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“POWER THROUGH LIGHT: LEDVANCE presents new era of sustainable light at Light + Building 2024”.

From 3-8 March 2024 more than 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting the latest innovations to a worldwide audience at Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main. Visitors to the LEDVANCE booth D10 in Hall 3.0 will discover the full potential of light from classic professional LED solutions to a new photovoltaic range. The new LEDVANCE LOOP product lines will also make their debut and are geared towards creating an effective circular economy to provide sustainable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly LED luminaires and lamps.

LEDVANCE is enabling its customers to achieve significant energy cost savings, and reduce CO2 emissions and waste through sustainable products, solutions and processes, whilst creating better working and living environments.

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Mackwell Solutions is the latest company to join the Mackwell Group

Global manufacturer of emergency lighting technology and systems, Mackwell, has announced the launch of a new business – Mackwell Solutions. 

Mackwell Solutions is an Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider, developed to support businesses throughout the entire process of technical and engineering solutions from design to delivery. 

The new business to join the Mackwell Group will offer full-box build production and engineering-innovative technical solutions for medium-size partners across a range of sectors. This included health and safety-critical industries, those working in test and measurement and lighting controls. 

Mackwell Solutions will offer innovation across the whole process, from technical drawings through to full production. Its technology is UK-made, quality-assured and sustainability-focused, with products starting from a solid grounding of more than 40 years of safety-critical expertise. 

Mackwell Solutions is headed up by co-founder and General Manager Graham Leonard. Graham will be responsible for driving forward this new outsourcing programme; working with existing and new Mackwell customers to offer technical, design, innovation and production services. 

Graham brings a wealth of experience with him into his new role. Having spent 34 years in the electronics sector, Graham has worked across a variety of roles including procurement, supply chain, business development and operational positions. He has operated at a senior level on a global basis, gaining excellent insights into the electronics sectors and areas for development. 

Graham’s relationship-building skills will stand him in good stead to engage with new accounts while staying connected with his widespread network of customers, suppliers and partners. 

Graham said: “Mackwell has been a company I have been aware of throughout my career, so to be taking up an integral role in the new business is a real high point of my working life. 

I’m very much looking forward to utilising Mackwell’s technical expertise and innovative capabilities developed over the past 40 years to drive forward this new offering, reaching out to those customers already working with Mackwell and many others for whom Mackwell Solutions will be the answer to their needs.”

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Pharos joins Q-SYS Technology Partner Program

Specialist lighting controls manufacturer, Pharos Architectural Controls, today announces it has joined the Q-SYS Technology Partner Program. This program enables software and hardware technology partners to create market-ready solutions that integrate seamlessly with Q-SYS, a cloud-manageable audio, video and control Platform.

As part of the programme, key products from the Pharos range have been verified and endorsed by Q-SYS, following plugin integration with a Q-SYS Ready badge.

Pharos Designer and Pharos Expert will integrate with Q-SYS to provide integration with its ‘architainment’ and show control system for advanced installation through Q-SYS and Expert’s DMX control.

Pharos Designer is the company’s original, award-winning range, which now boasts a wide range of controllers to suit any DMX, eDMX and DALI lighting project, as well as comprehensive show control capabilities and free software that enables users to design and build installations as they wish. Pharos Expert enables the ultimate in dynamic architectural lighting with its practical, straightforward control solution, centred around a single, reliable controller.

Bas Hoksbergen, Commercial Director at Pharos, said: “Our inclusion in the Q-SYS Ecosystem is the next stage in the development of our products to ensure customers have the best possible experience in their integration capabilities. We are excited to announce this partnership and look forward to seeing our customers make amazing projects.”

“We are proud to have Pharos join our program and work collaboratively with us on a plugin integration that will enable elevated experiences across our shared customers,” says Geno Zaharie, Principal, Alliances & Ecosystem, Q-SYS.

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Pharos team celebrates key promotion

The team at Pharos Architectural Controls is celebrating the promotion of UK & Ireland’s Regional Sales Manager, Ryan Sainsbury.

Ryan – who has been with Pharos since 2015 – will now take control of key territories in Northern Europe, including Iceland, Scandinavia and the Baltics, while maintaining his role in the UK and Ireland.

The new areas of focus for Ryan will benefit from greater on-the-ground support, with Ryan’s technical expertise put to use across existing and new projects in these regions.

Ryan initially joined the team in a technical role and has contributed to several significant projects for Pharos, including various citywide projects in China and playing a key role in London’s annual New Year’s Eve show. His expertise extends to the application, installation and integration of all Pharos product systems.

