ELLI has the short-term goal of 'raising-the-bar' of service providers by establishing Standards and defining expectations. This website is a means to measure performance and skills.

ELLI has the long-term goal of identifying and proving the positive human health benefits associated with good lighting design within nature. Awareness is the key to addressing the emotional aspect of light, as well as the experience of feeling it--it's 'affect.'

ELLI is dedicated to:

  • Frank B. Nightingale--original founder and creator of Landscape (Garden) Lighting, as a trade and art-form (1885-1965). www.frankbnightingale.com
  • The future generation of professional landscape lighting designers.
  • The advancement of human health, as associated with Light and Nature.


Photo by Ulf Pedersen, 2018

Donations are just that — what one might offer, as a gift to aid in this effort. I would kindly ask for any support if you find this site 'valuable' in your learning endeavors. This undertaking is at my own expense. Every donation is greatly appreciated and every dollar is applied to the development and maintenance of this domain.

ELLI donors are comprised of anyone who wishes to contribute to this cause--tradespeople, consumers, artists, designers, and business professionals. Donations do help and they allow for faster growth. It is my goal to convert this domain into a non-profit status, where true growth and advancement can occur.

ELLI has no direct relationship with any lighting manufacturer or other business related to this work. It only serves in the best interest of the Art of Lighting Design and the Human Health industry, which benefits from it.

Partnering Sponsors

This level of commitment is Not yet established and will likely take place at the time of conversion over to the Non-Profit status.