Corporate Profile

what are we? 

Established in 2005, LightPlan is an independent consultancy practise delivering a range of professional lighting design services from our office in Perth, Australia.

Lighting is for people; at LightPlan we take a holistic approach to all assignments, whether large or small, interior or exterior. We reinforce the view that light is the 4th dimension in architecture and planning; therefore our designs strive to create a seamless integration between light and the built environment with the aim of creating a feeling of well-being, vibrancy and environmental pleasantness.

As a fee-for-service design consultancy we work with passion and integrity to ensure our clients receive state-of-the-art advice, coupled with innovative practical solutions to their lighting projects. Through a pre-agreed brief and design process we work on our client’s behalf to realise an appropriate and distinctive luminous environment within an agreed budget and project time-lines.

Our ability to conceptualise and implement unique yet practical lighting installations that are able to withstand the rigours of public activity is a skill that has been demonstrated repeatedly.

LightPlan has a reputation as an experienced consultant in the fields of interior and exterior architectural lighting design, lighting strategy, nightscape planning, controlling the obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting, visual ergonomics, lighting assessments and condition reporting. Our expertise draws from a broad project genre including building facades, streetscapes, place-making, heritage and conservation, museum, gallery and exhibitions, landscape, civic, public utility, sports, security, industrial process, mining operations and ephemeral installations.

Each project requires specific resources. Where appropriate, LightPlan will often assemble a team of individuals with disparate talents in the areas of lighting design, interior design, urban planning, engineering, graphics and architectural drafting to fully service the needs of the lighting design project.

LightPlan is co-owned and managed by James Wallace with 40 years experience in the lighting communitiy, establishing his first independent design practise in late 1993.

award-winning project: one of many nightscape scenes at Forrest Place Redevelopment, Perth, Australia: 2014

award-winning project: facade feature lighting at Western Power Murray Street Offices, Perth, Australia: 2018                 

where are we involved?             

interior and exterior architectural heritage
public open space   environmental, obrusive light mitigation industrial and natural resourses  
landscape & hardscape    public art and place-making museum, gallery and display
effects and interpretation   urban nightscape planning    materplanning and strategy


We have associate offices in the cities of Shenzhen and Chongqing from where we collaborate on selected lighting design projects within mainland China.


who do we work with?

LightPlan traditionally works as a project team-member alongside other architectural, design, planning and engineering professions. We also work directly for the corporate community, all tiers of government, arts and exhibition organisations, the mining and natural resources industry,occupational health and safety personnel, and the facilities management sector

how do we work?

We work with passion and integrity to ensure our clients receive state-of-the-art advice, coupled with innovative and practical design solutions. We operate on a fee-for-service basis.

what do we offer?

LightPlan's range of specialty services is divided into two distinct areas:-

1. "Lighting Design" - a full scope of professional lighting design services including site/space assessment; conceptual design; design development; preparation of detailed tender-ready drawings and documentation; tender review assistance; site inspection and direction during construction of the works; attendance at commissioning of the works; review of "as-constructed" drawings; coordination during deflects liabilitiy period; post-occupancy appraisal; issue advice of practical completion and final completion of the works.  

2. "Lighting Assessment" - site audit and condition-reporting of existing interior/exterior lighting conditions; advice in response to OSH lighting-related matters; assistance with lighting-related risk management assessments; obtrusive light compliance (glare, light trespass and/or light polution) to AS/NZS 4282; predictions and design mitiagation for developments in or near evironmentally sensitive sites; verification of code/standards compliance of proposed lighting to commercial interiors, public carparks, mixed developments, industrial sites, outdoor sports facilities and the like.