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SLS Floor Lamp

Hand made floor lamp, designed and produced in the UK for discerning clients worldwide.

Working in partnership with a UK based luxury furniture manufacturer, we present the versatile wooden floor stand for pendant style light fittings.

Made from solid 30mm English Ash dowel with twin 25mm Valchromat base and clamping mechanism.

All surfaces are finished with two coats of osmo polyx oil, which retains the natural character of the wood and increases the durability. It is water and dirt-resistant and extremely hardwearing.

The angle of the lamp support can be fully adjusted, making the unit taller if tilted upwards.

Supplied with or without the LED pendant light fitting or with our glass fittings. Please ask about how to control these type of fittings.

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H 1010mm x W 700 x D 250

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Glass Chandeliers

Bespoke glass chandeliers designed and produced in the UK for discerning clients worldwide.

Working in partnership with a UK based designer, luxury hand blown glass Chandeliers can be produced to clients specification, dependant upon the space the Chandelier is to be created for.

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Building on over thirty years experience of working with blown glass, we combine this beautiful material, skilled craftsmanship and the latest technologies to create a unique range of glass Chandeliers.

The Chandeliers are illuminated by high quality LED modules and can be either white, warm white, colour tuneable, RGB or RGBW and can be controlled in a number of ways.

Each piece can be controlled together so that the whole Chandelier is the same colour or we can enable a truly unique amBX experience, where we would design the Chandelier to be divided up into different sections and allow for mesmerising lighting effects throughout the length of the Chandelier. The lights can be controlled to a music or video feed or a beautifully designed ambient light scene can viewed in the Chandelier.

By the bespoke nature of these beautiful chandeliers, please be aware that typically there is a 14 week lead time from order to delivery of each chandelier.

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Retro Pendant Light.

All the rage, where ever you look, be that a bar, restaurant, club, retail, hotel, home or even the garage.

Retro style lighting has made a huge comeback in such a short space of time. Sun-Light Solutions introduces this retro fitting with a modern twist.

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Manufactured from plated aluminium with a skilful knurled effect. This fitting accepts the vintage and stylishly beautiful E27 Edison filament light bulbs from yesteryear. However, team them up again today, for stunning results. If you are energy conscious, then fit the modern LED equivalent, either way use with dimming control for that perfect look.

Use singularly or suspend in groups with different length cables and you will be amazed at the ambience created.

Supplied with either a black mains plug or black ceiling rose and a two metre black braided cable.

  •      Please note: Light bulb NOT supplied as standard, but we can supply if required, please ask.
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Aluminium LED Profile

Manufactured from extruded aluminium these profiles are ideal for LED strips. They will allow for good heat dissipation and produce straight lines for the LED lighting.

With the opal cover the LEDs will produce light that is evenly distributed. In combination with transparent covers, the LEDs will be visible. Our High Res LED strips deliver the best possible results in combination with the opal covers.

Available in 1m, 2m or 3m lengths or made available as custom lengths. It is also possible to order ready made plug and play profiles with LEDs. Supplied as standard in aluminium finish but RAL colours can be created for your projects. They can be produced waterproof too. Mounting clips and opal or clear covers are available. For customised orders we ask you to contact our office.

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Digital Light Surface

Sun-Light Solutions creating animated art from digital light.

We understand that every space demands a unique atmosphere and realise that many spaces are truly uninspiring. Which is why we deliver the Digital Light Surface. The new medium for creating animated artwork from digital light, in any environment.

Bring interiors to life with engaging digital light scenes by selecting one of the inbuilt colour scenes via 24/7 scheduling, our recent Lutron gateway, iWatch, iPad app, smartphone app, PC, wall switch or trigger scenes interactively by using a motion sensor. Imagine – moving cloud formations over a sky blue background with the sun rising up and across the surface – Just one example of a totally engaging but standard scene.

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Manufactured using high quality materials such as an extruded aluminium frame of only 90mm deep. Intelligent RGB LED’s and net-workable control system with a built in web browser for remote scheduling, set up and control of scenes. Mount your Digital Light Surface anywhere you desire, the solution can be mounted onto or into any surface. The light surface can be mounted landscape or portrait. Wall mounted or ceiling mounted, built into feature walls or ceilings, just about anywhere you can imagine. A recent development has been to create a circular option, minimum size is 1700mm and looks fantastic.

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Multiple light surfaces can be mounted in series and the motion scenes can be synced together for fluid transitions from one screen to another.

The translucent fabric placed in front of the intelligent RGB LED’s provides a perfectly diffused light source. Offering static colours or colour motion with fluid transitions of any colour imaginable. Digital Light Surface creates atmosphere wherever it is placed.

With 20 highly engaging scenes inbuilt to any DLS we realise that bespoke content for certain opportunities could be required, Sun-Light Solutions are perfectly placed with graphic design facilities on hand to discuss any requirement for digital light art, be that subtle motion of a colour theme to full motion of coloured light. Please drop us a line with your requests or ideas. http://info@sun-lightsolutions.com

This revolutionary experience can be found by contacting Sun-Light Solutions.

Full IP connectivity for integration, control, programming and remote access via the inbuilt web browser.

  • Available in three standard sizes – 1200mm x 600mm – 1800mm x 600mm – 2400mm x 1200mm. Panel depth 90mm – With bespoke sizes available.
  • Circular Option – 1700mm diameter.
  • Aluminium Frame as standard but available in any RAL colour upon request. Perfectly diffused fabric surface.
  • Mount portrait or landscape, on the wall or ceiling, surface or recessed. Free standing options available.
  • App controllable. Select from 20 Pre-set light scenes with bespoke scene creation available. 24/7 scene scheduling facility. Now with Lutron control.
  • Multiple light surfaces can make up one theme.
  • Input frequency 50-60 Hz. Input voltage 100-240V. Input power max 60W/m². Pixel pitch 38mm.
  • Data & power mounted behind the surface for clean lines of installation

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Wireless DMX Fixture.

