51 Buckingham Gate Reception

51 Buckingham Gate Reception

These Reception areas serve the residencies of 51 Buckingham Gate and are a part of Taj Hotel’s – St James Court Hotel.

Collaborating with interior designer Sue Freeman, we provided full consultancy and the majority of the supply including the dimming racks. All circuits were dimmable using  a combination of 1-10V and mains dimmable digital racks designed for todays LED loads. Colour temperature was important to maintain a welcoming feel whatever the time of day.

The solution was found with a product intended for external use, a high pitch LED tape embedded during manufacture into a highly flexible silicone creating an homogenous line of light providing a neon like even glow. Rated at IP66 the system was waterproof. We provided the precise cut lengths to simplify the installation.

The hand dryer trough and ceiling coffer were a 2700K LED using our Osram 24V tape.


Andrew Orange, the owner of Orange Lighting qualified and worked as an interior designer in 1993 before specialising in lighting working on high profile projects based in London. Since starting Orange Lighting Ltd in 2003 he has been sharing his knowledge and unique teaching style mostly to his designer clients, offering practical real life advice born from running a busy consultancy and lighting supply business. Launching in 2020, his blog has evolved into Quick & Easy Lighting, curating some 25 years design experience into making the lighting choice and design process achievable and easy to understand for all.