Are you asking yourself why it’s so hard to find a lighting consultancy that can meet deadlines and just get a street lighting design approved?

Whether you have a large highway lighting scheme, a new development that needs a street lighting design or even a small road lighting upgrade on an existing network, We are the Lighting consultants of choice. we design to meet the standards to get your scheme approved.

Not just lighting either, we can look after the associated electrical needs of your schemes if you wish, supporting you with all your lighting and electrical needs to get to approval and construction.

Here at DFL, we pride ourselves on working with you every step of the way to get your outdoor lighting design ready for construction. We work with you to understand your lighting brief and needs, then deliver a full lighting scheme, designed with the latest LED lighting and tailored to meet the Lighting standards. We deliver with skill, care, pride and never compromising on our values.

Let us do this for you on your next project!

Want to know some more?

So, you’re not entirely sure what you need to get your street lighting design approved by the local Authority?  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.

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

  • Preliminary lighting design service to support planning or construction costing
  • S278 or S38 Street lighting design packages for approval by the Local Authority (by fully accredited, competent, insured professionals)
  • Highway lighting design packages with associated duct and highway electrical design works to Highways England similar standards. (by fully accredited, competent, insured professionals)
  • Highway electrical design packages and private highway cable designs.  (to 18th Edition)
  • Existing lighting level surveys and reports to show existing lighting compliance
  • As built drawing creation
  • 3D modelling
  • BIM compliance

Whether you need to submit your Lighting design with a planning application or need robust, technical design packs to allow for swift trouble-free construction, we can help you.

Our street lighting and highway lighting design services are carried out in accordance with Relevant local planning policies, British Standards, Guidance from the Institution of Lighting Professional’s, Guidance from the Society of Light and Lighting and Highways England Specifications.

We can undertake Lighting design for all kinds of developments.  We have previously prepared lighting designs for the following project types:

  • Highway
  • Residential
  • Public realm
  • Logistics.
  • Ports.
  • Rail.
  • Agricultural.
  • Car Parks.
  • Sports stadia
  • Leisure Facilities.
  • Live Events.
  • Residential Developments.
  • Sports Facilities.

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

DFL – The power to make light work!


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.


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.


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.

 Lighting Schemes

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


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

Impact assessments

Increase the likelihood of your project clearing planning with a professional Lighting Impact Assessment.

Other lighting

If you need it lit, we can help. We won’t needlessly charge you for help, we will work with you to explore the issues and how we can add value to the projects you’re working on. Don’t worry though, if we can’t help, we will always be honest with you. The best thing to do is get in touch, but if you want to look around our site first below are some of the other lighting services we offer to our clients.


This is our bread and butter, where we can really show our value. Yes, we will charge you a nominal fee for the design, and yes others may offer you a design for free. But we are impartial, and our value comes from saving you money. To achieve this, we only put lighting where lighting is needed and often by saving just one or two columns the install cost covers the cost of our fee.


No job too big. Large complex highway infrastructure projects, no problem. We are the lighting specialist, and we can back that up with specialist highway electrical design too. We have over 20 years’ experience working on major networks such as the M25 and A303, M2 A47 and many more. We seamlessly integrate with our client teams to deliver cutting edge smart lighting solutions.


Let’s make it shine! This is where we can get really creative. Lighting in the public realm can transform spaces into centrepieces. We have worked on many schemes where we have taken public spaces and designed a lighting scheme to create a night-time attraction, bringing with it benefits for the local economy. This can be dancing light or even lighting that tells a story. We have done this for some of the busiest shopping streets in the UK right through to market squares that have a real community focus.


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.


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

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you’d like to discuss?