'All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow'

Leo Tolstoy

Lighting Force was founded in 1999 by the late Ian Howard, to bring his unique vision to the lighting design profession. Ian had a belief that beautiful lighting can be achieved through simple means and that there is no more important tool in the designer’s box than light itself.

Establishing his studio in Battle in South-East England, Ian built a team of 'imagineers' to realise his vision. Over the years, an enviable clientele has been established in hospitality, residential, retail, public space and commercial environments at home and abroad and we have developed and impressive portfolio of completed work.

Our designers understand not only how to apply light, but the practical implications of integrating light sources into a building. There is a strong ethos of teamwork, not only in-house, but with other disciplines involved with a project.

Lighting technology is always evolving. We take pride in being ahead of the curve in understanding how new tools enable new solutions to old problems.

Our philosophy: Show the Subject, Hide the Source.

Working Methods

Lighting Force offers a full design service, from concept to delivery. We use Relux and AGI32 lighting design software, AutoCAD, Photoshop and PowerPoint to deliver clear and accurate documentation. As well as our full service, our clients can choose from a menu of specific tasks we can perform as part of the design team, including:

Representing clients at design meetings

Site trials and mock-ups

Planning applications

Detailed 3D modelling of lighting scenes

Video 'walkthrough' of modelled spaces

360° photosphere

Lighting calculation reports

Emergency lighting calculation reports

Lighting layout drawings, including circuit identification

Luminaire and control schedules

Energy payback calculations

Budgeting and procurement

Problem solving, late-stage 'fixing' and value-engineering

Project photography

Preparation of operating and maintenance manuals


Lighting Force Ltd.
1 Tills Courtyard
High Street, Battle TN33 0AE
t: +44 (0) 1424 775459
e: design@lightingforce.co.uk
e: admin@lightingforce.co.uk


'All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow'

Leo Tolstoy