • Running a first simulation