SMARTBAT is a portable battery-powered RGBW LED uplighter designed as an accent luminaire for all kind of events. SMARTBAT is equipped with a 24v lithium battery pack and a built-in WiFi module for cable-free operation.

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The ultra- compact and lightweight design makes this light projector truly portable. The sturdy die-cast aluminium body is built for long-life durability for demanding applications. Offering IP64 protection, meaning no dust ingress and can withstand splashing water. With a tempered sealed glass panel covering the LED’s.

The internal battery has an autonomy for 12 hours in colour change mode and up to 8 hours in full white output, while the charging time is only 5 hours being rechargeable countless times. The light source is composed of 4x8W high-power RGBW LEDs offering the full 16 million colour spectrum. With a 15 degree beam angle.

The SmartBat comes complete with a hand held remote control and infra red receiver for simple colour selection or the more powerful transmission of a DMX signal from a lighting control system is achieved via wireless DMX technology, using the additional WIFIBOX transmitter to the built in WIFI DMX receiver. Alternatively a smart app is available called SMARTCOLORS for any iOS/Android smartphone control.

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DMX in and out connections are XLR 3pin built into the base along with mains in and out. Ergonomic carrying handle for transportation and positioning. Adjustable foot support for beam tilt regulation (up to 20°)

Accessories: Chrome shrouds. Single rain covers. Padded carry case for four units and a flight case for four units.

Power unit: 100-240V 50/60Hz – Weight: 3,4 kg – Dimensions (WxHxD): 137x184x145 mm

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Light-Scene Engine applications

amBX Light-Scene Engine Applications

In Residential

  • Single installation for multi-room control
  • Integrates with 3rd party controllers and automation systems via open http API (REST)
  • Dynamic and interactive Light-Scenes to suit every project
  • Perfect for the media & cinema room, pool area, garden, kitchen, bedroom & bathrooms, home office etc.
  • Unique & Immersive video and audio to light features.

In Hospitality & Venues

  • Sophisticated lighting effects and control without complex programming
  • Rapid setup and Light-Scene selection for every event or show-round
  • Dramatically enhances any audio, video or presentation

In Architectural

  • Cost effective control for architectural installations of any size or shape
  • Adds presence and ambience to buildings and municipal spaces
  • Interactive effects alter with time of day/year, temperature etc.

 In Sensory & Health

  • Unique stimulating or calming lighting effects for health benefits
  • Simple Light-Scene selection for the perfect ambience every time
  • Perfect for sensory areas in education, care homes, hospitals and the home

 In General Commercial

  • Cost effective lighting control for non-technical users in multiple space installations
  • Integrates with 3rd party control and automation systems for upgrades and retro-fit
  • Installations and configurations can be easily managed locally and via internet
  • Perfect for the office, classroom, teaching space, corridors, boardrooms & VC rooms

In Retail & Advertising

  • Centralised and local control for multiple sites
  • Add cost-effective dynamic impact to any outdoor site
  • Schedule Light-Scenes for optimum lighting by time of day, store layout, promotion etc.
  • Optimise energy management throughout the retail space

 In Entertainment & Leisure

  • Unique & dynamic lighting for ever-fresh and exciting effects
  • Simple Light-Scene selection for the perfect ambience every time
  • Perfect for the hotel bars, restaurants, hotel suites, spa’s & lounges
  • Immersive and dynamic impact from video for films to adverts

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amBX Technical

Please find the latest http API for the Light-Scene Engine. amBX Light-Scene Engine HTTP Control Protocol 6.10.14

Please find the amBX Light-Scene Engine Library. amBX Light Scene Library

Please find the amBX Light-Scene Engine Manager guide. amBX Light-Scene Engine Manager 1.1.4

Please find the latest amBX Light-Scene Engine Manager download

Click here to download the Light-Scene Engine product sheet

HDMI Converter to composite audio and video unit.

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Bio-Adaptive Lighting

Bio-adaptive Lighting – An overview by amBX

Understanding of the impact of light on human behaviour has advanced rapidly at the same time as lighting technology has undergone a major evolution with the advent of solid state lighting. It is now possible to use the principles of bio-adaptive lighting easily and cost-effectively in the workplace, at home and especially in sensitive environments such as schools and healthcare.

Results from recent case studies and research are very impressive and point the way towards harnessing the beneficial effects of lighting in new ways into many aspects of our lives. It’s not just about feeling better either; the right type and level of lighting can dramatically improve our performance of tasks and increase productivity and the lighting technology that is now being seen in the marketplace provides the means for everyone to realise the benefits of bio-adaptive lighting.

Bio-adaptive Lighting

The principle of bio-adaptive lighting is to provide artificial light controlled in such a way as to match the needs of human biological cycles, or circadian rhythms, in the most effective and appropriate way. It provides for improved health and wellbeing and supports aspects of human behaviour that benefit from varied and changeable lighting.

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We are all governed to some degree by the circadian cycle (which is a little over 24 hours long) and light information from the environment resets the circadian clock every day to keep us in step. Light is the most powerful synchronizer of the human circadian clock, and the timing of light exposure during the course of a day is responsible for how circadian rhythms are synchronized with the environment. For example: Late-evening light exposure delays circadian rhythms, resulting in later sleep and wake times, and early-morning light exposure advances these circadian rhythms, resulting in earlier sleep and wake times.

It’s not just about lighting cycles though, as colour plays an important part too. One study from the Light Research Program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia found that blue light strengthens and stimulates connections between areas of your brain that process emotion and language. This means that blue light may, in turn, help people to better handle emotional challenges and regulate mood over time1.

Blue light is prevalent in sunlight, so your body absorbs the most during the summer and much less in the winter. Because of this, the researchers suggested that adding blue light to indoor atmospheres, as opposed to the standard yellow lights typically used, may help boost mood and productivity year-round, and especially during the winter.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that we should all now have lots of different coloured lighting since blue is often in white light and having the ability to vary the colour of white light, or the colour temperature as it is known, is a critical factor in effective bio-adaptive lighting. Introducing colour changes and even tints at certain times of the day is a highly effective way to deliver good bio-adaptive lighting.

