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'Our Essential Reading List - 2020'

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

With another lockdown on the horizon, and the potential for idle hands, we thought it would be a good time to note down some pieces we consider 'essential reading' when it comes to lighting:

  1. Lighting Journal - Institute of Lighting Professionals (ILP) monthly publication. Great source to keep up to date on the latest happenings within the industry. How do you access it? Consider becoming a member of the ILP - click here for further details.

  2. BS 5489-1:2020 - the latest British Standards for street lighting. A must-read for anyone involved in street lighting. Get a copy here. You can also read up on the significant changes between the previous 2013 and 2020 versions by clicking here.

  3. Bats and Artificial Lighting in the UK - ecology has recently become a major factor when preparing a lighting design and rightfully so. This document is free and is a must-read! Get your copy here. We've also prepared a short blog post on this matter - check it out here.

  4. Guidance Notes for the reduction of obtrusive light - you need to digest this before designing any exterior lighting scheme. The document provides guidance and lots of recommendations that assist us with the preparation of a lighting design that has minimal impact on its surroundings. Again, this is a free document that can be found here. We've provided some words on the matter here.

  5. The Commission for Dark Skies - a lot of good information to read through and to consider. Check out their website.

  6. Greenlights - ok so this one isn't lighting-related (apart from the title). It is however a book I'm currently reading and would recommend. Matthew McConaughey's memoir focused on lessons he's learned and how we could all catch some more 'Greenlights'

Is there anything you would recommend?

All the best,



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