September 2021

Best Lighting Design Companies

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Lighting design is the discipline of designing lighting systems for the interior and exterior of a building or structure. Light affects the size and mood of space and is essential both to helping occupants see clearly and creating an enjoyable work, leisure, and living environment.

Choosing a lighting design service provider depends largely on the space being serviced. For a large, industrial space, choose a designer that has experience in similar spaces. For a small home or office, choose a lighting designer that has experience working in small quarters.

To help you get started finding and hiring a top lighting design companies, we created a list of some of the best agencies from around the world. Browse work portfolios, reviews, and case studies to research which lighting designer to connect with. After you create a shortlist of your top 5 lighting designer, visit their website and schedule an intro call to learn more.

List of the Top Lighting Design Firms

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Victoria, Canada

    McLaren Lighting is a family-run company that has been in business for over 50 years and continues to offer quality services to clients. The company provides lighting design services.

    As an example of their work, McLaren Lighting designed The Keg, a steakhouse/bar. The work was done with the help of one of their consultants, who is one of Canada’s few certified ALA lighting consultants.

    SERVICES
      The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

      The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

      We had specific design criteria to follow with The Keg’s design mandate but we also were tasked with finding luminaries that fit the owners budget. When we had design requirements that required custom lighting, we...
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    • 2
      MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
      $0+
      EMPLOYEE SIZE:
      2 - 9
      LOCATION:
      Calgary, Canada

      Recognizable brands worldwide have employed U Technology to bring their lighting design needs to the next level. Based in Canada, U Technology was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

      When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, U Technology provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

      SERVICES
        DIRTT Chicago

        DIRTT Chicago

        U Technology provided low voltage LED lights for this dynamic kitchen layout for DIRTT NeoCon in Chicago.
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        NYC DIRTT Experience Center

        NYC DIRTT Experience Center

        U Technology has provided LED lighting to DIRTT for years and has products in all of DIRTTs showrooms in Toronto, Chicago, Phoenix, soon to be in Seattle and now in New York. 
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        Private Residence

        Private Residence

        U Technology provided the UNITI low voltage flex tape light and ARMOR profiles for this kitchen in a private home. The art work is back lit to provide a true WOW factor within the home.
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        Sunterra - Kensington

        Sunterra - Kensington

        U Technology provided the UNITI low voltage flex tape lighting and ARMOR profiles for the lighitng in the Sunterra Market based in Kensington in Calgary, Alberta.
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      • 3
        MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
        $1,000+
        EMPLOYEE SIZE:
        10 - 49
        LOCATION:
        Chengdu, China

        Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Vision Republic to bring their architectural design needs to the next level. Based in China, Vision Republic was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

        When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Vision Republic provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

        SERVICES
          3D Rendering business

          3D Rendering business

          3d rendering(interior & exterior); animation; VR 360 views
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        • 4
          MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
          $5,000+
          EMPLOYEE SIZE:
          10 - 49
          LOCATION:
          Arvada, CO

          Highlands Landscaping and Fencing has provided architectural design solutions for huge names as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Colorado-based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

          When their needed an effective landscaping design for their property, they turned to Highlands Landscaping and Fencing. Highlands Landscaping and Fencing completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and create an all-around stunning visual profile for their business.

          SERVICES
            Highlands Landscaping Management...

            Highlands Landscaping Management...

            Highlands Management team 
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            Highlands Landscaping Recycling

            Highlands Landscaping Recycling

            At Highlands Landscaping we are committed to creating a culture and environment that improves the community through landscape, service, and experience.
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          • 5
            MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
            $1,000+
            EMPLOYEE SIZE:
            2 - 9
            LOCATION:
            Sunrise, FL

            SoFlo Studio offers affordable video production solutions for businesses and companies based in Florida. The studio also specializes in broadcast video, lighting design, and graphic design assistance for small businesses. The team creates videos such as live streams, testimonials, and educational videos.

