Special Projects
case study

Title: London townhouse
Client: Brilliant Lighting

North Yorkshire based lighting designers, Brilliant Lighting, chose to illuminate interior and exterior doorframes of a London townhouse using colour-changing LED Light Sheet.

‘It’s a very neat and technically clever solution and we, the client and the architect are delighted with the results.’ Iain Shaw, Brilliant Lighting

The renovated townhouse consists of a traditional Georgian build which is linked to a newly built, contemporary mews holding an office, gym and sauna. Traditional décor can be seen throughout the main house, a vast contrast to the strikingly modern mews which features clean, modern design and extensive LED lighting.

The indoor entrance to the mews boasts a doorway created from LED Light Sheet which has been set to a colour-changing RGB setting, this is also matched by the exterior entrance to the mews adding a pop of colour to the street outside. 

Three LED Light Sheet panels were built into the shape of an arch to form simple yet eye-catching doorways for both entrances. Each panel has been set to change colour through a DMX control interface within an Applelec Powerbox that links the LED Light Sheet controls to the Lutron Homeworks system; thus enabling the owners to control the light panels from anywhere in the house. The panels are only 10mm thick with a grid size of 2.8mm enabling bright, consistent illumination.

When discussing the project and the decision to use LED Light Sheet, Iain Shaw states: ‘The priority for the mews house lighting was to complement the very sleek contemporary architecture and interiors. The architect, Graham Anthony, wanted to use a lot of glass, and LED Light Sheet gave us the opportunity to make this not only sleek but stunning and jewel like.’

Complementing the doorways, the lighting scheme throughout the house features colour-changing LEDs heavily. Brilliant Lighting installed colour-changing lights throughout the mews, on the staircase and on the rooftop, ensuring that the contemporary feel runs throughout the building.

Credits: Photography by Simon Warren www.simonwarren.com