Our Upcoming Stand At Light + Building 2018

Thursday, 22 February, 2018

Here is a special preview of our stand at Light + Building 2018. Find us at Hall 4.2 Stand D.04 throughout the show, running from 18th March to 23rd March 2018.

Find out more about what we will be exhibiting here.

Lucent At Light Middle East 2017

Monday, 16 October, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Lucent will be exhibiting at this year’s Light Middle East at hall Sheikh Saeed 3 stand A20 in the Huda Lighting Pavilion.

We will be previewing MicroIn, a new family of miniature InGround and InWall fixtures to compliment many interior and exterior spaces, before its official launch at Light & Building in Frankfurt next year. These niche fixtures are designed to work seamlessly with our existing Micro40 programme of fixtures as well as our comprehensive range of ProSpex Professional Architectural Downlights.

LME is the Middle East’s premier exhibition, conference and awards for lighting design and technology, running between 17 – 19th October 2017.

 

Light Middle East

Sheikh Saeed Halls 1 – 3

Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dubai World Trade Centre  Find out more here.

Micro 40 Has Been Nominated At This Year's Darc Awards

Friday, 21 July, 2017

We are delighted to announce that our miniature downlight range, Micro 40, has been shortlisted in the best architectural lighting products category at this year’s Darc Awards.

Darc Awards 2017

Micro 40 Round Darc Awards 2017

At 40mm, Micro 40 is our smallest downlight to date. There are nine product variations within the range, including square and round, trim or trimless options.

Key features of the range are:

  • It uses the XPG2 LED with a small diameter aperture and deep regressed LED for minimal glare
  • Highly efficient precision optics
  • A choice of four beam angles of 15˚, 20˚,30 and 18x33
  • Colour temperature options of 2700K and 3000K
  • Fully dimmable when used with the appropriate driver
  • Plaster-in kits are available

Our Micro 40 miniature downlight range is the perfect lighting solution for niche interiors. View our Micro 40 range here.

Voting is now open and we would really appreciate your support! 

Vote here for our Micro 40. The awards will be held on the 14th September so make sure to visit back here in September and find out the result.

Light + Building 2016

Tuesday, 22 March, 2016

Light and Building - Messe Frankfurt 13th-18th March

We were in Frankfurt on 13th-18th of March for Light & Building.

It was lovely to see so many of you there and we have received lots of positive feedback from everyone! Our team worked very hard to ensure to anyone who visited us had the best experience, especially at our stand party where our macarons went down particularly well.

Our coloured inserts proved popular, as well as our pink cube chandelier with the Xicato XIM modules inside. You can now find the details on all of the products we had on our take 5 stand here on our website under the New Products 2016 tab. 

We also wanted to share with you just a few of the many photos from Light + Building. To see more have a look on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

Light & Building Exhibition - Messe Frankfurt

Thursday, 11 February, 2016

We are in Frankfurt on the 13th-18th of March for Light & Building 2016.

Inviation On the 13th-18th of March we will be in Messe Frankfurt for Light & Building 2016. After listening to the feedback some of you have kindly given us from previous years we can't wait to show you what we've got up our sleeves. Come and experience our take 5 stand where you will get to see our new product variety’s, new technology, bespoke giveaways and much more. Spend 5 minutes with us away from the crowd, having a drink and looking at our 5 product types. You will also get to see and experience the Bluetooth technology that we will be using at the exhibition, so we hope to see as many of you as possible there this year!

Darc Night 2015

Thursday, 22 October, 2015

You may have heard about the new style of lighting design awards, the 'darc awards' which was brought to life by Mondo*arc Magazine in conjunction with Light Collective this year. Lucent Lighting was proud to be one of the sponsors of the event, which was held on the 24th September, 2015.

Sponsors were paired together in teams (manufacturer with lighting designer) and given the opportunity to create a light installation for the event using their products.

Lucent worked with Michael Grubb Studio (MGS) to create a 12 meter long installation titled 'The Source' for the back wall. 

The concept stemmed from the idea of celebrating ‘more than the downlight’ with particular emphasis placed on integral lighting and a hand-crafted construction process. We CNC a pattern of scaling triangles which were cast out from the circular ‘Source’ in the centre of the installation.

The Source was inspired by the definition of Lucent; glowing with or giving off light ‘the moon was lucent in the background’. We then used Artex to create a landscape texture which was side illuminated by the entire Lucent ProStrip Black range in it’s various formats.

