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Lighting Research & Technology Journal (LR&T)

Lighting Research & Technology (LR&T) is CIBSE's international 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. 

Please note, that if you are not already logged in to the CIBSE website as a member, you will need to log in when you reach this page to view it and access the LR&T link. 

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

Take a look at some classic papers that have been made open access, via the Sage website or read Dr Christopher (Kit) Cuttle's 2013 paper, A New Direction for General Lighting Practice (Volume 45, Issue 1)

In Volume 54, issue 7 (Nov 2022) of the Journal is a themed issue around the work of Kit Cuttle. Kit has been creating a new approach to interior lighting design and this is his final paper on that topic:

Extending the lighting design objectives procedure for holistic lighting solutions – C Cuttle, 2022 (

There is also an interesting paper from Kit on the nature of lighting standards. This will be of wide interest to the lighting profession

Indoor lighting standards and their role in lighting practice - PR Boyce, HM Brandston, C Cuttle, 2022 (

The 2 papers above have been made publicly available until the end of May 2023:

Access LR&T Journal classic papers via

If you are having difficulty accessing LR&T, please ensure that you are logged out, prior to clicking the link below. You will be taken to a member only access page. If you then log in, via the button in the top right hand corner, you should be able to access the journal. If you continue to have difficulty, please let us know at [email protected] 

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

Subscription Information

For subscribers in the 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.

Email: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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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: £52.00 plus VAT.

Other individuals: £111.00 plus VAT.

Individual single print issue: £18.00 plus VAT.

Institutional, single print issue: £76.00plus VAT.

Institutional backfile purchase, E-Access (Content through 1998)  £1424.00 plus VAT.

E-platform, single-issue 24 hour E-access £431.62

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