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What criteria should be considered when choosing a lighting designer?

Before contracting for a selected lighting project, you'll want to ensure that a lighting designer can provide an integrated, holistic solution that considers functional, aesthetic and energy-efficiency aspects of lighting design. To check that the lighting professional is sufficiently qualified and experienced:

  • Verify their membership status in the Society of Light and Lighting (MSLL), or other industry associations
  • Ensure that they hold an SLL lighting diploma or equivalent
  • Review their portfolios and testimonials from past contracts
  • Look for a designer that can demonstrate a diversity of completed projects
  • Enquire how they keep up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies