Solar Glint and Glare

Herrington Consulting are specialist Light consultants. We work on projects ranging from individual private builds and extensions to high rise developments and Motorway Service Areas, working with architects, developers, retailers, and planners. When you need help delivering your project on time with the optimal commercial outcomes, whilst also minimising solar glint and glare impacts, our team of experts is always happy to talk you through and advice on the technical requirements needed for planning.

Solar Glint and Glare Assessments

Why the need to assess?

Solar glare is a phenomenon caused by the concentrated source intensity of light and it can manifest in the built environment when the sun is reflected off building façades. In certain situations the scattering of light inside the eye can become visually disabling resulting in impaired vision. This impairment can present particular hazards to pilots, and drivers of vehicles and trains, and needs to be assessed.

The Solar Glare Assessment quantifies the potential for this disabling glare to present unacceptable risks in the vicinity of a building or infrastructure such as solar panels.

How we work

We promote a commercially balanced, phased approach to all types of lighting assessment with initial scoping assessments which may be used to address planning conditions in low sensitivity locations or to support a planning application, followed by more design / receptor specific assessment and lighting constraint modelling where an issue has been identified requiring a higher level of consideration.

We use numerical modelling techniques to analyse a range of lighting impacts or light pollution. When glint and glare potential requires impact assessment, our team of experts can help ensure your design is right.

What our Clients say

“I have to say it is had been a very smooth process from start to finish.
 I definitely plan to use yourselves again on future projects.”

Private Client