light collective


light  |līt| 


  • the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible: the light of the sun | the street lamps shed a faint light into the room.
  • a source of illumination, esp. an electric lamp: a light came on in his room.
  • understanding of a problem or mystery; enlightenment: she saw light dawn on the woman's face.
  • the amount or quality of light in a place: the plant requires good light | in some lights she could look beautiful.
  • electromagnetic radiation whose wavelength falls within the range to which the human retina responds.


having a considerable or sufficient amount of natural light; not dark: the bedrooms are light and airy | it was almost light outside.(of a color) pale : her eyes were light blue.

col⋅lec⋅tive |kəˈlektiv|


  • a business, farm, etc., jointly owned and operated by the members of a group.
  • a unit of organization or the organization in a collectivist system.


  • formed by collection.
  • forming a whole; combined: the collective assets.
  • of or characteristic of a group of individuals taken together: the collective ideas.
  • organized according to the principles of collectivism.


#1   Be evangelical about light
#2   Innovate
#3   Inspire
#4   Engage
#5   Educate
#6   Encourage collectivism
#7   Share knowledge
#8   Promote daylight
#9   Live it or leave it
#10 Embrace darkness
#11 Make a dent in the universe
#12 Challenge convention


Inset text:

Always remember your roots. The UK lighting industry is an entangled and complex mesh of entwined practices and people, it's one of the things that makes it great. When we set up Light Collective we realised that we are the bastard love child of Andre Tammes and Miles Pinniger, two of the pioneers of the UK lighting industry, with a good chunk  of foster care from LightMatters and BDP. This spurred us to try and create a map of the UK lighting industry. We know its not totally right, we have probably missed people off (sorry, it only shows people we know and people who've moved from one place to another but it is a work in progress. Go online and sbmit your data for version two.

The Light Collective UK Lighting Designers Family Tree

UK Lighting Designers Family Tree

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