• LED: Bringing Outside Colour Inside

    October 30, 2015
    Would you agree that most interiors are inspired by the great outdoors? Perhaps highly functional environments are artificial. However indoor spaces that require ambience are mostly influenced by natural colours whether they are woven into
  • The LED Colour Blind Spot

    October 1, 2015
    Since the 1930’s the colour rendering Index or CRI has been our measure of accurate colour under artificial light. The familiar chart with a range of colour swatches has been our yardstick to judge the
  • Interior 2700K niche light

    Lighting: Finding Your Niche

    September 11, 2015
    Alcoves and niches are great ways to add focal points to a room – especially if you are presented with a large plain wall. They can be used simply to draw the eye through a
  • Lighting: Finding the WOW factor

    September 1, 2015
    There is a time for decorative lighting. Essentially it answers a need that cannot expressed with concealed and architectural lights alone. Sometimes you need to make a statement in a space – focus the eye
  • Is Lighting the Most Important Building Material?

    August 13, 2015
    It’s not strange that we take the warmest and also the lightest part of the year for our annual break. I certainly recharged my creative battery recently on a trip to Spain with my family;
  • VIDEO: 5 Tips on External Lighting

    July 22, 2015
    In this short video Andrew delivers 5 tips to consider when choosing lighting for the exterior of a building.     1. Planning the lighting – try to frame the building with wall washing to enliven the
  • The Future of Lighting: Levitating Lights

    July 14, 2015
    Wireless power is a concept which seems strangely familiar to someone who grew up with Star Trek and Star Wars. In fact, as an idea it has been around for over one hundred years; both
  • The Future of Lighting: Filament and Chips

    June 25, 2015
    Sometimes lighting technology can pose an aesthetic challenge. It is almost as if the boffins in white coats don’t pay attention to us designer lovies in their daily quest to roll back science. For instance,
  • A Lighting Scheme Exposed

    June 9, 2015
    The ‘nuts and bolts’ look of a high-tech age emerged in the 1970s. Epitomised by the Pompidou Centre in Paris and later the Lloyds Building in London both by Richard Rogers, they broke the mould
  • Seven Tips on Improved Office Lighting

    June 9, 2015
    The new era of LED lighting has over-turned existing thinking on the lighting of workplaces. Most commercial organisations are keen to benefit from the very real cost savings offered by the new technology and many
  • Recent Media Features

    May 28, 2015
    A1 Lighting and Electrical Times May Articles Feature in June’s Edition of Electrical Times Magazine!    
  • Lighting from Behind

    May 22, 2015
    This week I thought I would celebrate the resurrection of an established creative lighting technique. Yet again LED is behind the resurgence of back-lit panels as a light source and there are growing numbers of
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