Lines, lines and more lines. One can never tire of the fascination with the lines
SLIM LINES. BOLD LINES. CHUNKY LINES. ONE'S FASCINATION WITH LINES CAN NEVER DIMINISH.
Linear architectural lighting demands creative input from the specifier. A simple arrangement of lines can completely change the atmosphere. Organised and orderly, or scattered and energetic, the continuous lines of light are a huge part of contemporary architecture. Unique abstract designs using linear lighting require a thought and planning. Suspended, surface or wall mounted, recessed or semi-recessed, lines are everywhere. And... they don't always need to be straight!
Bold or subtle, any design is possible using the correct profile, colour temperature and RAL colour. Creative lighting schemes could be achieved using standard size products, but if you wished to put your own mark on the design, bespoke linear schemes are here waiting to be explored.
GUIDE TO LINEAR LIGHTING SOLUTIONS
The idea of continuous linear lighting has been used in architecture since the invention of fluorescent lamps. The development of LED technology and gradual replacement of fluorescent lighting took linear LED lighting schemes to a whole new level, allowing contemporary architects to create seamless and clean continuous lines of light.
Big boned and muscular or lean and slim, or something in-between. Versatile and flexible with a potential for custom shapes, the choice of the linear profile depends on your design brief and how dramatic you would like your scheme to be.
1# SUSPENDED LINEAR LIGHTING
Floating in the space, suspended linear lighting offers a flexible approach to architectural and office lighting. When specified with direct/indirect light distribution, suspended linear LED lighting is a popular choice for LG7 office schemes. Suspended linear profiles can also enhance the raw industrial feel of a commercial space when used with exposed ceilings and services.
Unique angles, intersections and continuous lines can be created to your exact design specification. Suspended at an angle, linear profiles can turn into a bold visual feature. Mix linear profiles of different widths, sizes and colours to energise your design.
For more inspiration how linear pendant lighting could be used in your design scheme, check out the most recent projects:
2# SURFACE LINEAR LIGHTING
Traditionally used as a practical solution for low or vaulted ceilings, surface mounted lighting may have been tarnished with a bit of an utilitarian design label, but thanks to technological and design advancement of surface materials and lighting, unique and inspiring schemes can be created using surface mounted linear lighting or systems. Positioned horizontally, vertically, in a symmetrical pattern or scattered in a random fashion, the choices are almost unlimited.
Designed as a part of joinery detail or a bespoke ceiling acoustic structure, led linear lighting can bring a playful feature into contemporary commercial interiors.
For more inspiration how surface-mounted linear lighting could be used in your design scheme, check out the most recent projects:
3# RECESSED LINEAR LIGHTING
The most demanding but also most rewarding schemes are achieved through a meticulous design and planning process. Recessed LED linear lighting is increasingly finding its place on the specification in workplace. A true part of architecture, trimless linear lighting can create clean invisible lines or shapes of light and blend in seamlessly with the ceiling or wall surfaces, putting the proverbial cherry on top in contemporary architecture.
Practical reasons like the scale of the projects and timeline might steer the projects towards the recessed trim version of a luminaire and this can be used as an opportunity to infuse some colour into a space.
For more inspiration on how recessed linear LED lighting could be used in your design scheme, check out the most recent projects:
4# WALL LINEAR LIGHTING
Linear wall lighting is a practical solution to lighting circulation areas, staircases and commercial spaces with low ceiling height or restricted access. With listed buildings, wall mounted lighting might be the only option of lighting certain spaces. Linear light fixtures are generally easy to install and increasingly becoming a more popular choice for commercial interiors.
With a bit of imagination, wall mounted linear lighting can turn into a feature that can visually enhance architecture. Repetitive pattern and symmetry or irregularity and seemingly scattered lines, the choice is yours. There is a plenty of ways of integrating wall mounted linear lighting into bespoke joinery details.
LINES ARE NOT JUST STRAIGHT ANYMORE! CURVED LINES, ANYONE?
The curved linear profiles are hot on trend and allow you to push design boundaries even further, lending themselves to more daring design schemes. Combined with a linear profile, curved linear profiles add a new dimension to a space. There are no limits to your design! For the latest in lighting trends click here. If you would like to explore curved linear profiles, please contact our project team.
LINEAR LIGHTING DOES NOT JUST MEAN LINES.
The linear profiles in our range can be configured to pretty much any length and shape creating
The easiest way of creating a feature linear chandelier or dynamic space composition using standard or bespoke lengths of linear profiles. Clusters, zig-zags, geometrical compositions. It's the true celebration of geometry.
Using a combination of standard and bespoke luminaires, we can create unique luminaires exactly to your specification. We thrive on exciting challenges like the bespoke sun shaped luminaire we delivered to the National College of Mathematics or the contemporary bespoke feature luminaires for the new Green Retreat showroom.
INDIRECT LINEAR LIGHTING.
For the schemes looking to achieve high visual comfort, linear office lighting with indirect light distribution can be used as general workplace lighting very effectively. It definitely adds a visual interest to the space and it is a great talking point! At the first glance, the indirect suspended profile, ERIE does not look like a luminaire at all. Thanks to its uniquely shaped diffuser, the ERIE is a pioneering lighting system that produces comfortable low glare lighting, specially designed to be used in offices with a restricted ceiling height. The Data Science Hub for ONS in Newport is the largest office space we have worked on to date, using indirect light only.
The 299's profile collection continues to grow and improve, allowing you to create lines of light and truly push your design.
Large contemporary spaces might call for bold muscular lines that guide through space and can be used to accentuate walls, structures, and surfaces. Abstract designs incorporating slimmer lines can create an experience rather than drawing attention to the luminaires.
The character of the line can be further enhanced by the mounting type, diffuser and suspension. Using profiles of different width or trim will determine the final look and feel of your design.