One of the things that we talked about at the Circular Lighting Live 2022 conference in London on Thursday was the importance of bringing the client with you – and the need for us to understand what the client is looking to achieve before we can do that.
Probably the only people who actually care about lighting design are lighting designers, of whatever stripe and from whatever sector of our community. What our clients look for is what our lighting skills bring to their businesses and lifestyles.
Its not often that I get to see a piece of my lighting design realised and then featured in a promotional video, so many thanks to Sean Cooper at Catch at the Old Fish Market in Weymouth for capturing the wonderful ambience of his restaurant in this new video.
For me, it’s a reminder that the real meaning of our work isn’t to produce a lighting scheme that’s easy to install, or a specification that’s comfortable (and profitable) for the contractor – it’s about enhancing and reinforcing the story of a project that will continue to deliver for the client, long after we’ve moved onto the next one, and the next one, and the next one . . .
A (very) basic guide to ethical specification
Lighting design: it's a client thing
Calculating obtrusive light: whose job is it?
When there's nothing in the catalogue
When is a chandelier not a pendant? When its a lantern!
When clients learn too much . . .
One of our details is missing
Where will light fittings come from?
The end of the light bulb?
Always something new . . . again
Always something new . . .
Combining old and new
On being in the dark . . .
Riffing The Internet of Things
John Bullock writes a regular column for lighting magazines. You can find all of the archived pieces here.
BLOGS - LIGHTING DESIGN
John Bullock writes about all things and anything concerning architectural lighting design; new technologies and old lamps; anything,really.
HOME LIGHTING CONSULTANT
John Bullock designs innovative lighting designs for people's homes. By working closely with clients he is able to deliver solutions that meet - and exceed - their expectations.
BLOGS - CPD RIBA CORE PROGRAMME 2015
John Bullock will be presenting a seminar on latest lighting design and technologies as part of the RIBA CPD Core programme 2015
BLOGS - SUSTAINABILITY
John Bullock believes that the UK lighting industry needs to embrace a sustainable way of delivering good quality product through good design, fabrication and end-of-life management.
BLOGS - LIGHTING HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Lighting has a vital role to play in our health and wellbeing.
CONDUIT (6) - Lighting for Winter Gardens
CONDUIT 5: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (2)
FX Magazine: Lighting Focus - Sustainability (Issue 258)
CONDUIT 4: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (1)
Can Smart Lighting Save The Planet?
CONDUIT 3: Home Lighting - The Bathroom
Can Lighting Save Us From Ourselves . . . NO!
CONDUIT 2: Home Lighting - The Dining Room