Why join us?

The Society’s Magazine ‘Set & Light’. Invitation to regular Society gatherings on a wide range of subjects. The opportunity to visit manufacturers, television production and facility centres. Mailings from specialist manufacturers and supply companies. Optional emails of STLD news and events. Access to online training material. Access to regular online articles.
Members at Arri meeting 2022
Members chatting at Arri Meeting 2022

About the society

  • The Society provides a forum that stimulates a free exchange of ideas in all aspects of the television profession.
  • It promotes discussion on techniques and on the use and design of equipment.
  • The Society aims to help and encourage the training and assistance of students and others wishing to pursue a career in the Television Lighting Industry.
  • Professional meetings are organized throughout the UK and abroad.
  • Technical information together with News of members and their activities, are published in the Society's magazine.
  • The Society has no union affiliations, and is therefore recognized as a valuable platform for open discussion and demonstration by Production, Management and Industry.
  • The Society is financed by member's subscriptions and commercial sponsorship.
  • The Society changed its name to The Society of Television Lighting and Design when it Incorporated the Society of TELEVISION LIGHTING DIRECTORS at its AGM in 2009.
Join us


  • Attend our Member meetings

    Visits throughout the year to productions, studios, manufacturers and suppliers to see the latest from the industry.

  • Receive copies of 'Set & Light' Magazine

    Three issues of our industry magazine posted to your door, for the latest updates from the STLD and the industry.

  • Online resources

    A mixture of online news articles and training material to view on-demand on our website.

  • Exclusive Dell Discount

    Our Members benefit from exclusive discounts from our partnership with Dell. Up to 20% off Dell Laptops, Desktops, Monitors, Enterprise Products, Cameras and Accessories.

  • Support our Industry

    The STLD actively supports students and young people and we support industry relevant charities.