Lighting is one of the most powerful interior design tools. It can change the mood and atmosphere of both interiors and gardens at the touch of a button. Our lighting design team are completely independent from manufacturers so can offer products from many different companies.
Consult: Initial fee proposal. The first step of your lighting design journey will begin with us providing an initial fee proposal for your project. Whether large or small, this will help with your budgeting and to ensure we can work within your timescales.
Concept: Formulation and Presentation. During the initial meeting, the design team will go through your plans and discuss the project in detail with you. The aim of this meeting is to ascertain as much information as possible about the building including furniture layout and specific requirements.
Plans: Details and specification. After the initial meeting the design team will prepare a full set of lighting plans in CAD format, a specification and detailed quotation. This would include all the light fittings, lamps, transformers, drivers and controls.
Build: On-going site visits and revisions. We normally liaise with your electrical contractor and we will answer any queries they may have regarding the scheme.
It is highly recommended that a control system is installed to give a really cohesive and coordinated aspect to the design. Having a beautiful design will work so much better if the circuits are independently controllable and dimmable. The real art of Lighting comes from being able to blend different fittings with each other and being able to control their intensities through dimming.
Dimmers: Getting the right system for you. We work with a few of the main lighting control manufacturers. Companies like Lutron, Crestron and Control4 really allow us to create the best possible results.
Interfaces: Keypads, Touchscreens and Apps. The options for finishes and styles are limitless whether you just want a beautifully finished keypad to match your walls or an integrated solution that will control all aspects of environmental controls our team can deliver.
Commissioning: An integral part of any lighting design. Your designer will visit at the end of the project to ensure the lighting is as designed, ensure all lamps and lenses are used to optimal effect and help get the control system programmed to give some beautiful scene choices.
When using lighting as a deterrent it can be far more powerful if you have a level of intelligence behind it. Proximity detectors for example have been around for many years with the advance of connected system we can now use a few tricks to make any would be intruder think twice.
Customise: Create custom rules. Triggering lights in conjunction with blinds or curtains based on security control sensors is now easier than ever. When the security system is armed there can be different levels of response depending on what zone is being activated.
Prevent: Being pro-active can help deter threats. Synchronising your geo-location from your mobile device means that as you approach your building it can react in a pre-set way. Lights on the front of the building can come on, the garage door can open and a path can illuminate you to the front door.
Deter: Activate ‘Holiday Mode’ for extended periods. These systems will record the lights usage activity for at least two weeks being able to replay the activity at the push of a button. This can also be integrated into other functions like the opening and closing of blinds and curtains.
With years of experience in countless lighting design projects we know that when it comes to lighting there really shouldn’t be any compromise. If you’re refurbishing or have a new build project light perception is a fundamental design consideration.
Drexler Hooke offers a complete service for all aspects of interior and exterior lighting whether contemporary or traditional.
Our design team will help you achieve the best lighting design for your home or garden. We offer a lighting design service where a site visit and consultation can be arranged to put together a full plan and specification from one room up to the whole building.