The physiological effects of using bio-adaptive lighting also stretch beyond managing our circadian rhythms more effectively when we spend so much time in artificial light. In 2010 studies also indicated positive effects of lighting of different colour temperatures on various physical, psychological and performance outcomes of children, such as dental health, physical growth and development, attendance, alertness and academic achievement2.

Another less physiological benefit of bio-adaptive lighting is handing control over the lighting to the individual affected by it. It sounds simple but there are very few office or workplace lighting installations that allow the Bio-adaptive Lighting workers to change the lighting. A study by the University of Exeter found that welfare and productivity are most likely to be optimized by practices that empower the workforce and that their experiments showed that empowerment was the key differentiating factor in increasing productivity by up to 32%3. Today the solutions now exist with the capability to provide this over the hugely important aspect of lighting.

The effect on humans

In the evolution of human beings we have been exposed to artificial light for an extremely short amount of time. However, many of us now spend most of our time under artificial light and until very recently this lighting experience has failed to reproduce the light experience for which we are “programmed”. “Studies have shown that light affects sleep habits, depression and mental functions,” says Terry McGowan, FIES, LC, director of engineering and technology for American Lighting Association “The term ‘healthy lighting’ has been used to indicate that light can act like a drug where the strength, timing and type of light can be used to alleviate problems and enhance well-being. The ‘prescription’ is simple: People need bright days and dark nights that match the natural day/night circadian cycle.”

In fact, the healthiest way to stimulate your circadian rhythms is by exposing yourself to bright daytime light, says Fred Oberkircher, FIESNA, Educational IALD, IDA, LC, and emeritus associate professor for Texas Christian University. “It needs to be bright enough that you get a significant amount of light into your eyes, which is good for your circadian rhythms,” Oberkircher adds. “At night, when you want to keep lighting to a minimum, it’s a good idea to use controls such as dimmers. In this way, you can customise the lighting to fit your natural circadian rhythm.”

Something else to keep in mind: As people age, it becomes harder for them to adapt to changes in the amount of light to which they’re exposed. “Older people’s sleep and wake cycles are harder to maintain if they are not exposed to daylight early in the day and sleep in a dark room at night,” McGowan says. “Even the colour of the light is important.

The human circadian system is more sensitive to the blue portion of the spectrum than other colours, so it may be beneficial to limit the blue content of lights used for illumination during the evening.” The bluer the light, the greater the stimulation to our circadian rhythms, Oberkircher says. “Your circadian system is quite biased to blue light – so exposing yourself to blue light at night will delay your sleep,” he adds. “The blue light will suppress melatonin in your system and make you more alert. So it’s best to limit your evening lighting to warmer-coloured light.”

The wavelength of visible light determines its colour and recent research has identified the impact from certain wavelengths. For example a study by the School of Psychology in Adelaide showed that the shorter wavelengths of 470, 497, and 525 nm showed the greatest melatonin suppression from 65% to 81%. It is important to manage certain wavelengths of the visible light spectrum at the right times in order to deliver effective bio-adaptive lighting.

The role of the colour of light is key to effective bio-adaptive lighting. In a study into lighting and clinical depression, people who were exposed to bright blue light for an hour each morning for just three weeks experienced more improvements in their depressive symptoms than the control group, which was exposed to red light. They also had increased levels of melatonin in the evening, which helps with sleep and regulating the internal body clock, and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Further, the improvements felt by the light-therapy group were comparable to those experienced by using antidepressant drugs4.

In another study exposure to blue LED was shown to affect sleep quality and median body temperature peak in Alzheimer’s disease patients. Median body temperature peak was delayed by approximately two hours after exposure to blue LEDs compared with exposure to red LEDs and sleep quality was improved. This pilot study demonstrated that light, especially LED lights can be an important contribution to helping such patients regulate their circadian functions5.

A study in the Netherlands found that increasing illuminance levels in schools at certain times and changing the colour temperature of the lights indicated a positive influence pupils’ concentration6. The Philips Schoolvision case study in Hamburg showed remarkable results from applying controllable adaptive lighting in a school environment and empowering the teachers with the ability to affect the lighting conditions. Reading speed increased by almost 35%, concentration improved dramatically and the frequency of errors dropped by almost 45%. Hyperactivity and aggression were also examined. Although the perceived reduction in aggression was not found to be significant, video evidence showed a distinct change in levels of hyperactivity. Observed hyperactivity was reduced by up to 76% when pupils were given a mathematical problem to solve under the Calm lighting scene, a figure that the baseline measurement and control group did not even come close to.

One of the more high profile examples is from NASA who is spending £7m to replace fluorescent lighting in the International Space Station with LEDs so that the colour, intensity and timing of lighting can be controlled to help astronauts sleep better and awake refreshed.

The Visible Light Spectrum Over the past decade, neuro-scientific research has uncovered the existence of a previously unknown non-visual optic pathway modulated by the substance melanopsin (which has a unique sensitivity to distinct parts of the visible light spectrum). Unlike other projections of the visual system, these pathways seem to play a minimal role in perception and processing of vision and image-formation; instead they have been found to be fundamentally responsible for entrainment and maintenance of circadian rhythms and other physiological functions. They also had increased levels of melatonin in the evening, which helps with sleep and regulating the internal body clock, and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Further, the improvements felt by the light-therapy group were comparable to those experienced by using antidepressant drugs4.

In another study exposure to blue LED was shown to affect sleep quality and median body temperature peak in Alzheimer’s disease patients. Median body temperature peak was delayed by approximately two hours after exposure to blue LEDs compared with exposure to red LEDs and sleep quality was improved. This pilot study demonstrated that light, especially LED lights can be an important contribution to helping such patients regulate their circadian functions5.

