Designers at Bangkok’s Thinkk Studio have devised a low tech machine that allow users to spin their own lampshades. Five threads are wound around a preformed foam mould. Pedal power rotates the mould pulling the threads through a glue. The shade is left to dry and the mould removed. Read more…
Do you think brass is making a come back? More designers are using it and it fits well with the current love for all things retro. Australian Paul Best article looks at the trends in the lighting market, including the use of brass, handcrafted designs, use of organic shapes, and LEDs in decorative fittings. Read […]
Researchers at Manchester University expect their graphene based LED light bulb to be on sales for under £15.00 by the end of 2015. They claim that their new product will be cheaper to produce with a longer lamp life and 10% energy saving compared to current alternatives. Is this a game changer?
If you want a fine example of what can be achieved with lighting controls check out the video below. The Western Transit Shed, Kings Cross it is the head office for M & E consultants Hoare Lea. A good example of practicing what you preach. It outlines some of the issues in implementing a lighting […]
Here is a great article on lighting design for restuarant gardens. It appears in Lux magazine. A useful source for all things related to commercial lighting. The concepts could be scaled down for incorporating into your back gardeen or patio area. Enjoy. http://luxreview.com/article/design-clinic-three-ways-to-light-a-restaurant-garden
Here are a couple of preditions for predictions to the colours that may be popular this year. Marsala an earthy red wine colour is the Pantone colour of the year. The name has associations with both wine and spicy Indian food. According to Pantone’s researchers it is going to be seen not only in interiors […]
Came across an interesting pod cast by Russell Foster, Professor of Circadian Neuroscience at Oxford University. He was speaking on the Naked Scientist website about the effects of the LEDs on sleep and alertness. Our brains have receptors called photosensitive ganglion cells which regulate non-visual responses to light by measuring brightness. It has been said […]
Welcome to the Big Lighting Company”s website. The Big Lighting Company supplies Big Lights (for high & wide spaces); and Bathroom Lighting (wet locations). Such areas include hallways, stairwells, and atriums; bars, tables, and reception desks; as well as bathrooms and saunas. Whilst we are setting up our website we are happy to help with […]