An increasing part of the work the Nick Smith Associates workload is the completion of lighting impact assessments, providing an independent view outside the manufacturer and client base. This work can often form part of an environmental assessment. It may also be to simply corroborate or refute the concern by 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 calculation are carried out to determine the extent of any problems.
The data and extent of any problem can then be understood and recorded on site.
Assessments associated with sports lighting are also undertaken.