• When not to Strip in an Office

    July 31, 2013
    Lighting for offices is not always the realm of strip lights at regular intervals placed over large open plan ceilings; older buildings with smaller spaces are often used as places of work. Additionally there
  • Warm White the Cold Facts

    July 18, 2013
    This isn’t the first time I have tackled this issue but it is back by popular demand! For many designers – LED lighting is associated with a compromise in the colour of white. It
  • High Ceilings

    June 18, 2013

    When we begin thinking about lighting a space the natural first decision is to decide where to position the fixtures so that the room is illuminated from above. In a way, ceilings are
  • Lighting at a Human Level

    June 10, 2013
    A successful lighting scheme for any interior will have a variety of factors that contribute to it’s appeal. A key one which must be included is creating pockets of light that are at a human
  • Hoods on Fire

    May 16, 2013
    Over the last 3 years we have covered a whole range of topics from the aesthetic to the functional and through to the plain and practical. Fire regulations are an important element of a
  • Video: Restaurant Lighting Review

    April 30, 2013
    Join Andrew Orange as he tours London’s West End – reviewing restaurant lighting. In this ‘fly on the window’ documentary, Andrew highlights some of the key issues that need to be addressed when matching the
  • In the dark about Lumens?

    April 29, 2013
    As a designer maybe it’s not always been your number one priority to know about lumens. The measure of light that is emitted from a fitting. LED technology has again pushed us out
  • Raising The Roof

    April 9, 2013
    The ‘Coffer’ is a stunning feature that introduces a subtle background layer of light. The method is to hide a linear source of light which reveals the reflected cast of light alone; without
  • The Low Down on Dimmers

    March 11, 2013
    Questions about dimming lighting crop up constantly, especially now with LED technology making it harder to dim. We cannot rely upon the old methods, a new trickier dawn has risen over the lighting world. So
  • Lighting Up Christmas

    December 19, 2012
    Lighting Up Christmas
     
    As your oracle in all things lighting I call for a moment of reflection (excuse the Christmas cracker-like pun)! Christmas is a great time to press the pause
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    LED: Create a Winter Wonderland

    October 31, 2012
    It’s that time of year again – when winter strips foliage from the trees and planted borders tuck themselves away from the wind and the cold. For me, it is this season that
  • Lighting a Stairway to Heaven?

    November 3, 2011
    An entrance to a building is a transitional space. It is the place of first impressions and often a vantage point from where you can glimpse connecting rooms and spaces. As the initial statement
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