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Architectural LED lighting

Architectural lighting enhances architecture by defining a building’s design and function. It brings to life the aesthetics and improves the ergonomic aspects of the space. Architectural lighting also addresses the energy efficiencies of the building which is why architectural LED lighting, with its eco-credentials, has become so widely used.
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Linear LED lighting system

A Linear LED lighting system consists of light emitting diodes packaged together in a long, narrow housing to form a light strip. Linear LED lighting is especially useful for lighting a large commercial space, such as an office or commercial space, because it allows you to illuminate a large area with a single extended unit.
With its popularity the design has evolved over the years, gone are the days of your standard long strip of light. Curved linear lighting can create mood and accents of light that transform any style of room or outside space.
LED linear strip lighting can also be recessed to take up less space and create a unique effect. We have a varied range of linear lighting here.

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LED architectural lighting

The versatility of LED architectural lighting design allows for the creation of concepts that transform the user experience of buildings, both internally and externally. LED architectural lighting has many benefits over other types of lighting.

Some of those benefits are:

Environmental impact

LED architectural lighting is energy efficient and significantly reduces a building’s carbon footprint, in some cases by as much as 70%.

Cost and durability

LED lighting lasts much longer than standard lighting and therefore is replaced less often, which makes it a cost-effective investment.

Natural light

Architectural lighting is often designed to replicate natural light indoors. LED lighting achieves this much more effectively than standard lighting.

LED architectural lighting is available in different formats, for example:

– Bulbs

– Linear LED systems

– LED lamps

– Under cabinet lights

– Wall lights

– Low level orientation

– LED backlights

– Gypsum lights

Modern LED lighting for architecture

Modern LED lighting for architecture

Modern LED lighting trends for architecture are heading firmly in the direction of ‘bold’!

Architectural LED chandeliers are a far cry from traditional, extravagant chandeliers. Chic, modern LED chandeliers are more sculptural and industrial. With bold yet simplistic design, architectural LED chandeliers make a design statement in rooms where it is not the primary source of lighting.

Geometric and essential shapes are trending in LED lighting for architecture. Whether recessed or suspended, geometric LED lighting is a stunning talking point for any gathering. They’re versatile too as they don’t look out of place in either traditional or contemporary buildings.

Smart lighting is the trailblazer of modern lighting trends, instigated by the use of LED fixtures. Being able to control lighting from a device gives users complete control over the lighting’s temperature, colour and dim. This can be essential for facilitating certain activities in the room.

Upcycled lighting is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials and raw organic resources into architectural lighting. Recycled wood and metal is being repurposed in designs for architectural LED lighting while LED-powered lamps are being used as homes for mini hanging gardens.

Outdoors LED lights

Exterior lighting can completely transform a residential or commercial environment. Uplights, wall lights, floodlights, and spotlights are just a few examples of outdoor lighting solutions that can be used for both aesthetic and practical purposes.

LED lights are ideal for outdoor use because they consume significantly less energy than incandescent and halogen bulbs and can be left on for extended periods of time without significantly increasing your energy bill. Outdoor lights can also be outfitted with motion sensors or timers if you prefer to use them only at specific times.

Knowing what you want to achieve with your clients’ lighting project can help with outdoor lighting design. Floodlighting can be used to illuminate signage, identify pathways, and create a safe environment.

Outdoor lighting is also useful for highlighting a specific area, such as an important detail on the exterior of a building. Guide lights and landscape accent lighting is perfect for this.

LED lighting project: Holloways of Ludlow

Detail Lighting recently undertook a project for Kitchens by Holloways in Ludlow which required zoned lighting to illuminate specific areas of the showroom, and different lighting scenes for morning and evening to allow the client to present the showroom effectively at all times.

We installed the Cortes 48v system which is a low voltage track system: the slimmest linear system on the market, with digital smart dimming controls.

LED lighting project- Holloways of Ludlow

To create the illusion of height in the area, hidden linear lighting was installed. We used the Volans trimless LED linear lighting and Volans tunable white linear LED lighting which is ideal for long runs, fully dimmable and matched with many profiles.

Casambi wireless, Bluetooth lighting controls provided a single point for adjusting and dimming each of the 19 circuits rather than using numerous dimmers.

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