Reasons to Join
You can be part of something important
Lighting designers, consultants, engineers and all professionals working to deliver “excellence in lighting” make up the most influential professional lighting association in the UK and Ireland.
You can help lighting change the world
A registered charity committed to raising awareness about the importance of lighting, the ILP supports lighting for crime prevention, urban beautification, road safety, healthier lives and public benefit.
You can influence government
The ILP is regularly consulted by governments on legislation and regulations. We ensure that proposed measures are both effective and practicable and represent members’ views.
You can support young lighting professionals
The Young Lighting Professionals group is part of the ILP and provides a special focus for those interested in or developing a career in lighting.
You can receive "lighting's best magazine"
The Lighting Journal is the official magazine of the Institution, packed with technical developments, research, case studies, new products and services, news, opinion and debate. Posted to your door and available digitally on our website.
You can learn and develop at relevant events and training
The ILP organises regular educational lighting events, exhibitions, conferences and forums. We focus on making events accessible, relevant and affordable, to provide you with an easy way to learn about the latest in lighting.
You can demonstrate your competence
CDM guidance requires employers to ensure lighting designers are competent. Our Continuous Professional Development programme enables you to acquire, maintain and update skills and demonstrate competence. You can achieve your full potential, reach personal objectives, strengthen professional credibility and accelerate career development.
You can rely on the Institution for professional advice
Our technical study panels 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 Professional Service Managers.
You can gain professional credibility
Only the ILP can grant permission for the post nominal letters AMILP, MILP and FILP to appear after your name. We also provide a registration service for EngTech, IEng and CEng and guide you through the process.
You can network locally and nationally with your peers
The ILP’s branches and national team all run a busy programme of events and communications. Face to face and digitally, you can build a strong network of lighting contacts happy to share knowledge, advice and support.
You can save a lot of money
ILP members receive a 40% discount on most on most of our training, events and publications. It makes great financial sense to join the ILP.
Types of Membership
NEW AFFILIATE MEMBERS
|Jan – Dec 2023||£228|
|Apr – Dec 2023||£171|
|Jul – Dec 2023||£114|
|Mid Sep – Dec 2024||£228|
Fees are payable pro-rata in the first year and include a joining fee.
ILP RENEWAL FEES 2023
ENGC RENEWAL FEES 2023
Rejoining fee – £50
This admin fee applies to former members whose membership has lapsed for more than two years and wish to rejoin.
Students and Apprentices
If you are a Student or an Apprentice you are able to join the ILP free of charge. You should be undertaking some form of lighting education or on an apprenticeship scheme to qualify. To see if you are eligible, please email email@example.com
If you are an existing ILP member and have been made redundant, you can claim free membership for one year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If permission/sponsorship to become a member, retain membership or upgrade membership to a higher level is required, then please download our Fee Payment Request Form and pass on to your line manager.