We are confident that you are here for one of two reasons:

  • Your application is ecologically sensitive and you need a bat friendly Lighting Impact Assessment.


  • There were too many questions on the Lighting Impact Assessment from a previous scheme that went to planning and it nearly cost you the application approval.

You need a Lighting Impact Assessment consultant that will strengthen your application by providing a report that delivers a clear, concise, policy-lead, ecologically sensitive lighting strategy.  This report will give the Local Planning Authority (LPA) the confidence to approve your application.

Do you want a lighting consultant who will support you not just for the application but throughout the determination period? Look no further… Lighting Impact Assessments (LIAs) are our speciality, we do them day in day out…from lux level plans to lighting specifications, we have what it takes to help our clients gain full planning approval. We specialise in providing lighting solutions that consider ecologically sensitive sites (such as; SSSI’s and SAC’s). We have even won an award for our work in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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So, you’re not entirely sure what a Lighting Impact Assessment is, don’t worry, it’s our job as your lighting consultant to support you from start to finish and to provide what you need to get the approval. not only that buy we are ecologically minded too, fully considering potential lighting nuisance and providing bat friendly lighting solutions.

We are with you every step of the way. Here are some of the services we offer:

  • Undertaking baseline lighting surveys (this takes place during the dark so we can measure the existing lighting levels);
  • Undertake a desktop study of the general area surrounding the site, to determine who or what could be affected by lighting (sensitive receptors);
  • Develop a lighting strategy, or determine the scope of what needs lighting to ensure obtrusive light is mitigated;
  • Prepare drawings showing Isolux contours to provide evidence of the extents of the lighting (where the light will fall);
  • Create 3-D models if necessary;
  • Propose mitigation measures to ensure your lighting is unlikely to adversely affect sensitive receptors.

Whether you need to submit your Lighting Impact Assessment with an application, or post determination to discharge a planning condition, we can help you.

Our Lighting Assessments are carried out in accordance with relevant local planning policies, British Standards and guidance from the Institution of Lighting Professional’s (PLG 04, GN01 and GN08) to ensure the assessment follows best practice.

We can undertake Lighting Impact Assessments for all kinds of developments. To give you an idea of our capabilities, we have previously prepared Lighting Impact Assessments for the following project types:

  • Agricultural.
  • Car Parks.
  • Community Facilities.
  • Education.
  • Equestrian.
  • Healthcare.
  • Hotels.
  • Leisure Facilities.
  • Live Events.
  • Logistics.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Offices.
  • Ports.
  • Rail.
  • Religious Sites.
  • Residential Developments.
  • Sports Facilities.

In simple terms, we are here to be your partner of choice to get the application approved!

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Quality! Every time.
Quick fixes and corner cutting are not our thing. If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing properly. So that is what we’ll do. Every time. No ifs, no buts.


Thinking differently!
We are not big on doing things because that’s the way they have always been done. We have decades of lighting experience in our team and we will use that to create the best designs possible for you. Whether it has been done before or not.


Reliably reliable.
You have deadlines to meet too – we understand that. So, we will always be clear about what we can deliver and when. Then we will stick to it. You can depend on us.


Always impartial.
We are not beholden to any suppliers or manufacturers. The only money we receive is the fees we get from you. We like it that way as it gives us the freedom to give you completely unbiased advice and the best independent solutions.


Our experienced engineers have a wealth of knowledge and offer advice on all aspects of Lighting Design.

Lighting Schemes

We are on hand to assist with all types of exterior or interior lighting. If lighting is needed, we can design it.

Additional services

We offer many additional services including CPD seminars, energy reduction strategies and witness services to the legal profession.

Do you have a project
you’d like to discuss?


We work on a diverse range of projects including Mass LED upgrades and Architectural Lighting Designs. We also deliver highly acclaimed sensitive lighting schemes and are well regarded within the industry for our lighting impact assessments. Below are just some of the schemes we have recently completed.

Dorothy House Hospice – Case Study
Mirfield Station Underpass – Case Study
Kent Street Lighting – Case Study
Winchester Park and Ride – Case Study
Kettering Market Place – Case Study
Waterlooville – Case Study
Grayshott Square Case Study


We have created some skills sheets to outline our services and how we can assist you with your projects. Whether this be with Smart Consultancy or Light Impact Assessments we hope you will find these useful in further understanding what we do and how we can assist you.