22 May The Scottish Companies driving Lighting Solutions forward
Lighting Solutions are becoming more and more important within the lighting industry. In Scotland in particular, the best companies are working extensively with lighting designers to become a one stop lighting company.
Here at Lighting and Interiors Online we think it’s important to showcase these companies and their projects, which are driving Lighting Solutions forward. These are the companies that are producing lighting that is built to last, easily maintained and innovative in their design. It’s their quality and all around approach that makes them our choice for Lighting Solutions in Scotland:
Mike Stoane Lighting have been making lights in Scotland since 1995. They embrace issues such as lockabilty, glare control, ease of maintenance, light quality and consistency. They have worked on a huge number of successful projects since Mike first starting making lights on a lathe in his lock-up in Edinburgh.
- THE WADDEN SEA CENTRE
The Wadden Sea Centre in Ribe, Denmark launched a new exhibition following the journey of 15 million migratory birds and is one of the very first projects using Xicato’s XIM Gen4. Mike Stoane Lighting worked closely with Nikolaj Birkelund (Fortheloveoflight) and Johan Carlsson (JAC studios). They delivered bespoke chrome plated ‘Birdbeamer’ spot lights perched high throughout the museum on a low profile low voltage flexible system.
The BLE lighting control system provides individual light control with deep, smooth dimming that was simple to set up and simple to use. As well as the ease of commissioning it has potential to integrate the museum lighting with the immersive multimedia experience planned for the visitors. Light level adjustments were performed iteratively from within the space, from the point of view of the visitor, in hours rather than days.
- SUNSET WALK, THE CENTRE MKFor this project, Mike Stoane Lighting worked with Lighting Design International. They made almost 1,000 bespoke Rimex Colourtex Mirror Gold hexagons in 3 different forms using >90CRI MSL G3.2 LED strip for Sunset Walk and some atrium lighting in The Centre: MK refurbishment in Milton Keynes.
The project was completed in December 2016 in time for the busy Christmas period for shoppers in Milton Keynes. The bespoke lighting made a huge impact on the impressive final product.
Celebrating their 10th year, Kelvin Lighting have become Scotland’s leading distributor of architectural lighting to the specification market.
- THE BRIDGE
For this extensive project, Kelvin used Intra Issa fixtures, Kalis Line and Xal Vela. Intra Lighting are a global brand for smart lighting solutions. Considering design, performance of products, attention to details and project experience, Intra lighting is able to find out a solution for different project typologies.
The combination of quality of light, efficiency and reliability makes this one of Kelvin Lightings many successful projects.
UFO: UNIVERSAL FIBRE OPTICS
Based in Coldstream in Scotland, UFO are the only manufacturer in the UK that is able to self-produce raw fibre for fibre optic lighting. Established in 1991 they have over 20 years of experience within the industry.
- HOTEL DOMESTIQUE
Hotel Domestique is located in Carolina, and is USA owned and operated by George Hincapie the 17 time retired Tour de France competitor.
UFO was asked to supply the American lighting company with two cracked glass harnesses which measured 14 feet in length and could be suspended from the ceiling. Glass balls which had been hand blown by Studio Bel Vetro were fixed to each of the fibre tails on the harnesses and illuminated in orange to complement the wooden features found within the restaurant.
Their tungsten halogen light sources and colour wheels were also used to power the fibre optic tails and were conveniently located in an area of the restaurant where staff could gain access to carry out maintenance as and when required.
DAVID BROWN DESIGN: QUARTZ LIGHTING
Quartz Lighting design and build chandeliers, working within a niche market, designing contemporary decorative lighting.
- THE CASINO
For this project, David Brown Design was approached by Fisch Design to supply fittings for the exclusive Park Tower Casino in Knightsbridge.
For the 6ft diameter light to sit within a specific location in the entrance atrium, they adopt their vertical suspension system for ease of installation. They installed the pendant with high quality LED.
The clip-on rings are made from clear polycarbonate, stainless steel wire and dressed with Swarovski ‘Elements’ crystal. This highly decorative fitting will sparkle with sunlight and ambient light presenting an impressive array of light and reflection from every angle. With a number of crystal options to choose from, these modular pendants are adaptable and work well within residential, commercial and luxury yacht interiors.
Look out for more on our Lighting Solutions Series across the next month: