What is a Lighting Designer?

In theatre and concert terms a Lighting Designer (LD) is somebody who defines the way in which the audience see a live performance. So that may sound a bit odd because surely there are directors and choreographers and so on, but if you think about it, you only see what is lit. The things that you don’t see are not lit — it’s the Lighting Designer that makes the choice between what doesn’t get lit, what does get lit, and how it gets lit.

So whether we’re talking about Shakespeare or Punchdrunk or U2, behind all of those is a creative mind that is helping the audience get the story through revealing with light what they’re seeing, in a particular order in a particular way.


Υπάρχουν, βέβαια, και οι street lighting designers.

Street lighting design is the design of street lighting such that people can safely continue their travels on the road. Street lighting schemes never brings the same appearance of daylight, but provide sufficient light for people to see important objects required for traversing the road.

Διαβάζω ότι η αγία Νίνα ή Νίνω είναι η φωτίστρια της Γεωργίας. Σε αυτή την περίπτωση η αγία έφερε τον χριστιανισμό στη χώρα και θα την πούμε the enlightener of Georgia.