The publication for all lighting professionals.

The Lighting Journal is published ten months of the year, with a bumper issue in the Summer and again at Christmas. The Lighting Journal is distributed to diverse groups of lighting professionals including lighting designers, consultants and engineers.

The Lighting Journal delivers information on all aspects of the lighting profession including technical coverage and development, new products and services, and professional news.

ILP members receive every issue of the Lighting Journal by post and can also access back issues in the library at Regent Place. Contact Us to arrange a visit.

We are constantly looking at ways to improve the Lighting Journal and are collecting regular feedback from our readers. If you would like to be part of our Reader Panel and spare us 5 minutes a month, please click here and we will send you an email each month with a survey link.


If you have a product or service that you need the UK’s key specifiers to read about, then consider advertising within the Lighting Journal.

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ILP members receive every issue of the Lighting Journal by post, can view all issues digitally in the MyILP Portal and can also access back issues in the library at Regent Place.

The Lighting Journal is the professional best practice CPD publication for ILP members and, as such, our door is always open to ideas or suggestions for articles, write-ups of projects or original research or thought leadership.

It’s very straightforward.

Just drop a line with your idea, outline, suggestion or even draft article to journal editor Nic Paton – – for consideration. It can be as informal or as polished as you like!

Lighting Journal operates an editorial committee and articles may be vetted by the committee as part of the consideration process. Lighting Journal also reserves the right to edit or amend content prior to publication but where possible will do so in agreement with the author.

A forward features list providing guidance on general upcoming topics is available from Emma Barrett at

The Lighting Journal is the UK and Ireland’s leading publication on lighting and lighting design. The Lighting Journal is lively, informative and authoritative – as well as occasionally provocative and controversial. ILP members receive the Lighting Journal every month as part of their memberships.

The ILP provides a Lighting Journal subscription service to many libraries, universities, research establishments, Non-Governmental Organisations, local and national governments.

PLEASE NOTE: Subscription year is – January to December

Number of issues – there are 10 publications scheduled for 2024, with July/August and November/December being combined issues.

Price for 2024 – £120.00 for UK delivery address & £165.00 for delivery outside of the UK.

Ways to order – Please email Diane Sterne at

Ways to pay –

      • Bacs – Bank: HSBC, Sort code: 403911, Account no: 41151436
      • Debit/credit card – please call and pay over the phone