Bio-adaptive lighting in context

At work Perhaps the most important consideration for lighting in the workplace is the use of natural daylight, however many work environments rely on artificial light either wholly or partially. Here, the lighting should ideally be capable of delivering varying levels of illuminance and also colour, especially ranges of cool to warm whites and be subject to control systems capable of delivering bio-adaptive effects. In particular workers should be empowered with control over their own individual lighting as far as possible and where practical. The good news is that lights are becoming available for these purposes in standard office configurations and control systems such as amBX are capable of delivering bio-adaptive lighting effects as well as multi-faceted controls.

Lighting can energise working environments through increased illuminance and changes in colour temperature and when delivered at the right time of day can have a powerful impact on worker wellbeing and productivity.

At home

In addition to simple settings for comfort, reading etc. lighting can be used in many ways to deliver the benefits of bio-adaptive lighting in the home. With appropriate lighting fixtures and controls lighting that supports circadian rhythms can be used widely and products such as Philips Hue and Photonstar Halcyon are good examples of controllable colour-changing lighting that is available today.

Where there is a greater need for lighting to support medical conditions there are emerging solutions which offer sophisticated control capability which can support recommended treatment with light in the home.

Healthcare & wellbeing

Apart from the implications for the use of lighting to assist in treatments of certain conditions there are a number of real world examples where controllable and adaptive lighting has delivered significant benefits.

Sun-Light Solutions dealer ‘Little Islands’ is a driving force in providing support for dementia care. Their senior staff are highly experienced in both the design of dementia care environments and the provision of specialist equipment, including a Hi-Tech sensory room called the ‘LifeHouse’. LifeHouse is a self contained sensory room installed into care homes in the UK offering technology, including mood enhancing lighting, to aid calmness and inclusion but also offer LifeStory, a multimedia ‘life story’ of the dementia sufferers which allows them to reach back in time of happiness.

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Philips Helawell uses a combination of dynamic and intelligent white light and ambient colour light with patient and staff controls to deliver light that is tuned to support the biological clock and creates a pleasant ambience for patients and visitors, thus supporting the healing environment. The HealWell lighting solution resulted in:

• Improved patient and staff satisfaction

• Longer sleep duration for patients

• Shorter time to fall asleep for patients, enhanced mood of patients

A pilot at the NHS Rotherham hospital in UK showed that these kinds of benefits can be achieved for the same cost as lighting in a standard ward and with accompanying savings in energy and maintenance costs.

One study6 examined the effect of different illumination levels on pharmacists’ prescription-dispensing error rate and found that error rates were reduced when work-surface light levels were relatively high. This is consistent with findings from other settings that show that task performance improves with increased light levels. Task-related lighting settings and controls also clearly have a role to play in adapting lighting to improve outcomes.

There is no doubt that employing bio-adaptive lighting in healthcare has a beneficial effect for patients as well as staff. Improving light levels and empowering staff with control is a key factor in realising the benefits as well as introducing lighting that can support circadian rhythms.

Education Studies such as the Philips Schoolvision project have shown how bio-adaptive lighting can be used in schools with very positive outcomes, especially from the staff that were given control over the lighting. A further study in the Netherlands7 used different light scenes through the school day to support pupil’s rhythms and aid concentration on tasks:

 Energy setting. This setting is intended to be used to activate the pupils at the start of the day or after lunch. A cold “blue-rich” white light.

 Focus setting. This setting aids concentration during challenging tasks, such as exams and tests. A bright white light was used.

 Calm setting. This setting brings a relaxing ambience to support independent and collaborative learning. This delivered a white light with a warm, red colour tone.

Certain specialist in the UK have embraced the principle and taken it further with sensory environments designed for special needs education (SEN) which create a safe controllable space for calming and stimulating experiences. Learning opportunities are delivered in a totally immersive way involving lighting for people of different needs and abilities. These examples have shown that attention span, concentration and behaviour is significantly improved through the use of dedicated light settings. When designed for, and integrated into the school’s activity bio-adaptive lighting supports student activity in a very positive way.

Retail

Applying the principles of bio-adaptive lighting to the retail environment can bring a number of benefits for staff and shoppers alike. Lighting can be adapted to the time of day, season of the year and even the ambient daylight conditions without detraction from retail display. With LED lighting and new standards of control available today retailers can add the ability to change, adapt and improve their environments at the same time as they look to take advantage of the energy and running cost benefits of LED lighting.

Hospitality

Venues and hospitality facilities have much to gain from adopting bio-adaptive lighting. Apart from the ability to create the perfect ambience and have flexibility in the lighting system, consideration now has to be given to the power of lighting to influence emotion and visitors response to events.

8 Northumberland in London already promotes its ability to energise conference audiences and add impact to presentations with dynamic lighting effects. They even offer daylight underground as a way of keeping participants engaged throughout the day where there is no real daylight. The colours and movement of daylight are reproduced within the space in subtle ways which go unnoticed but support circadian rhythms.

Lighting is also used for combatting the effects of jetlag with introduction into hotels and even early attempts at managing the lighting in flight. The Hotel Rafayel in London offers jetlag recovery lighting in a number of rooms and 8 Northumberland have jetlag lighting scenes in their function rooms for use by delegates. The management of environments for maximum comfort and effect will include these aspects of lighting control in the hospitality sector as awareness increases and the cost and simplicity of implementation reduces.

Summary

The benefits of bio-adaptive lighting are becoming well defined and clearer and are applicable in many fields of lighting. Importantly, the advent of digital lighting and its inherent ability to deliver far greater levels of fine-grained control renders this capability at affordable and economic cost levels into many lighting installations today and we can expect this to extend to mass market and commodity-type lighting in the not too distant future.

Companies such as amBX need to be able to support the design and implementation of lighting which delivers the benefits that are clearly there for wellbeing, therapeutic and educational outcomes and productivity. The design and simplicity of lighting control will need to enable users to take real advantage of bio-adaptive lighting without technical and knowledge barriers getting in the way so that this powerful aspect of artificial lighting can become second nature when we think about lighting in our lives.

