Why Choose Lumination?
We are a specialist lighting retail group with over 20 years in the business. Through our stores we see a huge number of customers, we understand their likes and dislikes, we get to see many projects, we need to respond to trends and fashion. We collate all this experience in order to address your needs for your new project.
In addition to our own extensive and exclusive ranges, we have accounts with all the leading lighting suppliers in the UK and so we are actively ‘in-touch’ with developments in the industry. We pay close attention to the technology developments taking place and select what is right for our customer’s needs. We direct import from the centre of world lighting production in China, to bring our customers exclusive products designed and specified by us to meet our exacting requirements.
Every project is different and every customer is different. We offer versatility to interpret a customer’s requirements and we spend the time to get to know our customer so that we can tune into their particular preferences.
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Our Approach to Design
Ideally we are involved in the project well before first electrical fix so as we can optimise the approach to the lighting and importantly the positioning of lighting.
Working from drawings we will consider for each room 2 or 3 different lighting designs. We will identify the ‘special’ opportunities to make the lighting unique to the room and the property.
We will always look for the features which are going to make the project special and will seek to incorporate these into the design solution.
We will consult with the client to get to know their preferences, their likes and dislikes, to understand what they want from the lighting and to understand how they will use each room.
This will lead to a draft design which we present both in spreadsheet and as an annotated pdf.
Once we are all satisfied with the overall design we will propose the fittings to be incorporated into the project. We prefer for the client to visit our showroom at this stage to fully appreciate the fittings we are discussing and to consider the wealth of options available.
We have seen the results of not having lighting specialists to assist with design:
The electrician or builder who has a mindset resulting in overuse of the down lighter. Used in every room the down lighter fails to respond to the individuality of the room and its use as well as failing aesthetically. The ‘designer’ who fails to appreciate the alternative approaches to lighting and fails to respond to the individuality of the room.
The ‘designer’ who just gets it totally wrong with fittings in the wrong location, inadequate lighting levels etc... The ‘electrician designer’ who has been blinded by technology and over engineers the property into a control nightmare. There are so many aspects to getting a lighting design right and consequently so many ways in which it can go wrong. So don’t take the risk and engage the professionals from the start.
Assignment is to provide lighting design for whole house comprising 2 bed bungalow and extension Site visit to assess property and discuss room by room with client Prepare spreadsheet covering each room and lights proposed together with commentary as regards electric work required switching arrangements etc. Proposal for supply of selected light fittings.
Latest assignment is to design lighting for 2 bedroom penthouse apartment. Client seeking contemporary Scandinavian look with some ‘funky’ pieces. Steps are initial overview shown, followed by 2 hour client consultation to address; Likes and dislikes Design preferences How they will be using each room To gain an understanding of the client Followed by spreadsheet solution for an initial design, based on which there will be several iterations to narrow down to the final solution. Proposal will identify individual fittings and costing Finally a marked up pdf with all fittings and locations identified ready for electrical contractor to cost his works
The starting point for the design service is £150 plus VAT this will include :
• One hour site visit, one hour round trip travel time (from the nearest store).
• Approximately 2 hours of follow up work.
• This will be adequate for a small house or for a main living area with special features to consider. • The customer with receive an annotated drawing, a spreadsheet summarising the lighting for each room and going onto identify the recommended fittings.
• The customer will recover (all or part of ) the design fee through an automatic 10% discount on purchases.
Larger properties will require more time and hence the design fee will increase. For a 5 bedroom detached property covering all rooms and external the fee will be in the region of £300 plus VAT.
Our in house lighting designer always gets great feedback.
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If you have drawings please send them in pdf form so we can assess the scale of your project.
If the property already exists then a few pictures will help us to understand your project.
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Contact us on 01823 618641 or email email@example.com. We will ask you to e-mail your image or drawings and we will agree a cost for the design services.
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We will arrange a meeting either on-site or at our offices to discuss your needs in detail and so we can get an idea on where to start the design process.
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If you provided drawings you will receive annotated drawings presenting the first draft of the lighting plan. This will be followed by discussions and amendments.
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You with receive a spreadsheet summarising the lighting for each room and identifying the recommended fittings. This will be budgeted for the proposed lighting scheme.
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When ready, we will be pleased to supply the lighting and we will ensure you have competitive offers. You will benefit from at least a 10% discount on all your lighting.
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