The Lumen Architect is the established lighting design and bespoke luminaire division
of Lumen Designers Ltd, working across the United Kingdom, Eire and Northern Europe.
Creating effects using light is quite simple! However, to create the effects you desire in the places you desire them is an art form which can only be cultivated from real life installation experiences and an understanding of the substrates you are working with.
We specialise in luminaires, lighting controls and professional lighting design for all projects ranging from small residential sites to multi-million Pound developments; our largest project to date had a total build cost of just under £55,000,000 GBP.
What we do?
Who we are?
This is our dedicated team of designers and administrators who work day-in and day-out to bring our clients the most amazing projects
using our mantra “We build better light!”
We work with interior designers across the UK and are an Accredited Partner of SBID (Society of British and International Design); Neil is also the Lighting Expert on their HDAC – Healthcare Design Advisory Council!
“I’ve worked with Neil on two large-scale and complex schemes to date; one being for a 60-bed specialist dementia care facility in a dense urban environment, and the other being a rail freight terminal and recycling facility.
Both schemes were located on sensitive sites in which required detailed assessments of lighting impact and a lighting design to ensure local residents, ecology and highways safety were not adversely effected. Neil’s work was crucial in overcoming these constraints and the quality of work was exceptional – particularly in our rail hub scheme which Neil prepared video footage showing how the proposed lighting would or would not effect train drivers on the adjacent railway line. He was also very quick to respond to and resolve any queries raised by consultees during the application process.
I highly recommend Neil and look forward to working with him in the future.”
– James Warrington
“When it comes to lighting design Neil has to be the most knowledgeable person I know. Having worked with him on a number of projects I can vouch for not only his expertise and how well he listens to his customers but his down to earth way of explaining things. No question is a daft question to Neil and I have asked a few but most importantly learned a great deal by doing so. Neil also has extensive knowledge and experience in healthcare design. I would not hesitate to recommend Neil to anyone looking for excellent and well thought through lighting design.”
– Jacqui Smith
– Interior designer; SBID Regional Director, experienced private residential, healthcare and show home designer
“Neil helped and guided us through the process of effective lighting design. Sufficient, but not excessive, lighting is essential in elderly care homes and we arrived at a far better solution thanks to Neil’s assistance. We would not hesitate to use Neil again when we require a customised lighting design.”
– Steve Ricketts
– Technical Co-ordinator, Cove Homes
“Neil and I have worked together to evaluate new products for the LED lighting market that eliminate the problems of moisture ingress. His knowledge of the rapidly expanding LED market has been invaluable for the necessary market research. I would thoroughly recommend Neil for his professionalism, evaluation and feedback skills.”
– Don Lucas
– Managing Director at G.H.Lucas and Company Limited
“Neil is an absolute professional who never disappoints. While conducting a large domestic property renovation in central London we were lucky enough to be introduced to Neil who took full ownership of lighting arrangements for us. At the time we were being messed about by another supposedly reputable lighting company and so Neil kindly took over and relieved us of any stress. Neil is a very proactive and helpful individual who was a pleasure to work with. In addition to his thorough knowledge of lighting he was able to recommend and advise us on design, all to fit within our budget. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Neil. He is the solution to avoiding unwanted complications, delays and expense while getting the exact result you set out to achieve.”
– Peter Georgiakakis
– Director and experienced private residential developer
“Neil has an excellent understanding of the lighting industry and in my business dealings with him he has always acted in a very professional manner, Neil is very well organised, detail oriented and a great communicator.”
– David Sproat
– Ecopak Power UK Limited
“During a short period I spent away from Flex Connectors, Neil’s skills and expertise were instrumental in the development of a presence sensor on an OEM basis for the company I was working for at the time.”
– Paul Bellamy
– Director at Flex Connectors Limited
“Neil is a true professional. I had the pleasure of working with him for nearly five years and he proved himself time and again a man of integrity.
If he tells you he can do something it will be done and to a very high standard. Neil’s technical knowledge of lighting including LED’s is vast.
With his help, we pulled in contracts as diverse as cruise liners, embassies, high end residential, historic university buildings to airports.
Neil is adept to thinking on his feet, someone who challenges the norm, carefully plans, finds solutions and embraces change. A leader.
If you have a special project that needs doing properly and right first time, Neil’s your man.”Clive Chilcott
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We deliver on our promises and your expectations, every time.