The technology and a lot of deep understanding is available today so all that remains is for everyone involved in lighting and with a desire to improve living, working caring and learning environments to embrace bio-adaptive lighting and seek how to improve our world.

If you would like to learn more, discuss any if the ideas and thoughts in this overview then please feel free to contact Sun-Light Solutions.

Sources & References:

1&4. Dr Mercola – Light Therapy Promising for Treating Major Depression, January 26, 2011 , Physorg January 7, 2011, Archives of General Psychiatry January 2011

2. Hathaway WE. A study into the effects of types of light on children -a case of daylight robbery. Retrieved 1 December 2010, from http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/obj/irc/doc/pubs/ir/ir659/ hathaway.pdf.

Rautkylä E, Puolakka M, Tetri E, Halonen L. Effects of correlated colour temperature and timing of light exposure on daytime alertnessin lecture environments. Journal of Light and Visual Environment 2010; 34: 59-68.

3. The Relative Merits of Lean, Enriched, and Empowered Offices: An Experimental Examination of the Impact of Workspace Management Strategies on Well-Being and Productivity. Craig Knight and S. Alexander Haslam, University of Exeter

5. Spectral Sensitivity of the Circadian System. Mariana G Figuerio, John D Bullough & Mark S Rea, Lighting Research Center, Rensslaer Institute Troy NY.

6. The Impact of Light on Outcomes in Healthcare Settings Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., Director of Research, The Center for Health Design

7. Lighting affects students’ concentration positively: Findings from three Dutch studies. P Sleegers, N Moolenaar Department of Organization and Management. University of Twente, M Galetzkab, Department of Consumer Psychology, University of Twente and B van der Zandenc, c Philips Lighting, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Infra-Red Heating Panel Details

Welltherm’s Infra-Red heaters delivers the warmth of the sun into your home.

The invisible and soothing waves of our infrared heaters are similar to the sunlight, which are absorbed by solid objects and released as heat into the room. This creates an even more comfortable temperature with optimum conditions for a healthy indoor climate.

As the room temperature seems warmer with infrared heaters by 3 to 4 ° C, you can set the thermostat of our infrared heater a few degrees lower than your conventional heating system and still have a nice warm home. You can customize the front face of the panel according to your taste making it undetectable since it adapts to the interior design of any room. You can have a mirror as the panel’s front face for your bathroom and the image of your preference for the living room – There are no boundaries in your imagination.

Appearance and functionality beyond any standards.

The functional design is the outstanding feature of Welltherm’s infrared heating panels. It integrates into any living environment and emphasizes your taste in interior design. Our heating systems combine all the positive characteristics of the infrared heating technology combined with elegance and your personal touch. Welltherm radiators enable cost-effective heating into a soothing, elegant and comfortable living room.

All operating and mounting elements which might interfere with the uniform appearance of the heating panel, are mounted at the back of the panel and the panel remains easy and comfortable to use. We would also be happy to calculate which heater sizes fit your individual needs.

Welltherm – much more than just wall heaters.

You decide for yourself whether you use your infrared wall heater as a decorative element or you want to discreetly integrate it into your interior design. In addition to the panel’s design features, the heating is unbeatable. Welltherm’s heating panels work with electricity and they have distinctive advantages compared to conventional radiators by using energy in an extremely efficient way.

Welltherm wall heaters reach a uniform surface temperature of up to 125 ° C thanks to its infrared technique and thus the heat is distributed evenly throughout the space, even in large rooms.

The high thermal capacity (up to 230 ° C) and longevity of the heat source can offer significant advantages over frequently used carbon or polyester heaters.

Low purchase price.
In combination with reduced energy consumption.

Easy installation and handling.
It can be installed and used in just in a few minutes. Also if you are moving to a new house is very simple to take it with you!

Small footprint.
Non-Pollutant and no CO2 emissions (with eco-current).

Low consumption.
Compared to other heating solutions and it may reduce your monthly cost by up to 60%. Running costs of a 600mm x600mm panel is 25p/8 hours use!

It is extremely fast.
You will be able to feel the warmth within the first 10 minutes!

Excellent support.
Five year guarantee but if something goes wrong with your panel we will replace it for free!

No maintenance costs.
There is nothing else except electricity that your panel needs, in order to keep working in full capacity.

Customizable.
You can create a panel, which matches your taste and fits perfectly in your living or working area.

Comfortable indoor climate.
It is excellent for people with allergies and it keeps the walls mold-free.

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Infra-Red Panel sizes and finishes

The functional design is the outstanding feature of Welltherm’s infrared heating panels. It integrates into any living/working environment and emphasizes your taste in interior design. Our heating systems combine all the positive characteristics of the infrared heating technology combined with elegance and your personal touch. Welltherm radiators enable cost-effective heating into a soothing, elegant and comfortable living/working space..

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Standard finish is Black or White – Framed or Unframed.

Crystal Glass Matt Black or White – Framed or Unframed.

Mirror Finish – Framed or Unframed.

Ral Colour of your choioce – Framed or Unframed.

Image of Your Choice Framed or Unframed.

Panel: Dimensions (mm) Wattage (W) Voltage (V) Temperature (C) Weight (Kg)

A1 – 600 x 600mm 370w 230v 125c temp 10kg
A2 – 900 x 600mm 575w 230v 125c temp 14.4kg
A3 – 1200 x 600mm 780w 230v 125c temp 18.6kg
A4 – 1500 x 600mm 1000w 230v 125c temp 23.2kg
B1 – 900 x 400mm 360w 230v 125c temp 10kg
B2 – 1500 x 400mm 625w 230v 125c temp 16kg

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Heatsphere.

The stylish Infrared Heatspheres are more than just decorative features for your lobby, reception, gallery, Café, Bar or high-ceiling rooms. Thanks to the evenly heated lower hemisphere, they are a 360° indoor Infra-Red heating solution.

