Light is intangible, but probably has the greatest impact on the built environment after the architecture. The wrong lighting can suck the soul out of a space, whereas great lighting is uplifting, warming, striking, practical, or all of the above at different times. There’s no single right way to create the magic: excellent lighting design should work seamlessly with each unique combination of architecture, interior and landscape design.
We don’t have a ‘house style’: our role is to deeply understand what clients and design teams are wanting to achieve – even when it can’t necessarily be articulated – and to introduce ideas and collaborate closely to achieve it. Creativity, technical expertise, innovation, teamwork and meticulous attention to detail are key.
Lighting design needs to be considered early in a project
We prefer to be involved in projects from a very early stage (often pre relevant Planning permissions), and are core members of the team until the very end. We interface and liaise with architects, interior designers, kitchen, bathroom, pool and garden designers, M&E consultants and AV/network consultants. We are as involved in creating bespoke chandeliers as we are in liaising about how a ceiling is constructed to conceal light fittings or blinds. We are an integral, problem solving, proactive resource in a build team.
As independent consultants we work with a wide range of top quality light fitting and lighting controls manufacturers. Our designs are not constrained by only having a limited selection of ‘tools in the toolbox’, and we strive to find the best value (not cheapest) ways to deliver particular concepts. Many light fittings can be customised or, for particularly challenging or special locations, are completely unique designs.
Lighting control is an important consideration in a lighting design
Lighting control systems are often an important contributor to the designs. A lighting control system is not an end in itself but is a fabulous enabler of an interesting and sympathetic design. Great lighting should be easy and intuitive to use as well as providing wider automation benefits. A well designed lighting control system will do this and a great deal more.
Electric blinds, curtains tracks or poles are all part of controlling natural light too. Making the most of daylight should be considered as part of any scheme.
Brilliant Lighting are authorised Lutron Platinum dealers
We design lighting for residential and commercial projects and a wide array of architectural styles
Brilliant Lighting has been delivering inspirational lighting design since 2003. Our work spans residential & commercial lighting, new builds and renovations, lighting for bars, restaurants & hotels, churches, retail and picture lighting. We offer a completely bespoke lighting service for fine art.
Residential Lighting Design
Lighting Listed Buildings
Artwork & Picture Lighting
Pool & Spa Lighting
Bar & Restaurant Lighting
Garden & External Lighting
Kitchen Lighting Design
Lighting High Ceilings
Lighting Low Ceilings