Architectural lighting profiles and systems
Offering a welcome change from the dull and dreary recessed flat panels, suspended lighting can dramatically change the look of a workspace. Floating in the space, suspended lighting presents a more creative and flexible approach to lighting in modern offices and architecture.
Using suspended direct/indirect luminaires creates comfortable working conditions as it is much more visually attractive. Being able to dim the lighting or even control the amount of upward and downward light separately is a useful feature which also contributes to the general well-being of the workforce.
A well-lit ceiling improves the look of the workspace immensely. Many of our suspended luminaires are designed to be installed in continuous rows or used to form patterns and shapes such as rectangles and squares. We have designed schemes using suspended lighting for numerous office refurbishments, Cat A fit outs and defurbishments. Whether you are using slimline or chunky sized profiles, suspended lighting can be used as single stand-alone units in a repetitive style creating a bold visual statement. The modern office space at Vintry House in Bristol and the contemporary minimalist open plan workspace at Canterbury Court are just a few examples of bold office lighting schemes we have created using single units.
Suspended lighting lends itself perfectly to bespoke solutions when lighting unusually shaped spaces or listed buildings with ceilings that can not be altered. Accurate lux levels can be achieved to illuminate specific furniture or reception islands by using bespoke rectangular shape profiles. This approach was used for the offices in the listed building at money.co.uk headquarters.
But, suspended lighting does not have to be all linear! Using a combination of circular and linear lighting creates a truly unique design. We designed a one-off lighting scheme in a shape of a sun using a large suspended circular profile as the base with numerous linear profiles of several different lengths as rays. The spectacular sun design is a talking point at the National School of Mathematics and Science.
By suspending the fittings at different lengths or mounting them at an angle you can create a visually striking scheme for open spaces such as atriums or reception areas. The suspended tubular luminaires in the reception of the Chancellor Building at the University of Bath is a great example of this creative approach.
Used in standard finishes, the suspended lighting can blend into architecture, but give it a splash of a colour it will stand out and create striking designs for everyone to talk about.