Lighting Design Service
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Why Choose Lumination?
Lighting design is not only about the location, intensity and control it is about the aesthetics and the ambience created. Lumination is uniquely qualified to be your lighting designers
We are a specialist lighting retail group with over 20 years in the business. Through our stores we see a huge number of customers, we understand their likes and dislikes, we get to see many projects, we need to respond to trends and fashion. We collate all this experience in order to address your needs for your new project.
In addition to our own extensive and exclusive ranges, we have accounts with all the leading lighting suppliers in the UK and so we are actively ‘in-touch’ with developments in the industry. We pay close attention to the technology developments taking place and select what is right for our customer’s needs. We direct import from the centre of world lighting production in China, to bring our customers exclusive products designed and specified by us to meet our exacting requirements.
Every project is different and every customer is different. We offer versatility to interpret a customer’s requirements and we spend the time to get to know our customer so that we can tune into their particular preferences.
Our Approach to Design
Throughout the project we are actively considering the eventual fittings we will be proposing. Design is not just a technical process it is about aesthetics, mood and individuality.
Ideally we are involved in the project well before first electrical fix so as we can optimise the approach to the lighting and importantly the positioning of lighting.
Working from drawings we will consider for each room 2 or 3 different lighting designs. We will identify the ‘special’ opportunities to make the lighting unique to the room and the property.
We will always look for the features which are going to make the project special and will seek to incorporate these into the design solution.
We will consult with the client to get to know their preferences, their likes and dislikes, to understand what they want from the lighting and to understand how they will use each room.
This will lead to a draft design which we present both in spreadsheet and as an annotated pdf.
Once we are all satisfied with the overall design we will propose the fittings to be incorporated into the project. We prefer for the client to visit our showroom at this stage to fully appreciate the fittings we are discussing and to consider the wealth of options available.
Its never too early to start thinking about home lighting design for your new build or extension. Provided you have architect drawings we are able to work off- plan and this gives us both plenty of time to consider the wealth of lighting options that will be available to your property. Working in advance of construction will also help you to consider in more detail the many aspects you will need to specify when the time comes. Aspect like light switching, power points, lighting control and many more matters will be considered.
With an existing property the site visit is of course all important as we need to understand what you have, what you would like to achieve and what constraints there may be. During the visit we will develop one or more lighting plans which are tailored to your needs and the practicalities of your property before or after the renovation has commenced. We will consider style, materials, fixed locations and flexibility to come up with the best lighting system to meet your needs in terms of price, style and brightness.
Effective lighting of the garden will bring it alive at night and thereby extend your enjoyment of this important part of your home. Whether you are lighting for effect or lighting for use or indeed both we will provide you with lighting schemes which will realise your desires and brighten up your garden. If you are fortunate to have trees and significant features in your grounds then careful selection of lighting will make a tremendous impact and produce a more postive and dynamic landscape for your enjoyment.
Whether you are considering lighting for a care home, a hair salon, a nail bar, a jewelers, a restaurant, a hotel or an office then we can help. From simple lighting of corridors, to presentation of a reception area, to creating high impact features for a ball room, we have the experience to guide you through this important aspect of your business. LED lighting is becoming the next big thing in lighting; LED is cost effective and brighter than current bulbs on the market. We currently offer a designer LED lighting overhaul.
There are ordinarily several options as to how to light a room and the final arrangement will need to take into account the function of the room, how it is used and good quality light where the preparation is being done and ambient light giving the desired effect for the room. Your home should reflect on you, the home owner; we take great care in achieving this for you. The aim of our residence lighting design is to provide a plan and a solution on bringing out the current design, providing warmth and elegance.
Public or private; everyplace has a outside. External lighting isn't confined to just having a garden, exterior is all aspects of outside. The most common question we get is what can you achieve with our exterior, well wall lights, water features (including underwater), pavement lighting and tree lights to name a few. Every aspect of external lighting needs close consideration to bring out the most of the features and ensure a balance across the whole. How will the space be used What are the primary features Customer likes and dislikes.
Getting the lighting design right will bring out the best in the property as night time falls. Good design will ensure customer satisfaction. Get it wrong and it will be the source of constant irritation for the customer.
We have seen the results of not having lighting specialists to assist with design:
The electrician or builder who has a mindset resulting in overuse of the down lighter. Used in every room the down lighter fails to respond to the individuality of the room and its use as well as failing aesthetically. The ‘designer’ who fails to appreciate the alternative approaches to lighting and fails to respond to the individuality of the room.
The ‘designer’ who just gets it totally wrong with fittings in the wrong location, inadequate lighting levels etc... The ‘electrician designer’ who has been blinded by technology and over engineers the property into a control nightmare. There are so many aspects to getting a lighting design right and consequently so many ways in which it can go wrong. So don’t take the risk and engage the professionals from the start.
There are a vast number of design options and solution. Our job is to understand your needs sufficiently so we can guide you through the options with a modest cost for the service.
The starting point for the design service is £150 plus VAT this will include :
- One hour site visit, one hour round trip travel time (from the nearest store).
- Approximately 2 hours of follow up work.
- This will be adequate for a small house or for a main living area with special features to consider. • The customer with receive an annotated drawing, a spreadsheet summarising the lighting for each room and going onto identify the recommended fittings.
- The customer will recover (all or part of ) the design fee through an automatic 10% discount on purchases.
Larger properties will require more time and hence the design fee will increase. For a 5 bedroom detached property covering all rooms and external the fee will be in the region of £400 plus VAT.
Our in house lighting designer always gets great feedback.
If you have drawings please send them in PDF format so we can assess the scale of your project. If the property already exists then a few pictures will help us to understand your project.
We will arrange a meeting either on-site or at our offices to discuss your needs in detail and so we can get an idea on where to start the design process.
If you provided drawings you will receive annotated drawings presenting the first draft of the lighting plan. This will be followed by discussions and amendments.
You with receive a spreadsheet summarising the lighting for each room and identifying the recommended fittings. This will be budgeted for the proposed lighting scheme.
When ready, we will be pleased to supply the lighting and we will ensure you have competitive offers. You will benefit from at least a 10% discount on all your lighting.