Lighting Reality, the Birmingham-based developer of real time lighting design software for outdoor and street lighting, has appointed a new research and development manager as the firm gears up for global growth.

The company’s flagship product, Lighting Reality PRO, is the industry leading application used by lighting engineers, manufacturers, local authorities in the UK and increasingly on a global scale.

Debbie Roseburgh has been appointed research and development manager after working with Lighting Reality during the past six years as a freelance consultant. She has a BSc Hon in Physics from the University of Manchester.

She has been involved in software development for more than 30 years, and previously worked with Lighting Reality chief operating officer Tony Cook in a former role.

Chief operating officer Tony Cook said: “We are delighted to welcome Debbie to our team as we gear up for expansion in 2019, both globally and in our product and service lines.”

Founded in 2001, the firm’s Lighting Reality PRO is now used by around 97.5 per cent of British municipalities and the company estimates that around 90 per cent of lighting engineers in the UK own a copy.

Lighting Reality has become the market leading specialist in outdoor and street lighting since 2001 and is now established as the UK’s first choice among lighting manufacturers and local authorities for its dedicated software solutions for lighting engineers.

Innovation is the company’s trademark. Lighting Reality are pioneers of the first real-time luminaire optimiser on the market.

Its flagship product, Lighting Reality PRO, is now available to lighting designers worldwide, and Lighting Reality will soon be announcing its new global strategy based on its core philosophy of “Quick Easy Intuitive” and the first step in its new export programme.