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Lighting, Research and Technology (LR&T)

Lighting Research & Technology

Lighting Research & Technology (LR&T) is CIBSE's international quarterly journal containing refereed papers on all aspects of lighting research and technology. It is published for CIBSE and The Society of Light and Lighting by Sage Publications Ltd. 

Members of the SLL can access LR&T (and the LR&T Digest Index) for free.

Online access to the LR&T Journal is currently free to all users until the end of January 2017 (when online access will revert back to being free to CIBSE members only).  
Access LR&T online here

2015 Impact Factor: 1.667
2015 Ranking: 42/90 in Optics | 18/61 in Construction & Building Technology
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

To join the Society of Light and Lighting please visit the Membership page.

Subscription Information

For subscribers in UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and, Australasia please contact the SAGE UK office SAGE Publications Ltd, 1, Oliver's Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP.

Subscriptions Department: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7324 8701.


For subscribers in North America and the rest of the world please contact the SAGE USA Office,SAGE Publications Inc, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 USA
Subscriptions Department: Tel: +1 805 499 9774. Email:

For subscribers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, The Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka please contact the SAGE India Office, SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, B-42 Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi -110 017, India
Tel: +91 11 2649 1290. Email:

For an order form click here.

Payment requests from the former publisher, Hodder Arnold, should be dealt with in the usual way.

Past Papers

CIBSE/SLL members and individual subscribers to the journal: £50 plus VAT.

Other individuals: £75 plus VAT.

Institutions £125 plus VAT (the rate for institutions includes a licence to upload the information onto an intranet).

Photocopies of individual papers published before 2000 can be purchased from the Society of Light and Lighting at 20p per page, minimum order £5.00 including post and packing. Please pay with order to keep costs down. Cheques should be made payable to CIBSE. Credit cards can be used. Please email in the first instance to