Lighting Measurement

LightPlan's expertise in the area of Lighting Measurement is extensive, and covers specific needs such as Lighting Audits, Design Guides, Expert Opinion, and Specialist Testing.

Description & Project References by Genre:-

Lighting Audits
Design Guides
Expert Opinion
Specialist Testing

Lighting Audits

Are you required to regularly audit and keep a performance record of your workplace lighting? Are your lighting levels verified as complying with the appropriate Standards and Codes? And do you have the qualified personnel to verify and sign-off the audit?

We can provide your organisation with a site audit service and condition report in response to:-

  • regular and ongoing OH&S compliance requirements
  • a specific incident
  • complaints relating to visual performance
  • obtrusive light issues
  • lighting maintenance/owning cost issues
  • lamp disposal and environmental matters
  • site-specific lighting conditions

Lighting Audit - Selected References

Pat O¡¯Hara Reserve, Morley, Perth, Australia ¨C 2008

The City of Bayswater required an independent 3rd party lighting audit of their newly commissioned Large Ball Sports Floodlighting project. The City¡¯s consulting engineers BEST Consultants engaged LightPlan to measure light levels and provide a compliance report in accordance with Australian Standards.

Rail Facilities at Boodarie Yard and Bing Siding, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Pt Hedland, Australia - current work in progress

As an initial step towards improving night-time seeing conditions for site personnel, LightPlan has been engaged to carry out a lighting audit of Boodarie Rail Yard & Bing Siding. We are currently developing preliminary designs and budget estimates of required remedial works.

Public Lighting & Security Audit, Shire of Dardanup, Australia ¨C2006/2007

Aligning with the State Crime Prevention Strategy goal to œreduce environmental conditions that facilitate crime, the Shire engaged LightPlan to conduct an audit and report of lighting conditions at selected public open spaces, dual-use paths, and car parks associated with Council-owned buildings in the towns of Eaton, Dardanup and Burekup. The report put forward recommendations on lighting techniques and strategies with a view to reducing anti-social behaviour, including vandalism, occurring in public places at night. In response, the Shire has since selected a number of priority locations and asked LightPlan to document new public lighting to a 50% design stage and put forward capital works estimates for forward planning.


Bing Siding ¨C one design challenge is to ensure each hand-operated brake control (often located between ore cars) is clearly visible at night


Poor coordination of lights & tree locations causes darkness on path


No lighting increases perception of vulnerability & danger


Outdated inefficient streetlights still in use by electric power utility


Adopting CPTED lighting principals will greatly reduce vandalism


Workshops & Immediate Surrounds, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Nelson Point, WA, Australia

A comprehensive appraisal and report of site lighting and ergonomic related conditions within 3 separate loco and vehicle workshops and their associated exterior working areas.

One Steel Administration Office & Warehouse, Spearwood, Australia ¨C 2006

In response to One Steel Piping Systems¡¯ OH&S monitoring, LightPlan carried out a regular measurement, analysis, and condition report of interior office lighting and interior warehouse lighting. Performance of existing lighting will be benchmarked against AS/NZ Standards. Remedial advice was documented, where required.



Reception area, One Steel Piping Systems Industrial warehouse. One Steel Piping Systems


Ore Car Repair Shop, Nelson Point & Boodarie Rail Depot, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Australia 2005

A comprehensive site audit and condition-report of all exterior fixed plant, yard, and railroad lighting associated with two large-scale workshop facilities. The condition reports included an analysis of the measured light levels at night, a comparison with recommended standards and international practice, and recommended remedial steps as required.

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Surrounds of Ore Car Repair Shop + Boodarie Rail Depot


Department of Housing & Works, Western Australia

Contract for provision of lighting consultancy services for building-related maintenance services to DHW, its contracted service arrangers, and government agencies.

SKG Radiology, West Perth, Australia - 2005

An audit of lighting conditions at a specific area within the office facility. LightPlan's report included a diagnosis of the lighting condition and offered general guidance on a procedure to implement remedial work.

Argyle Diamonds Head Office, Perth, Australia

Measurement, assessment and condition reporting of interior lighting at a three-level city office building and a suburban laboratory facility.

Hamersley Iron, Paraburdoo, Australia.

A comprehensive appraisal and report of site lighting and ergonomic related conditions within 23 buildings and associated exterior working areas at an open-cut iron ore mine.


