Low energy wall lights for Ledbury Passivhaus
We have been working on a simple contemporary wall light for homes, schools and offices for some time. The prototypes were piling up so this project was the perfect excuse to finish the fly press tooling and go into production. We are very pleased with the result. As lamp-holders had already been installed we provided a modified version with a large hole in the baseplate to fit over these. This saved the need to re-wire.
Contemporary wall light design
We have experimented with various options for low energy wall lights over the years including the much admired mirror wall lights developed for Architype’s office. We have designed optimised timber pelmet lights for a housing development in Oxfordshire and for the Green Shop near Stroud. What we didn’t have was a good economical solution for basic wall lamps using standard CFL or mains LED bulbs.
After a lot of experimentation we have designed a very simple lamp fitting that can be adapted for a wide range of applications. Our first installation used shades with Japanese paper made from mulberry leaves. This looks very Zen but kid’s art and colourful abstract drawings are equally suitable. The paper or art work is sandwiched between two polycarbonate sheets and simply clipped into the backplate. The fitting is designed to minimise the chance of seeing the bulb even when installed on a stairwell. The generous form allows plenty of light onto the wall and ceiling. The shade density can be chosen to adjust the amount and colour of light bleeding through.