Nick Smith Associates Ltd Lighting by Design
Nick Smith Associates LtdLighting by Design

Who are we

Nick Smith Associates are specialist exterior lighting consultants set up by its founder Nick Smith in July 2004. The company is based in Chesterfield but operates all over the UK. Nick Smith Associates principally carries out street lighting design, highway lighting design, sports floodlighting for clients who require who require a lighting designer or lighting consultants to deal with the lighting requirements associated with their project, be it to either private, secured by design, BS5489 or to adoptable section 38 lighting design standards. Nick Smith Associates has good working relations with many Local Authorities within the UK. We continue to provide lighting impact assessments to form part of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) or as a separate lighting impact assessment for new and existing installations, looking at how the lighting and lighting design impact on the surroundings. We do work for Local Authorities, Developers, Consultants, Highways Consultants, Architectural practices and Manufacturers who require the expertise offered by a Exterior Lighting Consultant. We use the latest computer design techniques offered within AutoCAD 2019, Keylights, AGI32, Autolux and Lighting Reality to prepare our designs with three-dimensional masking being applied to show the actual effect buildings will have on the distribution of modern exterior lighting equipment. 

Lighting Design

Our Lighting consultants and Lighting Engineers who have been involved in the lighting industry preparing street lighting design and road lighting design for over 25 years and have experience in most disciplines within the lighting industry within the UK.

At Nick Smith Associates we offer the complete lighting design solution. 


Nick Smith Associates can now provide CPD accredited training courses. We offer training courses in all forms of lighting design and theory but specifically covering exterior lighting design. We also tailor training courses to the client’s specific needs. For more information please contact Nick Smith.  

From March 2020 we are offering an online Lighting Reality course more details at

e:   T:01246 229444

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