Fast & Furious WALLS of Light
Bright Co. was asked to radically redesign a
retro 1970's Ceiling Light Design for a Floating Italian
Interior (Boat) with a two week deadline...This is what
Leading Edge Lighting Company.
Herewith an real LED Light Design
account. A design & build story all about one of
the world's most upfront, dynamic, pioneering and technically-creative
LED Lighting Installations.
taking on this interior lighting project Bright Co.
had to meet a very tight budget and two week installation-deadline.
Moreover, we also required a bit of luck on our side-
So, the demolition, preparation and
re-surfacing of the old mirrored ceiling was agreed
(from the outset) to be completed by our client.
DAY 1. Bright
Co. developed, costed and presented a hybrid LED lighting
proposal to edge light and down light the above shown
20 year-old stairway to disco. We set out to display
the latest in decorative and functional interior LED
lighting. What we proposed is this:
A bespoke slimline illuminated ceiling with a newly
conceived W.A.L.L™ Lighting System to give nightclub
visitors a brilliant, new lighting experience.
- Wide Area LED Lighting ]
Day 2 - Day 3
Bright Co.started to focus and
plan the fast-trak project management of the LED Edge
light design, electronics, display production and lighting
Day 4- The rapid efficiency and enthusiasm of our
Italian client suprised us and we was presented with
a new totally flat, pre-prepared carte-blanche ceiling
canvas for us to measure-up.
Day 5 Bright Co. presented a hybrid prototype Lite Panel
for client approval, with two further on-site meetings
in the same day we was almost ready to go straight into
To install the WALL of led light - Bright Co.
used it's original, award-winning Edge Lighting technique
and complimented this with some new additions;
> A new, high performance edge lighting matrix
> Bespoke-designed "space-age" downlighters.
Day 6 | Problem Solving
The biggest problem we had to solve on this LED Lighting
1. Our WALL led light design was finalised to keep a
continous and centrally aligned lighting feature BUT
the ceiling was sloped, angled and instepped... PROBLEMS
SOLVED: To guarantee an equidistant and consistent linear
light design, Bright Co. produced all edge lighting
panels at equal modular sizes and then cut and shaped
the last two of our panels onsite around the narrower
and angled stairway/wall.
2. LED Wiring & LED Interconnections- More of this
fun: Day 9 & 10.
Production day 7
Now totally commited to finishing this project, the
whole superflat ceiling structure comprising of: edge
lighting plastic, light fixtures, joining and fixing
was fabricated and assembled in one of the most demanding
and longest working days of our lives.
The aluminium RGB Light panel structure and "Light
Pods" where made in aluminium and finally surface-treated
with a circular disc to create that "industrial
8 - Design-Assembling the LED Light Pods
As the entire ceiling design has to give that ultra-modern
and different "space-age" look, Bright Co.
opted-out of using standard pure white* Power-LED downlight
fixtures. Instead we custom-designed 7 ultraslim RGB
Power-LED Downlighters. These tri-colour RGB* Light
Pod Clusters where cunningly simple and had no additional
optics. In the end the PODS proved bright enough to
illuminate the entire stairway evenly and safely - even
when the LED edge lighting channel was switched off.
* Red-Green-Blue LED light at full power can deliver
white light for most lighting applications.
Bright Co's Hybrid & Slimline RGB LED Lite
Travelled in and out of production according to the
The overal depth of the illuminated ceiling modules
including all aluminium profiles
and concealed wiring was just 20mm.
Day 9: Multi-Channel LED Light Control Test
The RGB LED Controllers got connected to one of the
completed RGB Lite Tile Ceiling Segments. Bright Co.
ended up specifying: 2 x 3-channel RGB Lighting Controllers
configured in a way that allowed the RGB downlighters
and RGB edge lit ceiling tiles to be seperately and
simultaneously addressable. The PWM LED Controllers
provided the customer with a simple user interface to
control the LED-lit ceiling like this:
1. Both Channels On or | Downlighting Only | Edge Lighting
2. Manual selection of RGB LED Channel Colours | Dimming.
3. Automatic RGB Colour Change Cycle (+- 1million LED
4. Full brightness e.g. White Light On.
Day 9 - 10 On site Installation:
Slimline Light Design - Hard Wiring
With space at a real premium and, to avoid any impossible
last-minute engineering to source or develop the world's
slimmest LED connectors, we soldered and isolated all
LED Channel inter-connections on site and in situ. The
stairway ceiling tiles and LED wiring installation was
completed down-upwards. There was infact quite a few
LEDs in the edge light ceiling tiles and, in total we
completed over 200 inter-connections for all the LED
End of Play | Day 10 | Late PM | The Fast-Trak Lighting
In just two working weeks from start to finish, on time
and to budget Bright Co. completed, the design-development,
production, electronic light control and installation
of this whole project.
In just 2 days on-site we had installed our totally
and new Hyrbid W.A.L.L.™ of light.
metre x 1 metre colour-changing led illuminated ceiling
modular, slimline and brilliant. Serious WOW Factor!
Date of Completion of
10th September 2004
Bright Co. are now capable to bring you more
directional LED Lighting combined with radical Edge
to illuminate even Larger areas....
Couple more photos of our W.A.L.L.
Hybrid RGB LED Controlled ceiling installation
can be viewed by clicking | here.