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Exterior Church Lighting

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling & Ayrshire

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Scotland’s Specialists In Exterior Church Lighting

The architectural lighting of the church exterior is extremely important. Its main purpose is usually to enhance the visual status of the church in the local community. However, good exterior lighting is also important to enable safe access to the church and deter vandalism.

Keep reading to see how we can help with exterior church lighting design & maintenance in Glasgow, Edinburgh & across Scotland.

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Our Approach

Within the team, we have over 75 years of experience in lighting the exterior of churches. This means we understand that the considerations for lighting the exterior of a church are very different to those of lighting the interior. This is why we always begin by gathering a full understanding of your church members and users of your place of worship needs and those of your building.

This includes evaluating how the church is used at different times of the day, week & over a calendar year. Working with the key stakeholders, we will identify the most important features of the external building. We will also assess the entrance & exit routes of the church and egress routes along with any points of vulnerability in the building. 

Free Survey & Design

Once we have a complete understanding of the church & what needs to be achieved, we will design a lighting plan. All designs will comply with BS 7671 & adhere to local planning & building regulations. The survey & design are free of charge.

We  also understand that all lighting work needs to comply with CARTA & Archdiocese regulations, and are used to working with committees. Finally, we are conscious that any work needs to be completed in a way that minimises disruption to the local community & the daily running of the church.

Click here for more info on how we can help with exterior church lighting.

The majority of our church lighting work is across Glasgow, Ayrshire, Edinburgh & Stirling, but we also work in churches across the Highlands & Islands & in England.

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Total Lighting Solutions

All Aspects Of Exterior Church Lighting

Church Illumination

In some locations, it is important to illuminate the whole of the church building. Rather than picking out lots of architectural features, the main aim is to ensure that the local community can see the church & recognise that it is playing an active role in the community

If you’re exploring the idea of improving the lighting for your church, please get in touch. 

Lighting Church Features & Creating Character

Rather than illuminating a church in its entirety, using LED floodlights to showcase the church’s character or pick out key features can create a stunning effect. This could include illuminating doorways, arches, towers, spires, stained glass windows or other significant features of interest

Church Car Park Lighting

We are experts in car park lighting for churches. The right lighting is important to ensure a congregation & visitors have enough light to park safely & also to walk from the car park to the church. Ensuring adequate illumination for people arriving by foot is equally important.

With our experience, we can give great advice on how to illuminate car parks & paths efficiently & ensuring this is sympathetic to the needs of a church’s neighbours.

Church Security Lighting

Effective security lighting is also a great way of reducing the likelihood of criminal activity taking place in a car park or church. We can help design systems to efficiently illuminate the vulnerable areas of a church.


Church Emergency Lighting

All churches need to have emergency lighting in place. We can help churches in Glasgow & across Scotland with the design & installation of emergency lighting systems. While this starts off as internal lighting, it’s vital to ensure the exit point is adequately illuminated.

Assuming your church already has a system in place, we can also help ensure it meets your legal requirements, by carrying out emergency lighting testing & maintenance.  Just give us a call to see how we could help.

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Locations Covered

Church Exterior Lighting:
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayrshire & Stirling

When it comes to working with the lighting in churches, we cover all over Scotland. Across the central belt, we’re frequently working in:

  • Glasgow City Centre, West End & South Side
  • Clydebank, Helensburgh & Dumbarton
  • Paisley & East Renfrewshire
  • East Kilbride, Hamilton, Motherwell, Bellshill, Airdrie & Coatbridge
  • Cumbernauld, Falkirk & Stirling
  • Edinburgh, Leith, Musselburgh
  • East Lothian
  • Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg & Penicuik
  • Bathgate & Livingston
  • West Lothian
  • Ayr, Kilmarnock, Irvine, Prestwick & Largs
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0141 357 3557


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Glasgow, G11 7RA

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