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SLL publishes first guide on lighting places of worship

In its first guide to cover this sphere, SLL’s ‘Lighting Guide 13 – Places of Worship’ offers help to designers, engineers and students in creating successful lighting schemes for these important buildings.

In preparing the Guide, lead author David Holmes MCIBSE MSLL and lighting applications manager at Hiclare, commented that the success of an installation should be judged not by light meters, but through the eyes of those who perform and participate in the ceremonies therein. 

As places of worship vary considerably both in size and design, this important new reference document stresses the importance of applying the correct source of lighting as it is accurately to achieve a specified luminance, and examines different building layouts.  Associated areas such as offices, vestries, boiler rooms and bell towers are also considered.

To order a copy of the Guide, please go to the CIBSE Knowledge Portal.

The Grand Mosque is one of the  buildings referenced in the newly published Lighting Guide 13 – Places of Worship. The Grand Mosque is one of the buildings referenced in the newly published Lighting Guide 13 – Places of Worship.