Increasing European lighting resources and competitiveness


The view below of lighting entities in England is just an extract and hence not fully adequate, but it displays some of the most important institutions and organizations.



National Physical Laboratory, NPL

Solid State Lighting Metrology Working Group

  • The Solid State Lighting Metrology Working Group (SSLM WG) – which is a knowledge transfer working group under the Engineering and Optical Special Interest Group (SIG), part of the Measurement Network – has been formed to develop best measurement practice for sold state lighting. The SSLM WG is a body of experts and interested parties from academia, industry and government with the purpose of providing an open arena for discussion in this area to collate and develop recommendations, white papers, etc. for dissemination to the SSLM WG and other stakeholders. Membership is free and open to all.
  • Contact:  NPL, Knowledge Services – Engineering & Optical SIG and Solid State Lighting Metrology Working Group, Glenis Tellett, +44 20 8977 3222,

 LUX-TSI – Independent Accredited Lighting Test Laboratory

  • LUX-TSI was formed in 2010 to focus on providing independent testing services through UKAS accredited laboratories and quality management systems conforming to ISO IEC 17025. LUX-TSI can support companies from basic research such as LED module performance through pre-compliance testing and then in conjunction with the market partner UL – a global independent safety science company ( – for fully accredited testing to international standards and performance schemes such as Energy Star, Lighting Facts, ErP Directives, ENEC and UL. marks. The company has a suite of characterisation facilities at two key locations in South Wales and the Midlands.
  • Contact: LUX-TSI, +44 (0)1656 864618,

UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies

Bartlett Centre for Lighting

  •  Established in 1987, the MSc Light and Lighting (LL) at the UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies is Europe’s long-standing specialist graduate lighting course and attracts participants with diverse backgrounds in architecture, interior design, industrial design, various engineering disciplines, science, arts and theatre subjects. Students are drawn from around the world, though predominantly from the UK, and many study part-time while employed in some element of the lighting profession and industries. The Bartlett is a world-leading faculty for multi-disciplinary education and research for the built environment. Seven sections cover the full spectrum of built environment domains, including architecture, complex built environment systems, construction and project management, development planning, energy, town planning, space and spatial analysis.
  • Contact: Bartlett Centre for Lighting, Kevin Mansfield, Programme Director, +44 (0)20 7679 2000,

Glamorgan University

Lighting Design and Technology, the Faculty of Advanced Technology

  • The University of Glamorgan is one of the leading universities for Lighting Design and Technology in Europe. The students develop high levels of technical skill and industry knowledge, in a range of areas within the lighting profession. To mention a few: Investigating the processes and techniques used in lighting for architecture, concerts, theatre, corporate events and television. Learning to programme a range of lighting consoles and control platforms. Working with a wide range of cutting-edge technologies and disciplines as optical, electrical and electronic fundamentals.
  • Contact: The Faculty of Advanced Technology, Vassilis Konstantinou, Dean of Advanced Technology, +44 (01443) 482270 / 2742,



Lighting Industry Association, LIA

  • As Europe’s largest lighting Trade Association the mission is to strengthen the industry and promote the benefits of good quality lighting by representing all aspects of UK, EU and international legislation and standards at the highest level whilst protecting the interests of both the public and Members.
  • Contact: LIA, Telford Office: +44 01952 290905/London Office: +44 0207 793 3020,

 The Society of Light and Lighting, SLL

  • The SLL represents and welcomes all those who are interested in the art, science and engineering of light, lighting and its applications. The Society offers authoritative publications, professional recognition and a wide range of learned society activities. Lighting designers, researchers, students, professionals, manufacturers, and sales staff all contribute and are members of the SLL.
  • Contact: SLL, +44 (0)20 8675 5211,

 The Institution of Lighting Professionals, ILP

  • The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) is the UK and Ireland’s largest and most influential professional lighting association, dedicated solely to excellence in lighting. Founded in 1924 as the Association of Public Lighting Engineers, the ILP has evolved to include lighting designers, consultants and engineers amongst its 1,900 strong membership. The key purpose of the ILP is to promote excellence in all forms of lighting. This includes interior, exterior, sports, road, flood, emergency, tunnel, security and festive lighting as well as design and consultancy services.
  • Contact: ilp, +44 01788 576492,

 Worshipful Company of Lightmongers

  • The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers is one of the modern Livery companies, whose members represent all sections of the lighting and electrical industry: Lamp & luminaire manufacturers, electrical contractors, electrical wholesalers, public lighting engineers, consulting engineers, lighting designers and architects. The main objectives are: To foster the art and science of lighting by bringing together those practicing the many different skills involved and to promote goodwill in the industry. And to encourage invention and imagination in the use of light by prize, scholarship and other appropriate means.
  • Contact: The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers, Phillip Hyde, +44 (0)20 8989 9038