The Heatsphere combines a pleasant, 360° warmth with unique interior design whilst being extremely economical. The spheres can be painted or as standard in high gloss white, complete with steel string and mounting plate to ensure secure fixings.

Sphere details – 500mm diameter, 800w 230v 140c temp 7kg

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Infra-Red Heating Panels

The world’s most cost effective, stylish and healthy heating solution!

Experience it, with cusomisable Infrared Heating technology brought to you by Sun-Light Solutions Ltd.

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Designed and manufactured in Germany with technological excellence and precision in mind whilst being one of the most efficient and economical forms of heating.

Running costs of a 600mm x 600mm panel is 25p per eight hour of use!

The functional design is the outstanding feature of Welltherm’s infra-Red heating panels. They integrate into any environment by mounting onto a wall like a picture or indeed into the ceiling and emphasize your taste in interior design. The heating systems combine all the positive characteristics of the infrared heating technology combined with elegance and your personal touch.

Welltherm radiators enable cost-effective heating into a soothing, elegant and comfortable living/work space, simply connect to the mains electric or interface with home/business automation systems.

For use in the home, office, school, University, bar, club, cafe, restaurant, garage, workshop, canteen, saunas, gym, boat/marine, shop, sports hall, care homes, hotel rooms, halls of residence, church, garden room, home office, corridors, reception areas – Any room/space that requires warming.

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amBX apps

Full control in your hands! 

The unique amBX technology allows for new levels of user interface design with the capability to make complex and difficult-to-use lighting control a thing of the past. Controls are delivered for one space as touchscreen apps for tablet PCs with a Master Control system resident on the system server. The apps can be configured for the venue and customised to the Light-Scenes required in the space.

Where the amBX solution is controlling lights as either multiple circuits or multiple spaces, Sun-Light Solutions offer bespoke control apps, which can be branded for the client and created to control up-to 32 spaces or circuits, with space/circuit selection, independent brightness & saturation control plus Light Scene selection and RGB colour wheel for selecting just the right colour.

The system is flexible enough to suit all projects and can be fully customised for special requirements.

amBX Colourscaper 

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https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ambx-colourscaper/id786149174?mt=8

The Colourscaper App offers complete control of lighting in each space. The main functions are:

Light-Scene selection: a single touch will smoothly transition the lighting from the current Light-Scene to the one selected.

Colour Selection: the colour palette of each Light-Scene can be easily changed in seconds from the pre-set colour library, a full colour picker or even the exact colour reference data.

Brightness & Saturation: simple slider controls to get the light levels just right.

Update Light-Scenes: the Colourscaper will synchronise to the Light-Scenes installed in the Light-Scene Engine in order to keep up-to-date with any changes made to the installation.

amBX Live

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The amBX Live App allows the space to be easily set up by selecting colours for different parts of the room or area. The screen represents the floor layout of the room and, for example, by simply clicking in the right-hand corner you have control of the lighting in the right-hand corner of the real room.

Click and drag to move the colour around and the effects appear in real time in the real room to allow rapid ambience creation for the right effect every time.

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amBX Control

Full control in your hands!

The unique amBX technology allows for new levels of user interface design with the capability to make complex and difficult-to-use lighting control a thing of the past. Controls are delivered as touchscreen apps for PC’s, smartphones and tablet PCs with a Master Control system resident on the system server. The apps can be configured for the venue and customised to the Light-Scenes required in each space. For example, some clients prefer to limit the control from one app to a single space, whereas others prefer multiple spaces to be controllable from within a single app.

The system is flexible enough to suit all projects and can be fully customised for special requirements.

Designed to control whole projects but also for easy integration

amBX Light-Scene Engine can manage complete lighting control over any installation from a few fixtures to thousands of lights. Its unique architecture allows it to manage up to 32 spaces with up to 27 independent zones within each space, so a total of 864 zones and with any number of lights within each zone. amBX Light-Scene Engine is designed for connection to other systems and devices which have a role to play in the management of lighting in the building or project, for example sensors for presence detection or daylight measurement and also automation and building control systems. Light-Scene Engine has an http IP protocol which is available for installers and integrators and can also be used for managing and configuring bespoke requirements, which makes it widely compatible with other third party systems and devices such as the recent creations of AMX, Control4, Crestron, DemoPad, Lutron Homeworks QS, Savant control modules, SLS bespoke apps. Coming soon (October 2016), integration to Amazon Echo for voice recognition control of scene selection.

Light-Scene Manager – the complete set up and management tool for Light-Scene Engine

The Light-Scene Manager software is used during the installation of Light-Scene Engine and for in-life management of the installation over any changes or updates required.  Its main functions are:

Fixture Setup: rapid configuration of the spaces, zones and locations for all the lighting fixtures in the installation

Light-Scene Setup: selection of all the Light-Scenes required for the project.

Schedule: setup a timed schedule for Light-Scenes for each area

Settings: brightness and saturation settings

Light-Scene Manager can be used for remote setup of Light-Scene Engine over a web-connected network

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amBX Light-Scenes

amBX Light-Scenes simplify complex lighting control

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Light-Scenes are collections of settings and parameters for determining exactly the right lighting experience required. From simple static lighting to the most dynamic and interactive experience, an amBX Light-Scene ensures consistency of experience in every amBX controlled installation. Light-Scenes manage the colour, location, movement, brightness and all dynamic aspects of lighting. They can be pre-defined or they can change dynamically in response to external triggers such as sensors, audio or video input and also from controls within the amBX apps. In this way Light-Scenes deliver powerful and comprehensive control yet are very easy and flexible to use, and there’s no programming required. Bespoke Light-Scenes can be created for projects.

Download amBX Light Scenes here

Ambient Light-Scenes manage the lighting in each space and any requirements for colour, colour changing, movement, direction and brightness.

Audio Light-Scenes react dynamically and in real time to sound input, such as music, to turn the whole space into the experience

Video Light-Scenes react in real time to any video image to extend the experience beyond the screen, adding impact and immersion.

amBX Light-Scene Engine has a standard capability to run any one of twenty four chosen Light-Scenes in each individul space within an installation. Many differing Light-Scenes are available from the Light-Scene library on the amBX website and can also be designed to bespoke requirements.

