Lighting overview guide

Energy efficient lighting advice for your organisation, including guidance on energy-saving LED lighting.

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This 50 page guide sets out to explain the basics of artificial lighting; the equipment, design principles and the effect it has on our work and leisure.


  • Introduction 
  • Importance of light
  • Understanding light
  • Light & colour
  • Daylight
  • Health and well-being
  • Lamps
  • Control gear
  • Luminaires
  • Lighting controls
  • Lighting design
  • Applications
  • Next steps

Published: December 2017 
Publication code:  CTV049v2 

This guide was produced as part of the Green Business Fund programme which ended in 2019.

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