Our Vision

To provide a support group of like-minded professionals to assist with your career progression.

To represent the views and opinions of young lighting professionals and bring them to a wider audience.

To provide informative and independent training advice for those interested in a career in lighting.

What We Do


We provide young professionals with the opportunity to get involved within the lighting community and shape the future of the ILP and the lighting industry. Our members serve on committees at local and national level to ensure our views and needs are truly heard.


The Lighting Journal is the official, monthly magazine for our members and consists of information on all aspects of the lighting profession: from technical coverage and developments to new products and services, professional news, opinions and debate. The YLP have a dedicated page within the Lighting Journal to communicate the latest news on the group, whilst offering a round up of the recent activities and initiatives we are involved in.


We organise events nationwide to educate and provide support to young members within the lighting industry. Our events range from technical seminars held regionally, to being part of large scale events such as the ILP Annual Summit. This enables our members to network with established members of the lighting profession from various areas of our community.


We provide information, support and advice to the membership through events, publications and social media networks. We hold drop in sessions and various events to provide guidance and feedback to those working on the ILP Exterior Lighting Diploma Completion Project. The informal learning environment provides attendees with the opportunity to ask any questions, regarding the Diploma and their career.

Contact the YLP

Committee Structure

Chair – Toby Penter
Vice Chair – Ryan Carroll
Immediate Past Chair – Matt Fisher
Honorary Secretary – Ben Steels
Honorary Treasurer – Toby Penter

National Committee Representatives

Technical – Ryan Carroll
Education – Chris Ellis
Membership – Nathan Poundall
Architectural – Sunhaporn (Sunny) Sribanditmongkol
Local Authority – Vacant
Editorial – Katerina Xynogala
Products – Emma Gregory
Contracting – Hardeep Singh

Lighting Delivery Centre Representatives

Upcoming YLP Events

There are no upcoming in-person events at this time, please register your interest for future events by emailing via the contact details on this page.

Previous Events & CPD Webinars

Latest YLP News

ILP will be attending the Light23 Expo in London

ILP will be attending the Light23 Expo in London

ILP will be taking a stand at the Light23 Expo at the Business Design Centre in London on 21 & 22 November. There will be a How to be Brilliant presentation on 22 November by Paul Traynor from...

We need your help

We need your help

Would you consider passing on your experience and knowledge to our future lighting professionals by volunteering your time as an ILP membership assessor? The role involves the initial review of...

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.