   

We individually addressed the LEDs and created an animation which tied together with a projection. Both teams from Michael Grubb Studio and Lucent worked as one to construct the light installation and wire the 112 triangles back to the DMX drivers.

  

Both teams enjoyed exploring ideas and solutions and were proud to create something new and different and finding a use for Artex was one of our proudest moments at Michael Grubb Studio. 

  

  

  

  

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After a frantic two-day set up, everyone was glad to finally be able to stand back, grab a glass of champagne and enjoy the awards ceremony. 

Well done everyone for your amazing installations!

 

 

 

Lucent would also like to congratulate all the awards winners. This includes our installation team members Michael Grubb Studio for their work on the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin which placed 3rd in the 'Best Interior Lighting Project - High Budget' category. This project uses Lucent's ProSpex Pinhole Edge Accent fixtures with Xicato XSM 1300lm and ELDOLED DMX drivers.

 

 

INSTALLATION CREDITS:

Lighting Design and Concept: Michael Grubb Studio (Michael Grubb, Greta Smetoniute, Stuart Alexander, Matt Waugh, Alberto Romero)

Installation team: Greta Smetoniute, Alberto Romero, Stuart Alexander, James Morris-Jones, Maiken Bryant, Will Durigan, Robbie Ormrod, Marco Tolaini

 

Lucent at Light Middle East, 2015

Monday, 05 October, 2015

Lucent is exhibiting with Huda Lighting at Light Middle East, Dubai...

We are proud to be showcasing three of our products:

    

ProSpex TubeLED Mini

New TubeLED Mini spotlight with a COB single point source and integral driver, eliminating the need for a separate driver housing, resulting in a clean architectural form.

  • LED Spotlights for all types of retail and architectural spaces, track or surface mounted and dimmable for maximum flexibility.
  • Accepts up to 2 media accessories
  • White, silver and matt black as standard
  • Anti-glare black baffle.
  • Cross hair baffle accessory available

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ProSpex Axis

An elegant range of recessed, fully adjustable round aperture gimbal downlights that are the perfect choice for all types of projects from Retail to Hospitality, Residential to Commercial.

  • Available in both trim and trimless versions
  • 2 sizes, Mini and Midi
  • Antiglare snoot as standard
  • Tapered or Long Snoot options
  • Accepts LED, Low Voltage and Metal Halide light sources
  • Multiple trimless installation kits available

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ProStrip Black

A professional specification linear LED product to provide indirect illumination, as well as highlighting architectural details with a continuous and seamless line of light.

  • Available in standard and Super Warm High Output and High Efficiency versions in four colour variants, 2400K, 2700K, 3000K and 4000K.
  • Includes a range of Aluminium extruded profiles in the signature Black finish along with compatible Lens covers in varying beam options.

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Lucent's 25th Anniversary Party

Friday, 10 July, 2015

Lucent Lighting was born in 1990... To celebrate Lucent's first 25 years, we recently held a Neon 90's themed party! Lucent Director, Michael Dunk thanks all our loyal customers and staff and looks back on the last 25 years...

25 years on and Lucent Lighting is now stronger than ever with many loyal friends and customers who we have created some absolutely stunning and prestigious interiors with over the years. 

"I'd like to thank all of our customers here, for helping make Lucent such a successful company but also we would like to thank our loyal staff members, some of whom have been with us since 1990, since we started the company" said director Michael Dunk in his speech at the party. "We'd also like to extend special thanks to Sharon and Martin from Light Collective, for organising this event and our marketing department for working so hard to make sure all of you are here."

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ABOVE: MARTIN LUPTON FROM LIGHT COLLECTIVE WORKING BEHIND THE BAR

 

During his speech, Michael looked back on the year 1990 when Lucent began...

"Now where were we all 25 years ago? Looking around the room, I guess most of you were either not conceived yet, or probably at school. Me, I was a disillusioned managing director of a lighting company, who wanted to start something on my own. 1990 was not a good year to start a business. Inflation was running at 10%, interest rates were 14%, uh… other interesting facts…

  • A gallon of petrol was £1.86, so for those of you who don’t know gallons, that’s about 40p a litre.
  • The recent house price was £73,000
  • The number 1 song this week in the charts was Sacrifice by Elton John.
  • The number 1 film this year was Ghost
  • Margaret Thatcher resigned in 1990… there’s a tear everywhere I suppose…
  • Nelson Mandela was released in March 1990
  • Desert Shields, the first invasion of Iraq was in 1990, and where did that get us now, you know?
  • Channel Tunnel – All the work was met in the middle. They knocked a hole in the wall and shook hands.
  • We had the first in car navigation systems in 1990
  • And mobile phones were a small suitcase you used to carry around on your shoulder."

