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Lighting Research & Technology Journal

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. 

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

Pockets of Light 2015 in association with Oxford Curiosity Carnival - Bodleian Library. Winning design by Owen, North Kidlington Primary School. Photo: Dan Paton

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)

Access LR&T Journal classic papers via

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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.

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