Light as Craft


Light Bureau is an award-winning Lighting Design & Consulting studio.
Established in 1999, we specialise in Strategic Light Consulting, Project Design & Delivery and Product Development.

We work worldwide with architectural design partners and clients who value innovative application of lighting techniques & technology, design integrity and a collaborative working style.  Based in London & Oslo and wholly independent, our international team draws from a range of disciplines enabling us to provide a diversity of light related solutions.

Our value lies in our ability to produce User-Centric Designs whilst meeting the manifold needs of all stakeholders.  At the core of our design approach is what we call Resourceful Creativity.  This, in conjunction with execution excellence, is how we produce Light as Craft™.

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Strategic Consulting

Drawing on our extensive knowledge of Light, we enable Organisations & Communities to meet strategic objectives.  Services include Urban Master-Planning, Multi-Site Lighting Strategy Formulation and Brand Identity Underpinning.

Project Design & Delivery

Our scope of expertise ranges from strategic Concept Development through to Detailed Design & Project Delivery. Contexts range from Public Realm to Residential.

Product Development

Working with carefully selected manufacturing partners, we design & develop both Bespoke Project Solutions and Innovative New Products.  We combine insightful knowledge of user and client requirements with an independent take on the value of existing & future technologies.


For more examples of our work, please download our Practice Profile


Light Bureau Limited
7F Hewlett House
Havelock Terrace
London SW8 4AS
United Kingdom
Phone +44 (0) 20 7498 6111
Fax +44 (0) 20 7498 6408

Light Bureau AS
C/o Various Architects
Sommerrogata 17
0255 Oslo
Phone +47 454 78 101


Light Bureau is always interested to hear from exceptional designers looking to join our team. We have a diverse international portfolio and we welcome outstanding individuals at all levels. We have frequent internship opportunities. 

If our work appeals to you and you are ready for a fresh challenge in a stimulating and positive environment, please contact our operations manager at the following address:


Junior Designer and Intern Vacancies


Light Bureau London is looking to expand our fantastic team by adding a Junior Designer and an Intern. If you are creative, resourceful, and passionate about light then you will feel right at home. We know that at the core of our company is the shared belief of ‘Light as Craft’, to us this means that each project is crafted with love and skill, as by a master artisan. We do not mass produce or cookie-cut our designs. We expect you to believe in this idea as strongly as we do.

Your background should be from architecture or other design professions such as product/industrial design or architectural/theatre lighting. For the junior position, previous experience in an independent lighting design studio would be advantageous but is not a requirement. For the internship, we would like to see a good level of CAD skills or Photoshop expertise, lighting experience is not necessary, you should be available between Feb – May.

Essential Skills

  • Competency in AutoCAD
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Hand Sketching
  • Proficiency in Adobe suite particularly Photoshop and In Design
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of Lighting calculation software

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of 3D software Rhino, 3D Studio Max or Grasshopper
  • Experience of working with Revit or other BIM software

In exchange we will offer you an exciting, friendly, and supportive work environment with a focus on growth and development. Our studio works on a broad range of lighting projects which will allow you to gain experience in many areas of lighting design to help you become a well-rounded designer.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. Independent applications only, no agencies please.

Please send a CV and portfolio to

Light Bureau joins Scandinavian powerhouse ÅF Lighting


Effective October 2017, Light Bureau became a part of ÅF Lighting, the highly acclaimed specialist business area of the ÅF Group.

Established by Paul Traynor in 1999, Light Bureau has gained an enviable reputation in the field of architectural lighting design. Almost two decades on, the practice is mature and still keen to develop, so the opportunity to join a global leader felt like a natural progression. ÅF’s motivation is to increase its international portfolio and in this respect, Light Bureau is ideally-placed with roughly half its work being non-domestic and half its work UK based.

Light Bureau was receptive to joining ÅF Lighting, recognising how their own reputation had grown and how well aligned the cultures and objectives of both companies are. Light Bureau’s credo is Light as Craft, which translates into highly individual and meticulously realised projects based on clear strategies. ÅF Lighting define what they do as New Nordic Lighting, embracing natural simplicity, authenticity and practicality, a mature style which the world recognises as distinctly Scandinavian.