If you are looking to light your home or business I can help. My portfolio of clients, some of which I have detailed below, will give you a little insight into how I work and what I have achieved.
When helping you design and choose your lighting I can arrange a site visit, I can work from drawings and plans or you can come and see me at the showroom in Bristol.
My design will reflect your exact requirements, and be built around 2 principles. Primary and secondary lighting. Essentially lighting you need and lighting you want. These are generally not the same. A kitchen for example needs a good level of bright and crisp lighting that can be achieved from down lights, but you want a soft secondary light for parties and mood lighting. This can be achieved with hidden LED tape and counter sunk ice white decking lights cut into the plinth. Budget allowing both would be incorporated. If not we would recommend wiring for both and adding the additional secondary lighting at a later date. Wiring for it when all the other work is going on is not a big job and well worth doing.
After working on a design I will then draft up a quotation for the products needed to complete the design. I work with 100s of lighting suppliers and manufacturers from all over the world and have travelled to London, Manchester, and Holland to see the fittings and the vast range of lighting for myself. If you want a hand made Tiffany glass fitting with stunning detail and vibrant colours I would show you Interiors 1900 as they make the best range. If you want a DMX controlled colour changing LED light I would show you Collingwood as they are market leaders in LED lighting and have deservedly gained a reputation for offering the highest quality LEDs and components. You can be assured of two things when working with me, un-compromised attention to detail and a great price. I see the same people time and time again doing jobs and projects and they always come back after dealing with me. I have included bellow a testimonial from Tamayo and Nigel the clients whose house featured on Grand designs. A couple I worked with very closely over the course of 11 weeks and tailored a bespoke lighting design for and sold product.
Nowadays, more and more people use online shopping. We read the reviews and then we buy. We did too for a lot of the goods we needed for our house, but for our electrical items, we wanted to choose a local shop with a showroom, for the simple reason that we wanted to see the products before we bought them. After looking around for a while, we found this shop “Ablectrics” on Gloucester Road in Bristol.If you are not familiar with the very latest in lighting design and technology, then choosing your lighting can be tricky, especially if you need to order in large quantity like we did. There are thousands of products on the market: LED, Fluorescent, different watts, warm, neutral, cold lighting, design, material, purpose, size, colour, waterproof qualities – the list is endless and it can take quite a long time to decide.Fraser, one of the managers at Ablectrics helped us to cut through all that.By asking the right questions, he honed in very quickly to what we were looking for, some of which we didn’t even know existed! He spent the first hour in their showroom, telling us all about LEDs, how much energy we could save and what the latest technology had to offer. He spoke with a passion and an authority that was reassuring, rather than off-putting, and he gave us a lot of helpful advice about how to make the most of our limited budget. Ablectrics were also very good about taking back products that ended up not being incorporated into our final design.
This face-to-face service was not only enjoyable, it also saved us a great deal of time and effort and we very much appreciate the interaction with Fraser and his team.
After helping you design your lighting and quoting you for the fittings and lamps I can then get one of our trusted electricians to price for the installation of the lighting. The electricians are independent of the company and we only recommend a small selection of electricians who work to the highest standards, deadlines and have the same attention to detail we have. The installation is not something I need to organize and I would be happy to work out a design for you and supply you the materials. If you buy your lighting through Ablectrics then the lighting design is free, if not a design only package is priced on an hourly basis. This will included travelling times and the hourly rate for my services is £30. To be honest every job I have worked on the client has been more then happy and always buys the lighting and products recommended in my design.