LD64 LED accent lights
The small hooded accent lights on the stone and marble staircase are the versatile LD64 accent light, suitable for internal and external use.
This new build contemporary space was designed to be open plan, light and airy, a warm family home, a party venue, and a series of intimate spaces linked by distant focal points. A potentially conflicting set of requirements, but all possible with careful planning and an imaginative lighting design.
This project earned Brilliant Lighting a nomination as Finalists in the Lighting Design Awards 2011 Residential Lighting category.
Zoning is important in a ground floor is effectively one huge open plan space. The kitchen, dining area and family area required three separate but sympathetic lighting treatments.
The streamlined kitchen sees constant use. We needed to develop a highly functional scheme with a contemporary sleek feel. The naturally light dining area presented a challenge of very few fixing points. Brilliant Lighting developed a custom mounting for the discreet table lighting.
In the evening or in party mood, the dining room lighting provides a wonderful backdrop. Floor recessed colour changing LED sets the scene here in a soft pink.
“Lutron is an absolute must. It’s easy to work with – it is like painting with light giving a third dimension and enhancing all the features we worked hard to create. I am delighted with the results.”
The staircase rising from the heart of the ground floor provides a stunning focal point besides the more formal lounge. It called out to be lit but represented a real challenge. It was fabricated out of concrete prior to us starting on the project, and with marble cladding and a glass handrail it provided no obvious fixing points for the lighting.
We used small hooded LED accent lights to provide a wonderful sculptural wash across each tread rising up to the first floor. The building team core-drilled the concrete for mounting and wiring access. A solitary uplight accentruates the sinuous curves. The result is discreet, elegant and striking.
Staircase lighting can be dramatic, subtle, functional or all of these. Stairs are often a key focal point in a house and lighting staircases can accentuate this.