We can design bespoke light fittings to solve particular lighting problems
and we can arrange for their manufacture
For projects that need something special
There are times when the light fittings that are needed are just not available. We have the expertise and knowledge to design bespoke light fittings for individual projects and arrange for their manufacture.
As part of the restoration of the famous Brighton Belle luxury train, we were commissioned to design and manufacture table lamps for the Pullman dining cars. As well as looking as close to to the genuine article as practicable, all the materials used had to conform to modern UK railway safety regulations, such as smoke-free armoured cabling without internal joints.
When these Art Deco lamps were designed in the 1930s, plastic for the lampshades was a new invention, however they were delicate and prone to damage. Modern polycarbonate (lexan) is much stronger and fire-resistant. The power supply in the carriages is 70 volts, so the lamps have to accommodate the traditional tungsten bulbs.
English Heritage guidelines for All Saints’ Church, Old Glossop (which is listed) severely restricted the lighting options. We designed and manufactured a multi-purpose chandelier which, in the centre, has an uplight to highlight the ceiling and two adjustable halogen spotlights below to highlight the 14 Stations of the Cross paintings around the walls.
Each type of light is on a separate circuit to suit the lighting scheme for the church interior. At the suggestion of the architect, the metalwork for these chandeliers was produced at a local workshop. It was beautifully finished with decorative strips of highly polished brass
LED Picture Lights
To display some treasured paintings, our clients wanted subtle accent lighting that would be easy to adapt if they later moved the pictures around. We designed and made purpose-built pattresses. Each cube has some lateral adjustment so the beam direction can be altered for different sized paintings, and brightness can be adjusted on a step dimmer.
Minicubeus lights mounted on these angled pattresses provide even illumination of the upper half of the wall. In contrast to traditional picture lights, paintings can be arranged and re-arranged in any formation on the wall, so the lighting is future-proof.
What our clients say
“Thank you for taking us through these tricky waters. A brilliant job on the lamps. Having seen the sample of the new ones I was so impressed. They are very good indeed! Your efforts with those lovely lamps are deeply appreciated. The outcome is stunning.”
“It’s been a great experience working with you from start to finish and the end result is fantastic. If ever you need someone to “sing your praises” please do get in touch. I would be only too delighted to share our experiences with them, which have all been so positive.”
“The lights are a huge success and do their job beautifully. We’ve moved the pictures around a couple of times since you were last here and it’s been so easy to manage.”
“The time and trouble you took to listen to everyone was really appreciated. I felt you manged to bring order to chaos! And the solution you came up with was spot on.”
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