Hamersley Iron, Paraburdoo, Australia


Design Guides

Due to LightPlan's light-technical knowledge and design expertise, we are well placed to offer basic lighting design guides, through to client-specific technical design briefs, project strategies, and special reports.





Design Guides - Selectede References

Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup, Australia - 1994

Engaged to create a lighting design brief, set a critical path, prepare cost estimates, and enable the client to progress with funding applications with a view to creatively interpreting the limestone cave.

Western Power Corporation, Lighting in Switchyards, Perth, Australia - 1994

Design and technical specification for a standard exterior lighting scheme in high voltage switchyards to be adopted throughout the State.

Touring Exhibitions Training Program, Art On The Move, Perth, Australia - Current 2007

After writing four new training modules in 2001, James Wallace of LightPlan was asked to review and revise the syllabus with the purpose of skilling individuals to work as a team to professionally plan, access and present temporary touring exhibitions. The first round of revised course modules are scheduled to be presented in late 2007.

Lighting Handbook - Art on the Move (ISBN 0 646 21796 8)

Co-author of the œExhibition Installation and Lighting Design handbook produced for art curators of temporary exhibition spaces.


Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup, Australia


Western Power Corporation, Lighting in Switchyards, Perth, Australia


Expert Opinions

Clients wishing to engage LightPlan to provide expert opinion, or appear as an expert witness on their behalf, should contact us through their legal council in the first instance.

Expert Opinion - Selected References

Mt Whaleback Minesite, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Newman, Australia

LightPlan is working with our clients on-site Engineering Services to prepare an Information Package for Lighting to Fixed Plant. This will be presented to stakeholder groups with a view to moving forward into the lighting masterplan phase.


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Crusher at ground level


Mt Whaleback ¨C Line 2 Primary
Crusher at conveyor level


East Perth Redevelopment Authority, Perth, Australia - 2007

Design check and review of developers exterior lighting proposals for a new multi-storey residential development in East Perth.

Car Park Lighting Audit and Remedial Layout, Mirrabooka, Australia - 2007

In response to the owners development proposal, Council put forward minimum lighting performance criteria for two existing exterior car parks. On behalf of the owner LightPlan first prepared an inventory of equipment before conducting a night-time audit and verification of existing lighting conditions throughout the car parks. As a result, we then prepared a complying layout plan which focussed on the use of existing infrastructure, so as to keep capital costs to an affordable level.

Duncraig Residence Exterior Garden Lighting C 2007

The home owners had recently made alterations to their outdoor patio area and planned to extend their ideas into the adjacent garden area. After consulting a number of lighting retail outlets with disappointing results, the owners asked LightPlan to provide them with professional guidance. Discussions focussed on establishing a visual hierarchy of brightnesses throughout the garden; judicial use of light and shade; cost-effective ideas for low voltage wiring arrangements, choices of patio lighting arrangements; and most importantly an impression of the resultant lighting effects.

Risk Assessment & Lighting Condition Report, Storage Facility. Welshpool, Western Australia 2006

LightPlan was asked to research the degree of risk associated with the probability of our client's existing industrial lighting system causing the combustion of stored paper and cardboard materials. Our report reviewed similar previous incidents, present lamp/luminaire technology, and offer recommended remedial steps towards risk reduction.

Exhibition Spaces, Old Fremantle Prison, Department of Housing Works, Western Australia - 2006

LightPlan was asked to provide expert opinion on two existing gallery spaces with a view to their suitability for displaying high conservation value exhibits. After a site inspection with the Curator, we submitted a lighting condition report commenting on the suitability of existing electric lighting systems; existing lighting levels; and levels of daylight entering the gallery spaces.

Industrial Relations Commission Offices, 111 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Australia C 2006

Technical compliance review of clients scope of works and equipment proposal to upgrade four floors of commercial office lighting.

Subiaco Redevelopment Authority, Perth, Australia - 2006

Review of applicants exterior lighting proposal for a new commercial office development in Subiaco.

State Govt Insurance Commission, Perth, Australia.

Measurement and report of lighting conditions pertaining to alleged personal injury during a vehicle accident.

Crown Solicitor's Office, Perth, Australia

Public liability claim due to alleged personal injury in a car park.

Shell Company - Service Station, Perth, Australia

Obtrusive light study & expert witness in planning appeal.

Richardson Residence, Dalkeith, Australia

Expert witness before the State Planning Tribunal in relation to spill-light issues


Specialist Testing

Occasionally, we are asked by clients to provide or verify light tests requiring specialist test equipment. This service may be provided on a case-by-case-basis.