Since its inception in 1999, arc has become the leading international magazine in architectural lighting design. Targeted specifically at the lighting specification market, arc offers insightful editorial on architectural, retail and commercial lighting.

We know the specifier community has high standards. That’s why arc features the best photography, the best writers, high quality paper and a large format that shows off its projects in the best possible light. Free of any association or corporate publisher interference, arc is highly respected for its independence and well read within the lighting design profession.

Testimonials

Keith Bradshaw, Director, Speirs Major, UK
“Whenever I visit the architects that we are working with, I invariably see arc on their desks and in their receptions. That’s a true sign that arc is well respected by the architectural community and is being delivered to the top architects in the world.”

Mônica Luz Lobo, IALD, Creative Director, LD Studio, Brazil
“To me it is a happy moment when I receive this BIG and BOLD magazine, filled with inspirations and high quality lighting information.”

Kaoru Mende, Principal, Lighting Planners Associates, Japan
“I can meet many valuable friends and masters through arc. For me it is the forum for professional lighting experts worldwide. Its articles about lighting design will enable our profession to be much bigger and stronger.”

Eleftheria Deko, Founder, Eleftheria Deko and Associates, Greece
arc is more than a magazine for professionals in lighting. It is a community of friends that share their passion in light, a community that inspires, supports and enlightens our field. I am a big fan of arc, I am really proud of being in its archive and I feel so honoured to be recipient of the ultimate [d]arc award this year. It’s a challenge and a promise for continuous evolution and revolution.”

Gerd Pfarré, Principal, pfarré lighting design, Germany
“We like the quality of the featured projects. arc is bright and truly international, issue by issue.”

Brian Stacy, Lighting Principal, Americas Region – Arup, USA
“Around the office arc is a must read by not only Lighting Designers, but other disciplines as well. We love the wide angle view of great projects and technology, with the right mix of material about the personalities in and around the industry.”

Victor Palacio, IALD, Director, Ideas en Luz, Mexico
arc is a way to stay in open connection with the lighting design community; I feel a member of this family and appreciate the warm perspective put in every article. I love the printed edition!”

Liz West, Liz West Studio, UK
arc has been a massive supporter and inspiration for me and my work since I happily discovered it years ago. Through the magazine, events and [d]arc awards, I have met so many wonderful, like-minded creatives and had many fruitful conversations about light and life.”

Michael Grubb, IALD, Creative Director, Michael Grubb Studio, UK
“Every lighting designer should read arc. In fact, anyone associated with light should read it. It is visually stimulating with in-depth articles on design approach and technology. My team are always proud when they see their work published.”

Emma Cronin, Marketing Communications and Events Coordinator, Zumtobel
arc is an industry leading and highly respected magazine within the lighting community. The projects featured are always of the highest standard and we are very proud to be associated with this inspirational magazine!”

Sharon Maghnagi, Director, formalighting, Hong Kong
“The team at arc quite simply go above and beyond. Continually creating new opportunities for enhanced visibility with complimentary additions such as arc TV,  social media channels, video enabled adverts and unparalleled virtual networking platforms. Their international reach, participation in practically EVERY industry event, magazine features and supportive team makes them a force to be reckoned with. I love to see a copy of the latest issue in the offices of lighting designers, knowing that’s where we have been featured.”

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