An Increasing part of the Nick Smith Associates workload is carrying out lighting impact assessments, proving an independant view outside the manufacturer, local authority and cleint base.
This work can often forms part of an environmental assessment. It may also be to simply corroborate or refute concerns of local residents, the local planning authority or other concerned parties that the new lighting installation may create “light pollution” and as such affect their current living or working environment.
Desk top studies are normally carried out prior to the site visit. Where necessary, calculations are carried out to determine the likly extent of any problems.
The data and extent of any problem can then be understood and recorded on site using light meters.
The company has acted for local authority planning departments to assess planning applications, for developers wishing to install an installation and for manufacturers supplying the equipment to
Assessments associated with sports lighting are also undertaken.