- Turning illumination aspirations into radiant reality
Over a decade of lighting design experience at your service
Every work of lighting art that illuminates a client's space started out as a concept in someone's mind.
Any size or complexity of project throughout the UK
Our lighting design service tailored to your needs
Our lighting designers excel at tailoring their talents to each individual client's needs no matter how big or small the project is.
Lighting Designers - Their canvas is the space they have to work with and their paint is the light they bring to that space.
Our highly skilled team of lighting designers, lighting consultants and project managers work tirelessly to turn client-driven illumination aspirations into radiant reality.
With over a decade of experience in lighting design for commercial and residential clients throughout the UK, Asco Lights has the professional expertise to assist any architect, interior designer, electrical engineer, property developer, hotelier, home entertainment and automation company, restaurateur or homeowner on any size of project. Our conceptions range from the practical and compliant to the innovative and spectacular, and our lighting designers excel at tailoring their talents to each individual client's needs.
Whether you're looking for our lighting designers to simply produce a clear and meticulously detailed CAD illustration or to take a more involved role, as project managers of your lighting installation on site, or to supply, internationally source or design the perfect light fittings for your needs, you could not wish for a better or more knowledgeable partner.
No matter whether a project is as majestic as the lobby of a grand hotel, as small and seemingly straightforward as a single room, as immense as the lighting design of an entire building or as intricate and flamboyant as the mix of corporate branding and lighting design in a corporate reception area, our team of lighting designers will always find the best lighting systems to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
The cold hard facts of the position, angle, colour and intensity of light needed to achieve a room's desired ambience just scratch the surface of the artistic talent that every one of our lighting designers possesses. Their canvas is the space they have to work with and their paint is the light they bring to that space.
Lighting Design Process
Our lighting designers will be happy to meet you on-site, at our design centre and showroom in Stockport near Manchester, in our London offices, or anywhere else that's convenient for you. We need to fully understand how your space(s) will be used and whether you have a clear idea of the lighting systems that you will need before we can develop a complete brief to cover your requirements on a project. We make no assumptions; our lighting designers will simply draw from you what your lighting aspirations are then offer advice based on years of specialist experience of fittings, lighting designs and building regulation compliance.
Your initial meetings with our lighting designers may also involve discussions about specific light fittings, bespoke lighting, lighting control and home automation, and a complete run through of the schedule and process involved. It is our role to offer you choice and clarity so you know exactly what will be happening, who will be involved and what part we will play in your development or refurbishment.
It is important for our lighting designers to understand the built environment they will be designing for; therefore, in most cases, we will arrange for a site visit where they will be able to take notes, photos and sketches of the space(s).
3.Part L compliance
We make sure that all our fittings comply with the Part L section of your building regulations and provide you with all the information you'll need to give to your building control officer. Discussions on the subject of compliance will start in our very first meeting where we gather information from you or your architects and we are there every step of the way with you to ensure that any questions you or your building control officer have are answered clearly and swiftly.
The first designs that our lighting designers will produce for you will be two-dimensional plans of the lighting for your space(s) using AutoCAD. These will represent where your lighting should be placed and what will be involved in your new lighting system. On approval of these drawings we can, on your instruction, produce further visual representations of the lighting designs or proceed with the project.
5.Lighting design presentation
Once our lighting designers have completed their designs and initial fitting selections we will develop a presentation to show you exactly what your lighting design will look like. The presentation will involve our 2D drawings, options of different lighting products, and photographs from other projects with similar designs and products. You will be invited to our Manchester design studio and showroom for this presentation where we will offer you advice on potential cost savings and fittings from a huge range of lighting manufacturers.
Our goal is to achieve your lighting aspirations and therefore we do all we can to show you the potential end results of our work, and present you with all the options for you to make an informed decision on both budget and design.
6. Additional visual aids
On your instruction we can produce more detailed visual aids to show you what your lighting design will look like. From the AutoCAD drawings we will then use sophisticated software to produce high quality three-dimensional rendered representations of your project that will bring it to life. Our lighting designers can even arrange for a 3D walk through video to be produced to allow you to immerse yourself in the design.
Once all the products, designs and schedules have been agreed we will be able to provide you with a detailed quotation for the project.
8.Sign-off on project
All elements of the brief will need to be signed off before we can begin work, as it is important to us that every facet of your project has been considered, agreed and approved.
9. Installation and project management
If you have your own electrical engineers to install our lighting designs we will gladly provide them with all the relevant information they need to turn our lighting designers visions into project reality. This will include: detailed specifications, circuit plans, detailed notes, a mood board where required, and our support throughout the installation where it is needed.
If you do not have your own electrical engineers we will be able to recommend a trusted firm that we have relied upon for previous projects.
As an end-to-end lighting consultancy, design and supply firm we also offer a project management service where we take responsibility for coordinating the various professionals on the project that will be involved in the lighting design process.
10. Book an appointment
To discuss your project, to arrange to meet with our lighting designers, or simply to arrange to visit our design studio and showroom, please call us on 0161 207 0212 (Manchester) or 0207 118 0242 (London).