Popular ambient Light-Scenes are as follows: Fireflies, Fire, Halogen, Candlelight, Sunrise, Sunset, Morning Sun, Afternoon Sun, Sunset, Houselights.

Popular Audio to Light-Scenes are as follows: Disco, Romance, RnB, Swing, Salsa, Audio Slices.

Popular Video to Light-Scenes are as follows: Dynamic, Film, Film Magic, Movie Magic, Gaming.

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Meeting Room Solution

Stylish office RGB lighting.

SLS Curve 165 LED Lighting Profile.

1500mm Wire suspended lighting profile engineered in flat extruded aluminum complete with rounded ends. A 1200mm cut out machined with curved ends to match and fitted with a low energy 18W RGB LED fixture hidden behind a low glare control optic which offers minimal light loss. Continue reading

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DMX Drivers.

High PWM frequency output for flicker free RGB lighting.

Typically located in the control rack the SLS 8 Way DMX-PWM Driver for driving the DMX signal from the amBX or other control device. With a 5 year warranty for peace of mind.

Running either 12v or 24v RGB Flex then the perfect eight point compass point set up of amBX can be achieved.

The driver can drive alternative fixtures and can receive other DMX signals. The fixture will connect via the Phoenix connectors, DMX signal connects via RJ45 in & out or 3 pin DMX with DMX loop the same.

The product requires the correct power supply for the amount of light it is driving.

Please call for advice.

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High PWM frequency output for flicker free RGBW lighting.

Typically located in the control rack the SLS 8 Way DMX-PWM Driver for driving the DMX signal from the amBX or other control device. With a 5 year warranty for peace of mind.

Running either 12v or 24v four channel RGBW Flex then the perfect eight point compass point set up of amBX can be achieved.

The driver can drive alternative fixtures and can receive other DMX signals. The fixture will connect via the Phoenix connectors, DMX signal connects via RJ45 in & out or 3 pin DMX with DMX loop the same.

The product requires the correct power supply for the amount of light it is driving.

Please call for advice.

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Input signal DMX512/RDM
Input voltage DC12V~DC24V
Max load current 3A ×32CH   Max. 96A
Max output power (0~36W…72W) x32CH Max.2304W
DMX512 socket XLR-3, XLR-5, RJ45, Green terminal
Control mode DIM/CT/RGB/RGBW
DIM Curve 0.1~9.9
Gray scale level 8bit(256 levels)/16bit(65536 levels)
Photoelectric Isolation Yes
Working temperature -30℃~65℃
Dimension L300×W122×H39(mm)
Package Size L309×W127×H41(mm)
Weight (G.W) 1050g

 

 

 

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LED Flat Panel LED Light 36W.

LED Flat Panel LED White & RGB Light 36W.

The 600x600mm 36w Flat LED Panel Light is an excellent fitting with a fantastic light output and atheistically pleasing for many applications. They can be easily installed directly into a modular fitting, suspended ceiling or suspended from a ceiling to brighten up any work environment, with several colour temperatures to choose from to suit any mood.

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Expertly diffused to prevent glare, its soft light spreads evenly around a room. By replacing a fluorescent fitting with this product you’re not only saving up to 50 per cent in electricity but you are also saving on maintenance costs as they have a lifespan of 30,000 hours.

RGB versions are now available, so your lighting can be any colour you would like.

Due to their ease of installation within the amBX system, beautiful light output and sufficient savings, these fixtures are a must for your projects.

Life Span 35,000 Hours – Wattage 36W – Working Voltage 36-42V DC.
Dimensions – 598mm x 598mm x 11.8mm – Beam Angle 120?
Colour Temperature – Cool White 5900K – Natural White – 4000K – Warm White – 3000K – RGB.
Lumens Cool White – 2357lm – Natural White – 2312lm – Warm White – 2127m.
Material – Aluminium Alloy Frame – Net Weight 3.75kg – IP Rating 20 – Operational Temperature -20 to 40ºC – Frequency 50 Hz.
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Mini Groove 3 RGB & Warm White Feature spot light.

Mini Groove 3.

Beautifully designed and crafted in the UK by Sun-Light Solutions, the Mini Groove 3 RGB LED fixture is turned out of HE30 aircraft grade aluminum with fantastic groove detailing. Weighing in at a mere 70g and measuring 40mm long and 30mm diameter, this is perfect to disguise anywhere offering extremely high output from a tiny device. With a 28deg beam angle and housings available in any RAL colour of choice.

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Groove 3’s are perfect for creating ambient or mood lighting for any environment, be that at home, in a bar, restaurant, club or hotel. Perfect also for creating a relaxed atmosphere such as down time in education, averting crisis moments with students and adults alike. The product would also suit the health market, such as spas, therapy rooms, dentist, doctors and hospitals – creating calm by the use of light, indoors or outdoors. With adjustable mount bracket for simple installation. Supplied with a sealed 1m cat5 terminated cable, which can be extended to suit the installation..

The fixture can be wirelessly controlled by various technologies including iOS and Android devices, sophisticated DMX control systems such as the amBX Lights-Scene Engine or stand-alone solutions.

Running at 6.6w from a 350mA or colour changing at 700mA constant current driver the light output is unbelievable.

The Mini Groove 3 will deliver quality lighting for an anticipated 50,000 hours of constant use at which point the unit will typically lower to around 80% of its brightness.

Mini Groove WW

Also available is the Mini Groove WW – Beautifully designed and crafted in the UK by Sun-Light Solutions, the Mini Groove 3 is turned out of HE30 aircraft grade aluminium with fantastic groove detailing. The 2.2w Warm white LED weighs in at a mere 70g and measuring 40mm long and 30mm diameter, this is perfect to disguise anywhere offering extremely high output from a tiny device. With a beam angle choice of 10, 28 & 40 deg. Housings available in any RAL colour of choice and an adjustable mount bracket for simple installation. Supplied with a sealed 1m cat5 terminated cable, which can be extended to suit the installation.