 

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ABOVE: MICHAEL DUNK MAKING HIS SPEECH

 

Michael's speech really put things into perspective about how times have changed since he began Lucent, but that wasn't the only thing that emphasised the past...

At the event, Lucent staff members decided to identify themselves to guests by wearing a pink Lucent badge (see the image below). This badge has an image of a man on it. How many of you recognise this man? Yes, it is in fact Michael Dunk himself back in 1979, back when he was still new to the lighting industry! 

 

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ABOVE: LUCENT STAFF BADGE

 

Lucent staff are very proud to be a part of such an inspiring company and we all wore these badges to express our unity. Michael also spoke fondly of his staff members, referring back to the recent article in mondo*arc titled "It's a Family Affair". Here is what Michael said:

"Lucent is very much a family affair. Valerie and I are still very involved in the day to day running of the business but we also have our son James who runs business development, and Lucie our daughter heading up export including our North American division but it doesn’t stop there, we like to think our colleagues at Lucent are also family. Jackie, originally started as our nanny for Lucie, but has been with us since the inception of the company and now runs our warehouse." "Marco, was part of the family since growing up. He began straight out of school in our warehouse. He is, and I hope all of you know him, he is our sales director, so if he’s not calling on you, then there’s something wrong. Now Gary, our technical Director – 16 years with the company, I think I’m right in saying, and I think we rescued him from a shed or an attic somewhere in Muswell Hill and it’s only his second job. Now we call Neil, "Boomerang" - Applications Manager, he’s been with us for 14 years, on and off. More off than on, or what would you say Neil?"

 

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ABOVE: NEIL COOK (AKA BOOMERANG)

 

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ABOVE: LUCENT STAFF PHOTO BEFORE THE PARTY 

 

Michael then continued with a slight marketing spin on his speech - it had to happen at some point! He spoke of Lucent's many achievements and again expressed his gratitude towards all of you, our customers and guests (both standing in front of him as well as those of you who couldn't make it to the party).

"I feel very proud of our achievements. How a small company from North London has managed to become the preferred supplier to so many high end retail brands, globally. Brands such as Tiffany, Van Cleef, Dior, Chanel, Burberry, Ralph Lauren and Mulberry, just to name a few. With stores supplied as far afield as the USA, Russia, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Paris, Milan etc. We’ve also supplied many of the newly opened hotels in the last year. In London alone we’ve got the Shangri La, which was designed by Light Directions from Hong Kong, the Mondrian that was designed by Isometrix, Rosewood – Arclite New York, Ham Yard – Lighting Design International, The Beaumont – IlluminationWorks, The Bulgari with Metis Milan and the Marriot County Hall with Electra. We are represented internationally in 43 countries. We have in the past 18 months opened Lucent North America, which is based in New York. None of this could have been achieved without the support of you, our customers and you, our fantastic staff. It’s very exciting stuff and we are looking forward to what the future holds."  

 

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ABOVE: MICHAEL AND VALERIE DUNK 

 

Overall, I think it is fair to say that we all had a great evening and Lucent would like to thank everyone for coming, including our visitors from India, France and the USA who made an extra effort to join us and we hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!

 

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 ABOVE: SNAPS FROM THE PARTY 

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Thanks for all your lovely messages and drawings on the the graffiti wall - we have saved the wall and it will soon be displayed in our showroom! 

 

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ABOVE: THE GRAFFITI WALL

 

Also, one last big thanks to everyone who uploaded their awesome photos of the event on social media and tagged them with the #Lucent25 tag! It was great to see all your creative shots - especially of the UV Slinkys.

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ABOVE: #Lucent25 IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM (Images by DJs Hattydaze, Emily Nicole and Paul Nulty)

 

 

 

Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2014

Thursday, 25 September, 2014

We are very please to announce that two of Lucent Lighting's recent projects; Hutong (The Shard) and One Canada Square (Canary Wharf) were named winners at last night's 2014 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

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Hutong, The Shard by designers Into Lighting and David Yeo features Lucent Lighting's ProSpex Pinhole 90 Downlights.

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One Canada Square (Interior Designer David Collins Studio and Lighting Designer IlluminationWorks) features our ProSpex Square 90.

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