On his promotion, Ryan said: “I’m excited to be working with new clients in Northern Europe where I hope I can put my skills to good use and collaborate on new projects together. ”

Simon Hicks, CEO of Pharos Architectural Controls, said: “In our 20th anniversary year, I am extremely happy to see Ryan’s hard work and efforts rewarded and his journey with us continue. This is an exciting time for Pharos and – with Ryan’s expertise and excellent customer support – I am looking forward to seeing him expand our reach into Northern Europe.”

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Firstlite introduces Lumaire range of signage lighting solutions

FirstLite LED Systems Limited, a leading supplier of LED modules to the UK sign market, has introduced the Lumaire range of LED Light Panels – a breakthrough in slimline lighting designed to deliver vibrant, practical displays for interior and exterior spaces. The Lumaire LED Light Panels house high-intensity LEDs with low power consumption in a slimline and lightweight frame, ensuring exceptional light uniformity across the entire panel, regardless of size.

Meg Woodcock, managing director of Firstlite, says, “Lumaire LED Light Panels are a game-changer! They provide a fantastic solution that is ideally suited to many sectors, from retail spaces to offices and architectural installations. The magnetic profile ensures effortless installation, while the slim design and user-friendly print interchangeability provide unmatched adaptability in diverse settings.”

She adds, “At Firstlite, we are committed to illuminating spaces with cutting-edge solutions that seamlessly blend precision, innovation, and sustainability. The Lumaire LED Light Panels epitomise this commitment, offering a transformative lighting experience for interior and exterior environments.”

Each Lumaire panel is entirely bespoke, offering a personalised touch to lighting solutions. The panels feature a 5mm sheet of cast prismatic acrylic with a patented uniform grid pattern and a reflective white film on the reverse side to enhance illumination. With low power consumption, Lumaire panels stand out as an environmentally conscious and cost-effective lighting solution.

The Lumaire LED Light Panels feature a slimline design with a frame thickness of just 15mm, providing a sleek and contemporary aesthetic. These panels can also be curved in single or double-sided options for added design flexibility.

Specifications include a maximum size of 2800mm x 1250mm, ensuring versatility for various applications. The magnetic profile, with a thickness of 19mm, offers easy installation and adaptability to diverse settings. Crafted with precision, the panels feature a sleek 2mm clear acrylic material, providing both durability and a contemporary aesthetic. Additionally, the Lumaire panels offer the convenience of easily interchangeable prints, allowing users to effortlessly update and customise their lighting displays according to changing needs or preferences.

The Lumaire LED Light Panels mark a significant milestone in Firstlite’s commitment to excellence. Meg says, “We believe these panels will redefine how spaces are illuminated, offering not just light but an experience. Firstlite continues to pioneer innovative lighting solutions, and the Lumaire series is a testament to our dedication to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.”

About FirstLite LED Systems Limited:

FirstLite LED Systems Limited is a leading supplier of LED modules to the UK sign market, with over a decade of experience in the industry. Independently owned and committed to innovation, FirstLite is dedicated to providing high-quality LED solutions backed by a focus on customer service, training, and consultancy.


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DALI Lighting Awards 2023 winners unveiled

Piscataway, NJ, USA – January 25, 2024: The winners of the DALI Lighting Awards 2023, organised by the DALI Alliance – the global industry organisation for DALI lighting control – have been announced.

Each of the eight categories recognises the best use of DALI lighting control in projects from around the world, with the winners chosen by a renowned panel of judges including lighting designers, media specialists and global lighting experts.

The full list of winners and further details can be found on the DALI website at

Architectural & Entertainment: Taking the winners’ spot is Tridonic Middle East for the Roxy Cinemas in Dubai, UAE. The intelligent, future-proofed DALI lighting system provided precise control, ease of access and monitoring, with minimal maintenance demands to ensure an uninterrupted movie-going experience.

Healthcare & Education: The winner is zencontrol for its work on The Louisa Martindale Building in Brighton, UK, a new state-of-the-art clinical facility. The DALI-based lighting system comprises over 20,000 assets, and DALI was selected as it fulfilled two essential design briefs, namely access to enhanced diagnostics, and future sustainability.

Industrial: Group Volvo Trucks was named as the winner for the Battery Pack Factory in Gent, Belgium. This project stood out for its use of DALI technologies to improve worker wellbeing, by implementing tunable white lighting across its manufacturing areas.

Infrastructure: Winning the category is Delmatic for its work on Zayed International Airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The project is claimed to be the largest DALI control system in the world, with a single site-wide DALI network that manages and monitors 180,000 DALI lamps, 35,000 DALI emergency lamps and10,000 DALI sensors and switches, all coordinated by 3400 single and multi-universe DALI control modules.

Outdoor:  esave AG wins with its Waterfront Lighting project in Fürth, Germany. This small-scale project leverages DALI features including precise dimming, colour control and scheduling to deliver optimal lighting for human eyes, enhanced safety and insect protection.

Residential: Morlights’ work at the Ko’ula at Ward Village, Honolulu, USA, took the crown in the Residential category. Morlights relied on DALI technology to ensure light levels and colour temperature suit the varied needs of different spaces, creating a human-centric lighting scheme, with cohesion across the entire venue.

Retail & Hospitality: bluebottle was named the winner for the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. This multi-faceted project utilised intelligent DALI technology across each area of the hotel, including guest suites, to create a sophisticated environment, while also emphasizing ease of use and flexibility.

Workspaces: Completing the award-winning line-up is Shanghai LONTRI for the Estée Lauder R&D Center project in Shanghai, China. The 11,500sq.m site was designed according to the LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum standards and utilises DALI in a variety of ways to reduce energy consumption and improve the employee experience.

Paul Drosihn, DALI Alliance General Manager said: “Huge congratulations go to all our winners and highly commended projects that were successful against stiff competition. These projects demonstrate the outstanding results that can be achieved across the globe using DALI in lighting design and control, spanning a breadth of applications and sectors.

“It’s a fantastic testament to how the lighting industry has embraced DALI and is leveraging this technology to gain significant benefits.”

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Announcing Net Zero Lighting Conference

How to sustainably manufacture lighting equipment

Organised by The LIA and Recolight held at 15Hatfields Conference Centre, London, Thursday 2nd May 2024.

The LIA and Recolight are delighted to be collaborating on the Net Zero Lighting Conference 2024, taking place on 2nd May in London. The agenda highlights net zero focused manufacturing practices within the lighting industry which covers: strategy, materials, energy, packaging, and best practice delivered from a variety of key players and experts in the industry.

The day will kick off with a welcome from Ayça Donaghy, CEO of The Lighting Industry Association, followed by an assessment of lessons learned and successes in minimising carbon footprint in their own organisation by Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight.

The conference places emphasis on the practical steps that lighting manufacturers can take to reduce the carbon emissions of all parts of their operations to contribute to the low carbon economy.  The two organisations have come together to organise this conference in recognition of the vital importance of this topic to our industry, drawing upon their combined expertise.

Commenting on the news Ayça Donaghy, The LIA CEO said

“The LIA are pleased to announce our collaboration with Recolight as we collectively drive the industry to achieve Net Zero. The move to a net zero economy is no longer an option, it is an imperative. Specifiers and customers are increasingly demanding substantiated proof of green claims, be they embodied carbon, circular economy capability or wider life cycle assessment. Governments will not be far behind. Manufacturers need clear routes to follow, expert help and cross industry coordination. Now is the time to move from speeches to action, where auditing carbon becomes as second nature and as comparable as our audited financial accounts. What you can measure you can manage. Net zero is our responsibility.”

And Nigel Harvey, Recolight CEO added

“2023 was the hottest year ever recorded – we all know that the climate crisis is the defining issue of our generation.  Every organisation needs to be working towards net zero. But the challenge is significant. Recolight are delighted to team up with the LIA to help our industry get to grips with this vitally important task.”

By joining forces on this issue, the LIA and Recolight will help the members of both organisations and the wider industry as they seek to fully decarbonise.

We invite the lighting manufacturing industry to join us at the Net Zero Lighting Conference 2024 for a day of learning and practical strategies to push the lighting industry towards a sustainable and environmentally conscious future.

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DesignPlusLight Illuminates Decadent VIP Bar at Decorex International Design Fai

Held at London’s Olympia in West Kensington, the leading interior design event, Decorex International Design Fair, featured a VIP after-hours bar at the 2023 exhibition. Award-winning lighting design agency DesignPlusLight designed the lighting for the VIP bar, Decorex Le Boudoir, which was conceived by Brian Woulfe of Designed by Woulfe.

D’corexxx Le Boudoir is a chic and risqué after-hours concept in the bar and lounge space of the event. The challenge of designing the lighting for a trade fair is that this is a temporary structure, and DesignPlusLight had to be mindful of the space, the available electrical power and the logistics of installing and commissioning the lighting over the course of a few days.

The aim was to create the warmth and cosiness of a distinguished nightclub setting, transforming a space within the exhibition into its own distinct bar area. This was achieved by limiting the use of overhead lighting to focus illumination on artwork and key focal pieces. Three key decorative pendants from Cameron Design House anchored the view over the entrance reception, raised stage area and above the bar. DesignPlusLight utilised these key points in the design, fixing the latest track spotlights from Tryka, the ELTR-Z55.

This adjustable zoom track spotlight was an innovative solution for this installation, offering flexibility and adjustability to focus the lighting where it is needed. The spotlights can be located to highlight furniture as it is installed and moved around and to project arcs of light across the back bar wall to enhance the texture of the wall features and to create a sense of movement. The bonus of an adjustable beam angle allows for precision focus and effortless fine-tuning of the lighting.

The front bar features a titillating bas-relief design in plasterwork by Benjamin Raymond. This was lit from the top and bottom with colour-changing LED strip-lights, with a striking red selected to enhance the night-club feel and to compliment the rich burgundy tones of the interiors.

A softer ambience was created through concealed strip-lighting behind the corner banquettes, transforming the decorative wallpaper into a focal feature. Uplights were also concealed behind screens and planting to add a layer of texture and interest in the corners of the room. Linear strip-lights were used to highlight the steps, prominently highlighting the raised dais and drawing the eye to the end of the room. Rechargeable table lamps from J Adams & Co and Collier Webb provide a soft sparkle and warmth on each table for an intimate dining experience.

The lighting was managed by a Lutron control system that allowed the change of lighting scenes at the simple touch of a button. The control system was primarily used to set the initial light levels and present a balanced composition which adapted to the amount of natural daylight that flooded the space.

Sanjit Bahra, Principal and Founder of DesignPlusLight, commented: “The end result was the creation of a space that could sit comfortably in any private member’s club or night club setting and one that we’re incredibly proud to have created for Decorex. As the bar for the leading high-end interior design event, we approached the design of Decorex Le Boudoir

with the enthusiasm and vigour of a permanent bar and nightclub installation. The lighting design perfectly complements the decadent interior design, enhancing the rich burgundies and contrasting textures to bring the senses of the space to life.”

Project Credits:
Client – Decorex International
Interior Design – Designed by Woulfe
Lighting Design – DesignPlusLight
Lighting Suppliers – Tryka LED, Cameron Design House, J. Adams & Co, Collier Webb, House of Hackney
Lighting Controls – IDS Lifestyle Technology (Lutron)

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Iconic Elegance Illuminated: Lighting Design International Unveils Spectacular New Lighting Design at The Dorchester Hotel

Leading lighting design consultants, Lighting Design International (LDI) unveil one of their most recent projects, to overhaul the lighting of the famed hotel, The Dorchester.

Having stood proud on London’s famous Park Lane since 1931, The Dorchester is an iconic hotel ubiquitous with luxury. Having achieved its status as a Grade II listed building in 1981, the architectural grandeur of Sir Robert McAlpine’s ‘perfect hotel’ is world-renowned.

LDI has a long-established history of working with The Dorchester, making them the ideal fit for the most recent lighting overhaul at the famed hotel.

LDI was commissioned to design lighting schemes for renovations to The Promenade, Artist Bar, patisserie and florist shop, as well as external areas including the façade, forecourt, garden and canopy.

The new lighting designs form part of an extensive programme of renovations to the hotel. The aim was to use innovative design techniques, world-class artists and an array of imaginative installations to highlight the magic and majesty of the hotel for many years to come.

The LDI team wanted to deliver a lighting scheme that celebrated the iconic and historic hotel, while concealing as much of the lighting as possible. Their main goal was to reflect The Dorchester’s inimitable vibrant spirit and convivial soul, without disturbing the ornate architecture and heritage features of the Grade II building.

The Promenade is a public area on the ground floor of the hotel where guests have breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner and other refreshments. To ensure a welcoming ambience at all times of the day, LDI has introduced colour-changing lighting into the plaster alcove. This is programmed to be a cool white in the morning and get warmer as the day progresses. By the evening it takes on a gold hue, matching the luxury and exuberant feel of the hotel.

A number of lanterns in the Promenade, which are an original feature, have been restored. New linear lighting along the top of the lanterns has been added, which is completely concealed below. This lighting matches the cove with the colour temperatures synced so they work in harmony together. Linear lighting on the crown of the lantern ensures consistency throughout the ceiling, with no dip in the middle.

Underneath the lanterns sit four miniature downlights, spotlighting the position where the plates sit on the tables below. This is to provide a beautiful ambience with warm white light coming from the decorative element, whilst still achieving the focus from the architectural lighting.

The Promenade features a number of beautiful gold gilded columns – each with four uplights to highlight the gold gilding at the crown, creating a dramatic effect, especially in the evening.

All of the decorative lighting across the Promenade is warm white, 2200K.

The Artist Bar is a focal point as you walk through the Promenade, which is set in the space formerly known as the Crystal Bar prior to the renovation. Here, LDI has used tunable white lighting to enhance the beautiful shades, with the lighting set more towards the blue spectrum.

The bar features a lot of mirrors and crystals, as well as different finishes, setting the space apart from the gold of the Promenade. One of the most challenging details is behind the bar, due to the features made from Lalique crystals. LDI has uplit each feature alongside a mini downlight in front, behind and in between each feature. The downlights in between the crystal features highlight the gold leaf finish of the front face of the counter. The others ensure a 3D effect is achieved while allowing all the beautiful parts of the crystal to be appreciated.

Lalique crystal features heavily in the bar and LDI worked collaboratively with their team to ensure that the fittings were discreet enough to fit into the spaces around their installations – including the precious vase that takes pride of place behind the bar. LDI illuminated this with linear detail up and down the bottle display, the base and downlights within the alcove in which it is housed.

Most of the downlights in the space serve the purpose of illuminating the artwork as well as the carpet. The carpet is a replica of the original that was fitted when the hotel first opened, and is an iconic feature of the Dorchester.

Further discreet lighting has been added by LDI to the signages dotted around; such as the ballroom, restaurant and other areas. This has been fulfilled through subtle linear lighting.

Moving to the lighting in the lobby, two pieces of artwork are showcased in this area – a landscape piece and a piece created from real honeycomb gold. The challenge here was to give the artwork texture. To secure this, LDI used a combination of surface-mounted downlights which help to illuminate the concierge and reception, while ensuring the artwork is highlighted to show the gold to its full potential.

LDI carefully ensured the wood panelling behind the artwork was not illuminated, as, due to the glossy surface, it would have reflected the light and been a distraction.

Mirroring the illumination of the columns in the Promenade, the columns in the lobby are uplit in the same way. Not only does this deliver continuity, but it also adds to the verticality of the space by using uplights at the top.

Across the lobby a number of urns are installed, and these have been illuminated from the front and the back to provide multiple layers of light. Flowers on the console table are lit with a dramatic narrow beam of light, while the golf leaf around the top of the lobby’s coves are illuminated with a mini spotlight to really highlight their detailing.

Another area of the hotel that has been reimagined is the Florist. This is a stunning combination of a patisserie and a flower shop, with a very light and airy feel. A lot of attention has been paid to the champagne display, illuminating each label of the bottles. All of the lighting across the florist is now the same colour temperature as the wider scheme.

Columns within the florist shop counter have been lit to mimic those in the Promenade and lobby, while a combination of decorative lights and miniature downlights to the counter provide the right levels of light for the surfaces.

LDI assisted Martin Brudnizki Design Studio with technical advice for the lighting of the hotel’s Vesper Bar, which is named after James Bond. The bar and counter are lit at the front with a panel and bottle display, which has miniature downlights at the top. The bottles have been illuminated with lightboxes.

The ceiling to the bar is so low that the lighting solutions had to be carefully considered and reviewed. Throughout the space, many decorative features and some iconic pieces of work have been illuminated to draw attention to them. Additional lighting has been integrated behind the curtains, adding to the overall levels of the space. Completing the scheme in the Vesper Bar, minimal lighting has been used to create a more intimate atmosphere in the private enclosure.

Completing the colossal overhaul, the guestrooms corridor lighting has been upgraded to highlight the carpet. The bases of the corridor columns have been uplit, alongside the coffer end domes. These historic domes have been restored and the lighting has been greatly improved.

Arianna Ghezzi, Associate at Lighting Design International, said “With some elements of the building being so historic, we had to be flexible in our approach and adapt the scheme as it progressed. For example, the uplights to the columns were planned to be recessed into the marble floor, but as this is an original feature and was being restored, so we could not carry out this part of the design. A new plan had to be adopted to ensure all of these heritage details were retained.

Execution of the lighting scheme was also completed while the hotel remained open, which meant that the scheduling and levels of disruption while in the construction phase had to be kept to an absolute minimum.