The fixture can be wirelessly controlled by various technologies including iOS and Android devices, sophisticated DMX control systems such as the amBX Lights-Scene Engine or stand-alone solutions.

Running at 2.2w from a 700mA constant current driver the light output is beautiful.

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Groove 4 RGBW Spot Light.

SLS Groove 4 feature spot light.

Beautifully designed and crafted in the UK by Sun-Light Solutions, the Groove 4 is turned out of HE30 aircraft grade steel with fantastic groove detailing and available in any RAL colour of choice.

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Using the latest Osram Oslon RGBW LED’s and sealed Carlco Optics 17deg lens, this fixture offers perfectly smooth and flicker free lighting for many environments. The RGB&W removes the need to produce a white light from RGB as the fourth channel is white allowing just the white light to operate. An optional frosted lens could be fitted offering a 28deg beam angle.

The compact design – 82mm long by 60mm diagonal and weighing 490g being perfectly balanced on the marine grade, stainless steel adjustable mount facility which allows for extremely easy installation. The Groove 4 is supplied with a sealed 2m cat5 terminated cable, which can be extended to suit the installation.

The fixture at 9w on full can be driven by a 700mA constant current driver plus power supply with 2.4v for red and 3.4v for green, blue & white and be wirelessly controlled by various technologies including iOS and Android devices, sophisticated DMX control systems such as the amBX Light-Scene Engine or stand-alone solutions.

The Groove 4 will deliver quality lighting for an anticipated 50,000 hours of constant use at which point the unit will typically lower to around 80% of its brightness.

Groove 4’s are perfect for creating ambient or mood lighting for any environment, be that at home, in a bar, restaurant, club or hotel. Perfect also for creating a relaxed atmosphere such as down time in education, averting crisis moments with students and adults alike. The product would also suit the health market, such as spas, therapy rooms, dentist, doctors and hospitals – creating calm by the use of light, indoors or outdoors.

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RGB/RGBW LED Flex.

Accent lighting for:

Residential hallways; reception rooms; bedrooms; kitchens; media rooms and cinema rooms.

Feature lighting for the hospitality market in: bars; restaurants; clubs; champagne bars; hotel rooms and pool rooms.

Ambient lighting for the corporate sector in: boardrooms; reception areas; meeting rooms; marketing suites and chill out zones.

Also used in Sensory rooms.

Specification:

24v DC – SMD 5050 – 60 LED’s per Meter – 14.4 Watts per Meter – 10mm Wide – Pitch 16mm – Cut at every 100mm – Epoxy coated for protection/cleaning and self adhesive for easy installation.

Custom Lengths prepared with heat-shrink cable connectors and terminated with XLR’s.

Aluminum extrusion available in various lengths with either clear of frosted cover – 10mm wide to ensure your LED flex runs are installed neatly and securely.

Either single or multiple DMX Drivers with PSU’s available.

Please call/email with your project details, we will be delighted to assist.

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Translucent Lighting Feature walls and ceilings.

Create stunning & lasting lighting features.

Available from Sun-Light Solutions the fantastic range of translucent stretch material allows for perfect light diffusion. The membrane allows approximately 85% of the light to pass through as diffused light. With careful use of lights, stunning effects can be achieved. Any light source can be used from standard fluorescent tubes to cold cathode tubes or the modern intelligent LED lights. The light effect is limited only by the imagination of the lighting designer and the complexity of the light controller.

Fixed colours can easily be achieved, as can colour mixing, fading, scrolling, and image reproduction in the form of rear projection.

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When used in conjunction with amBX lighting technology such as the image above, which was installed by Sun-Light Solutions dealer Saville Audio Visual into a Boardroom that duals as a Telepresence room. Initially this wall can be the perfect colour blue as the backdrop for high end Video Conferencing delivering near TV Studio quality images but can be any colour to coordinate with the clients in the room. Offer subtle ambient room lighting such as a warm white on a cold day or a nice mix of colours slowly moving in the background or reacting to music and indeed to the presentation content.

The image below shows a translucent lighting feature that rises up a staircase wall then gracefully curves over and follows the ceiling along overhead and is absolutely mesmerising. The amBX Light-Scene Engine drives the coloured lights allowing for static colours of choice, fabulous ambient Light-Scenes and lights reacting to the music being played.

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The next image is a bespoke glazed panel over an opening in a book case, the panel is lit internally with RGB flex. The glazed panel offers a beautifully diffused lighting feature.

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Bespoke Furniture.

Elegant, contemporary and traditional bespoke furniture for the home media lounge, home cinema to corporate boardrooms, meeting rooms, video conference, TelePrescence suites and reception areas. To include: tables; desks; credenzas; media walls; storage; cabinets plus a range of seating to suit.

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Sun-Light Solutions offer initial concept consultation, through to design drawings, project management and on-site installation.

All work is carried out by time served craftsmen using the latest CNC machinery. Designed and built in the UK and can be delivered anywhere.

CAD drawings would be created prior to manufacture and concept sketches can be created at a small cost (refunded from purchase invoice).

Typically the furniture is manufactured from wood, using high quality veneers however Corian can be used and formed to create ultra-modern and colourful solutions. Plus laminates, glass, plastics and metal . Other styles include contemporary painted finishes and bespoke special effects. All furniture is sympathetically manufactured with modern Audio Visual requirements in mind whilst being extremely functional and pleasing to the eye.

LED Lighting and control can also be included to create drama, intrigue and impact.

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amBX Light-Scene Engine

amBX Lighting Control from Sun-Light Solutions.
Setting new standards of intelligent lighting control for today’s most demanding projects. amBX Light-Scene Engine, the IP based, multi-room lighting control engine has been designed and developed to transport intelligent and intuitive lighting control to new levels. Continue reading