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 and carved 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.
Beyond lighting design John has also championed the need for a more sustainable approach to lighting design and manufacture and continues to speak on the topic at industry forums.