Light Perceptions has built a reputation for delivering a highly personalised lighting design service for projects in ecclesiastical and historic buildings. We are involved in a number of lighting projects within some of Britain’s great Cathedrals and Abbeys, as well as a significant number of projects in listed and unlisted places of worship of Anglican, Catholic, Baptist and Quaker denominations across the UK.
The practice was formed in 2002 and immediately focused on the specification and project management of lighting and associated systems for discerning clients. The practice has expanded steadily as the breadth and depth of the portfolio has developed.
We strive to design sustainable schemes that are as energy efficient as possible with long life light sources and low maintenance, high quality light fittings whilst maintaining the highest aesthetic and creative goals. Our approach is hands-on and consultative, always maintaining close contact with the client team, using both CGI visualisations and in situ-mock-ups to demonstrate and develop our design ideas.
In our ecclesiastical work the sensitivity to the building, its contents and the flow of visitors, congregants, pilgrims and concert goers are critical to the success of a new lighting scheme design. The balance of lighting requirements for liturgical, community and general visitor purposes requires a very careful assessment of the building, its uses and users before design work begins.
We apply a very careful briefing and audit process to all of our projects to understand liturgical, financial and other specific parameters in each case. The brief is kept under review as design stages progress so that any changing needs can be accommodated effectively.