The Grade II listed manor house in the village of Telscombe, East Sussex is owned by English Heritage and was first recorded as early as the 10th century. The manor house is now leased as a private dwelling and has recently undergone a programme of modernisation with lighting design throughout the house by Lighting Force.
Ian Howard of Lighting Force, explains: ‘As with all buildings of this age, the introduction of lighting has to be done in a way which is mindful of how it can be used to enhance existing features. Difficulty working with older wiring systems meant LED Light Sheet, which was created with plug and play connectors, was easily integrated into the island counter top.’
The island features a recycled glass bottle surface, in Arctic White, from Bottle Alley Glass with an IP67 rated LED Light Sheet panel positioned behind the glass to provide even illumination. In addition to lighting the island counter top, LED Light Sheet contributes ambient light to the space, where access for lighting points was limited.
Applelec managing director, Ian Drinkwater, said: ‘Using LED Light Sheet for kitchen splash backs and counter tops is one of the simplest and most effective ways to use the product in interior installations. Illuminating decorative surfaces such as glass, onyx or other types of stone with the light panels really enhances the detail and texture of these materials.’
Other features of Lighting Force’s design included amber halo illumination behind family photographs, custom glass ceiling luminaires to the dining room and suspended glass lamp clusters to the entrance hall.
Credits: Photograph courtesy of Lighting Force.