Consideration was also given to enacting a more sustainable approach to the lighting schemes, utilising lighting control – linked to the astronomical clock – to mirror levels of daylight throughout the year, in order to conserve power during the lighter months.

We are so pleased with the result of the lighting schemes delivered throughout The Dorchester as these add to the splendour of the hotel.”

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: Lucent Lighting Illuminate the Temper Bar and Restaurant, Shoreditch

A fantastic addition to the Temper family in Shoreditch joins its counterpart locations in Soho, Covent Garden and the City to expand Chef David Lagonell’s offering. As seen on Celebrity MasterChef UK, this popular establishment is renowned for its open-fire cooking, steaks, tacos, bottomless brunch, Sunday roasts and tequila cocktails.

Nestled in between Old Street and Shoreditch High Street stations, the space is divided into two levels. The ground floor features a cocktail bar with happy hours and DJ sets, the ideal venue for an exclusive party or after-work drinks. The basement is home to the restaurant, with the focal centre point being the theatrical open firepit. Here guests can secure a counter seat, watching the chefs at work preparing and smoking food over the fire. Diners can be truly immersed in the flavourful experience and aromas, whether they are visiting the restaurant for the smokehouse, barbecue bottomless brunch or luxury Sunday roast.

Lighting is a key part of bringing the rich, sleek interiors to life. Lucent Lighting worked with lighting design consultancy Pritchard Themis to provide elegant lighting solutions which were utilised throughout the restaurant and bar areas. The key aim of the lighting design was to illuminate the rustic and moody interiors which feature burnt timber and dark tiles.

Lighting was tasked with bringing to life the dark and heavily textured materials palette whilst remaining subtle and understated providing a backdrop of big features such as the show kitchen and most importantly the food.

Guests can sink themselves into the plush leather seating of the neon-lit booths or take a seat at the brightly lit counter. The deep interiors are subtly spotlit using Lucent’s track-mounted TubeLED Mini LED51 ultra spotlights. The all white 2700k with high 98CRI ultra-LEDs and various beam angles of 12°, 24° and 38° allow for a flexible spotlight which can be set to highlight focal features. The fixture also features an integral driver with a range of dimming options to set the appropriate ambience for intimate dining.

Tables are lit with a combination of custom pendants with 38-degree optics and 12-degree spotlights and the lighting control is CASAMBI throughout. The use of EldoLED and CASAMBI was tested to ensure that there was no flicker and that the restaurant videos taken were clean, this was especially important for social media.

The eye is drawn to the decorative lighting above each table with Lucent’s Custom Cone pendant lighting with integral TubeLED Surface Mini downlights. These pendants were strategically placed in the ceilings to cast a soft ambience downwards, creating an elegant atmosphere for diners to relax and enjoy. The finish used on the pendants was raptor spray that gives a cast iron in appearance finish. Allowing them to be very light, allowing their positioning over tables to create a feeling of intimacy.

In the centre of the restaurant, the focal fire pit is brightly illuminated, providing cool functional lighting for the chefs to work from and showcase a dazzling display of their dynamic skills. The cocktail bar features under-bar lighting to entice people to take a seat, while the dazzling backlight cleverly highlights the rich colour of the liquors and spirits on display atop the shelves.

The real key to the show kitchen is that it uses the same 2700K high CRI as the preparation areas and on the tables ensuring that the presentation of the food is the same from its journey from prep to plate.

The ambience is enhanced with a variety of Lucent luminaires – surface-mounted TubeLED Surface mini tubular downlights, recessed Duo Accent trimmed downlights and recessed Soft70 Accent trimmed downlights. These downlights are enclosed in a minimal trim, matching the sleek aesthetic of the setting by blending seamlessly into the ceiling so that the lighting appears to glow from within.

No additional ambient lighting was used in this project, lighting was designed to specifically task areas, which include tables only and select wall textures to define the space. The only downlights used were in the vicinity of the water closets.

All elements of the lighting were carefully considered to complement the minimal aesthetics and modern functionality of the space while elevating the guest experience by providing a welcoming ambience and cosy dining.

Project credits:
Client: Temper
Lighting Design: Pritchard Themis

Products used:
Custom Cone pendant lights with integral TubeLED Surface Mini downlight
Track Mounted TubeLED Mini LED51 ultra spotlights + Suspended 3CT track
Surface mounted TubeLED Surface Mini tubular LED51 ultra downlights
Recessed Duo Accent trimmed LED51 ultra downlights
Recessed Soft70 Accent trimmed LED51 ultra downlights