GARDEN & EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Lightplay is a specialist in garden and exterior lighting. We have over 15 years experience in this field and have worked on a large array of exterior lighting projects, successfully fulfilling countless design briefs for many landscape / garden designers. In that time we have worked alongside numerous Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winners and been part of a number of award winning garden designs. We have also formed a close working relationship with Joe Swift; BBC Gardeners World, BBC Chelsea Flower Show, and have worked on a vast array of projects for him over the years. Lightplay has also had the honour of working alongside lighting designers at the National Theatre on a bespoke lighting project and thereafter being commissioned to design and install a temporary exterior lighting installation on the Upper South Terrace. Together with this Lightplay, is developing on-going collaborations with artists and designers that work with light.
Wanting to light an exterior space?
With an in-depth knowledge of outside lighting, Lightplay works in close collaboration with the client in order that a design brief can be practically achieved. With many years experience we know what the pitfalls are when deciding to undertake an exterior lighting project. Lightplay's extensive knowledge and experience in exterior lighting guarantees problem free systems year after year, even through the hardest of winters.
Garden / Exterior lighting for aesthetic reasons:
Where to start and where to begin? Simply put, lighting outside changes everything. As human beings we take light, be that natural or artificial, for granted. Light defines everything. Done correctly, being mindful of energy efficiency, glare, luminous edge detection, photopic and scoptopic vision, colour rendering, dramatic visual lighting techniques, safety and lighting control, artificial lighting can make a space magical.
Garden / Exterior lighting for safety reasons:
Lights switched via a number of infrared controls can be an effective deterrent at night for would be burglars. And these types of security systems can be easily incorporated into larger exterior lighting designs. Moreover, with the on-going research in LED technology, exterior lights can function effectively, maintenance free, for many years without the need to change lamps.
Why use Lightplay?
The name says it all. David O'Neill, the founder of the company, called the business Lightplay because of his passion for light. Together with being a fully qualified NICEIC electrician for over 20 years, David has a keen interest in fine art photography and art. He has a BA Hons arts degree from Nottingham Trent University and studied photography at the London School of Printing. He also studied part time at University College London on a post grad MSc course in Light and Lighting. Considering this, Lightplay will ensure that any exterior lighting project will not only be installed safely and to the requirements of Part P and BS 7671 but that each lighting installation is executed sensitively.