As an influential professional body, we are consulted by government on a wide range of issues, including legislation and regulations that affect the built environment.

We aim to ensure that proposed measures are both effective and practicable, by serving on committees, and commenting on draft legislation, reports and consultations.

What We Do

The Lighting Journal is the official, monthly magazine of the Institution and is exceptional in delivering information on all aspects of the lighting profession.

Issues include a lively mix from technical articles, developments, and detailed case studies, to new products and services, professional news, opinion and debate.


We organise events regularly nationwide to educate and promote good lighting. Our events range from regional technical meetings to large scale exhibitions and conferences, bringing together product and service providers.

We also arrange seminars on a range of issues to provide the latest information and to educate those new to the industry.


We offer many training courses including the Exterior Lighting Diploma, and short courses on both interior and exterior lighting topics.

The courses offered enable lighting professionals to maximise their potential and build their knowledge base to make them stand out from the crowd.

Continuing Professional Development

Our programme of courses, seminars and events plays a key role in helping lighting professionals maintain and update their existing skills, acquire new skills, and develop their career.

In this way, members can achieve their full potential, reach personal objectives, strengthen professional credibility, and accelerate career development.

Technical Knowledge and Support

We have a network of technical study panels that contribute to British, European and International Standards, and produce technical reports on a wide range of lighting topics, providing essential guidance to the profession.

Technical advice is available via the Institution’s Technical Director, Peter Harrison.


The ILP has a strong regional network in the UK and Ireland, giving members a chance to view presentations on the latest issues and developments in the lighting community.

Attending regional events also offers the valuable opportunity to network with fellow lighting professionals. 

The courses offered enable lighting professionals to maximise their potential and build their knowledge base to make them stand out from the crowd.

Vision Statement

The Institution of Lighting Professionals unites the skills of engineering, design and technology in order to deliver quality lighting for the built environment and achieve public benefit.

In setting and establishing standards for good practice, the Institution seeks to ensure that its members attain and develop the professional knowledge, education and skills to meet necessary competencies, and to enhance their careers.

Working on exterior and interior projects, in public spaces, workplace, leisure, retail and residential applications, members of the Institution of Lighting Professionals deliver excellence in light and lighting, a quality which is recognised by both private and public sectors.

Who’s Who

The Institution’s structure is based upon ensuring our membership is represented at every level of the organisation.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Institution, responsible for all business functions and delivering policy priorities with the Vice Presidents.

Each Lighting Delivery Centre Branch has its own Committee. Each Branch Committee has a representative who serves at the ILP Council inputting to policies and strategies.

The Young Lighting Professionals is an integral division of the Institution, with their own Chair and Secretary who input to policy via the Council and Vice Presidents.

Board of Trustees

Past Presidents

Staff Team

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The ILP seeks to be as inclusive as possible, so if you have any concerns about applying for membership / attending our Exterior Lighting Diploma courses, LDC local events or our one-day courses for whatever reason please let us know and we will try to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that you can fully engage with the ILP.