UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Prof Peter Raynham

Prof Peter Raynham

Professor of the Lit Environment

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Jul 1996

Research summary

Peter is interested in the whole area of lighting, ranging from visual science through lamp physics, photometry though to appearance of lit spaces. He has been active in research in the areas of street lighting, lighting in schools and the modelling of both daylight and electric light.

Teaching summary

Peter  currently is module leader for two of the modules in the Light and Lighting MSc


University College London
MSc, | 1991
University of Sussex
BSc Hons, Physics | 1976
University College London
CLTHE_1, Academic studies in Higher Education | 02-04
University College London
CLTHE_2, Academic studies in Higher Education | 02-04


After  a 20 year career in the lighting industry Peter jointed the Bartlett in 1996.  His industrial career included working on lamp and luminaire development before progressing to lighting application.  His initial role at the Bartlett was as a Research Fellow and working on a number of projects involving the areas of lighting simulation and lighting for the public realm.  He later progressed to the role of lecturer and then senior lecturer where supervised a number of research projects and took on additional teaching duties.  Peter became Professor of the Lit  Environment in 2018.  Peter is active in a number of lighting societies, he is a membership assessor for the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP), he was a Director of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and was President of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL). He is a fellow of  both the SLL and the ILP.

Peter is also active it the area of Lighting Standards, he chairs the British Standards committee on Light and Lighting and represents the UK on a number of international standards bodies.