John qualified as an electrical engineer and illuminating engineer in 1975 and worked for a lighting manufacturer before taking up his career as an independent lighting designer in 1984. He founded Equation Lighting Design in 1986, working on all types of commercial architecture as well as heritage and leisure projects.
In 1998 John left ELD and moved to Dorset and established John Bullock Lighting Design, carving out a new reputation working on residential projects, mainly in the South West.
He has written for the lighting press for many years and plays an active role in producing lighting commentary on his own website and in social media. He is currently Applications Editor of Lux Review, the Uk’s major on-line professional lighting magazine.
Beyond lighting design John also champions the need for a more sustainable approach to lighting design and manufacture and speaks regularly on the topic at industry forums. In 2015 he presented a seminar on lighting design for the RIBA national CPD programme and is continuing his relationship with the RIBA in 2016 with talks to regional groups on Lighting for Health.