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Project Spotlight – Woolpack House, Stockport

 

Woolpack House, Stockport

Originally a public house built in the early 1800s, Woolpack House is now a dynamic co-working space for local professionals. 

Our aim with the project was to create a lighting scheme that reflected the history of the building, while also creating a modern and contemporary workspace. Our commercial lighting designer used traditional office lighting techniques to ensure that the offices met the best practices for efficient lighting, but also added some interesting twists for added personality. 

Traditional LED strip and ring lights were used in combination with statement hexagon LED lighting, while task lighting at desks were implemented with diffused glass for a more comfortable and relaxed space. This soft lighting approach continued throughout the building with dimmable wall lighting along corridors and spotlights to highlight seating and accent areas.

 

Shop The Look – Sustainable Lighting

Sustainability in Lighting

All manufacturing processes create waste either with the materials that are used and discarded, or the excess emissions and water waste. With the obvious effects that manufacturing has had on our planet lighting designers and manufacturers have begun to look at the way they work and how this influences the world around them, and E2 Contract Lighting is no different. From reusing packaging and reworking vintage lights to creating bespoke lighting with sustainable materials, we try to work in a more circular manner. 

 

Recycled Products

 

 

Sustainable Products

 

 

Check out our full range of lighting, or get in touch to discuss your project!

 

Shop the Look – Holophane Glass

What is Holophane glass?

Holophane is the term used to describe glass that has been moulded to create crossed or parallel lines across its surface. This texture aims to 'trap' the light coming from within, creating a soft and luminous appearance with no glare. Patented in the 1890s, Holophane glass has been an integral part of lighting design for almost 150 years.

We most often use Holophane glass in projects that are looking for a cosy vibe. The texture of the glass adds a level of opulence while the illuminated glow creates a softer atmosphere. This makes it a perfect choice for bars and restaurants who want to create an intimate space for their customers. 

Holophane Wall Lights

Holophane Pendants

 

Check out our full range of Holophane lighting, or get in touch to discuss your project!

How to Add Colour to Your Light Fittings

Did you miss out on Blue Monday? Or maybe Pantone's Peach Fuzz isn't quite your shade of pink?

Colour is such an important part of the design process. It can change the entire feel of a project, and lighting isn't exempt. So, if you’re looking for a way to inject some extra colour into your space, let us tell you how!

 

 

Bespoke Brass Finishes

All of our brass components come to us in a raw finish, with marks and scratches and in different colours. Sometimes this mismatched and rugged finish looks great, but we generally want to finish our products to a consistent colour and standard. We scratch the parts down and then age them to create our five different finishes. Our brass range comes in Polished Brass, Satin Brass, Antique Brass, Bronze, and Pewter.

While Antique Brass is our most popular finish, each option gives a different feel and can impact your space differently. Satin Brass gives an elegant and modern vibe, whereas our dark Pewter finish works perfectly in industrial settings.

        Two-Tone Dome Wall Light               Magnifying Glass Wall Light                 Adjustable Picture Light         Double Prismatic Bulkhead Wall Light

 

Powder Coating

Another way of adding colour to lighting is in a different manufacturing process called powder coating. Powder coating is a high-quality finish where a pigmented dry powder is sprayed onto the metal products or components. This powder is electrostatically attracted to the metal, which is then exposed to high heat. This heat cures the powder and creates a hard coating over the metal.

As well as creating a stunning and even colour, powder coating gives a durable finish that is more resistant to scratches, chips, fading, corrosion, or other wearing. This makes it a perfect option for the high-traffic or exposed areas of your space.

Using a colour matching system called RAL, manufacturers can ensure that each product is consistent. Check out a RAL colour chart to see the full range of colours that are available.  

 

Natural Finishes

If you’re looking for something a bit more organic than a bright Barbie pink, a lot of metals can also be left to weather naturally. While most of our lighting is made from brass, steel can be rusted and then lacquered to create depth and character on a piece. Using rust on fittings this way can add texture to some spaces that would be otherwise hard to reach.

Colour is such a personal choice for each designer, project, and space, but with a variety of different finishing options, you can create a lighting system that works for you. Whether that’s powder coating to a specific colour, advising you on the best brass finishes, or working with a material's natural properties, at E2 Contract Lighting we aim to create bespoke lighting solutions for your space. Rusted Steel Double Spotlight

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