            In one of their projects, SoFlo Studio produced a video that featured the Flamingo Gardens. This botanical garden was decorated exquisitely for the holidays and the video aimed to capture that and garner attention from the locals. The video caused an influx of visitors after its release.

            SERVICES
            • 50% Video Production
            • 20% Broadcast Video
            • 10% Graphic Design
            Video Projection

            Video Projection

            We delivered a projection mapped show for Flamingo Gardens for the holidays. Doing so brought in an influx of visitors to the botanical garden.  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2471985479681815
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          • 6
            MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
            $100,000+
            EMPLOYEE SIZE:
            10 - 49
            LOCATION:
            Brooklyn, NY

            Volvox Labs is an interactive design and experiential studio that combines the art of design and code in their work. They provide custom software development, architectural design, and video production solutions for clients ranging from small startups to large firms in the fields of arts and entertainment, advertising, and media, among others.

            One of Volvox Labs’ many projects involved working with the Drake Scorpion Tour 2018. Volvox Labs provided interactive stage content during the tour.

            SERVICES
            • 30% Custom Software Development
            • 10% AR/VR Development
            • 10% Artificial Intelligence
            • 30% Other
            Intel Mega Experience - CES 2018

            Intel Mega Experience - CES 2018

            Autonomous Driving and AI Tower Experience for Intel's CES 2018 immersive Mega Experience. Tool of NA Directors Aramique Krauthamer and Jeff Crouse asked VolvoxLabs to provide the technical direction, 360 projection...
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            Drake Scorpion Tour 2018...

            Drake Scorpion Tour 2018...

            Drake Scorpion Tour 2018 Interactive Stage Content
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            IBM Moonwalk

            IBM Moonwalk

            For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, VolvoxLabs [VVOX] collaborated with Ogilvy USA create the IBM Moon Walk experience exhibited at the iconic World Trade Center Transportation hub, the “Oculus”....
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            Substance: A Study of Matter...

            Substance: A Study of Matter...

            Substance: A Study of Matter is inspired by fluid dynamics and emerging systems in nature. VolvoxLabs is a New York based media design studio, lead by creative director Kamil Nawratil.
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          • 7
            MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
            $1,000+
            EMPLOYEE SIZE:
            2 - 9
            LOCATION:
            London, United Kingdom

            LUMA Product Design London is a product design agency based in London that specializes in technical design, hardware prototyping, and 3D printing as well as manufacturing. The company's past clients include Guinness and many more significant brands across multiple markets. What sets them apart is their ability to deliver products that don't just look good, but also deliver on KPIs to help brands drive real growth.

            One of LUMA Product Design London’s most recent successes comes from their work for Mason Cycles, which sought the agency's services to help them improve on specific design elements of their new bike design. LUMA Product Design London delivered a design and prototype for presentation at a tradeshow. 

            SERVICES
            • 80% Product Design
            • 10% Other Design
            FREEFLY VR

            FREEFLY VR

            Proteus VR Labs is proud to announce Freefly FF3 – a hybrid AR and virtual reality headset ready to provide the ultimate window to all variations of immersive technology in a single device. Having enjoyed great success...
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            BASS CLARINET

            BASS CLARINET

            Traditionally bass clarinets are approximately 1.4m long, with holes along most of their length. In order for the holes to be reached, an extensive system of levered keys is required. The client for this project wanted to...
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            MASON CYCLES LUGGAGE MUDGUARD

            MASON CYCLES LUGGAGE MUDGUARD

            LUMA helped the team at Mason Cycles to design and prototype their new ‘Shutter’ mudguard for their range of long-distance off-road bicycles. The mudguard can carry 2Kg of kit, making use of a typically underutilised...
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            GUINNESS RUGBY PR CAMPAIGN

            GUINNESS RUGBY PR CAMPAIGN

            Design, development and production run of 8 units for Guinness” The Guinness ‘Belief Test’ sets true fans apart as it works out whether they believe in their team’s chances. The test will be available for fans to...
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