LIGHT­ING FOR FUN – AND PEACE OF MIND

Long­ing to add that fin­ish­ing touch with new out­door light­ing but wor­ried about trail­ing ca­bles, hard to reach bulbs or find­ing a de­sign you love? We find out how modern light­ing is chang­ing ev­ery­thing – with the team from Norfolk Light­ing Co.

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FOR­GET blaz­ing se­cu­rity lights which have you squint­ing and blink­ing as soon as you ar­rive home, or don’t turn on at all un­til sev­eral sec­onds af­ter you need them, or which au­to­mat­i­cally turn on and off so reg­u­larly it’s clear you’re not home. To­day’s light­ing can be as sub­tle or as ob­vi­ous as you like, say Norfolk Light­ing Co own­ers So­phie and Iain Ames.

Based at Taver­ham Craft Cen­tre, Norfolk Light­ing Co has a rich and var­ied dis­play of out­door light­ing, from stand alone lanterns which are garden fea­tures in them­selves to wall lights and un­ob­tru­sive se­cu­rity light­ing.

“We have set it up in an out­door en­vi­ron­ment so peo­ple can get a true pic­ture of how it will look at home,” says Iain.

“I be­lieve we have one of the pre­mier dis­plays for out­side light­ing in Norfolk,” he adds.

The team is ex­pert at us­ing light­ing to cre­ate fea­tures and fo­cal points for clients’ homes and gar­dens, from up­light­ing a house façade to il­lu­mi­nat­ing drive­ways, gar­dens and gates.

Iain’s 23 years ex­pe­ri­ence as an elec­tri­cal con­trac­tor – and as Norfolk Trusted Traders and in­dus­try NICEIC ap­proved – means the com­pany is renown for of­fer­ing a com­plete be­spoke in­stal­la­tion ser­vice too, whether clients want to sim­ply up­date ex­ist­ing light­ing or re­think their en­tire light­ing in­doors and out.

“We can do what­ever is re­quired,” says Iain, which in­cludes en­sur­ing the power sup­ply is suit­able and ev­ery­thing is cor­rectly in­stalled to IEE reg­u­la­tions. He says ex­ter­nal light­ing is now af­ford­able and ac­ces­si­ble to all. “LED tech­nol­ogy ad­vances have driven down the cost and peo­ple are more pre­pared to have their lights on for ex­tended / per­ma­nent du­ra­tions both for se­cu­rity and aes­thetic en­hance­ment. Low en­ergy bulbs used to be aw­ful, they were large and highly unattrac­tive, now they are any­thing we need them to be, the ad­vances are huge and on­go­ing,” says Iain.

He says there is par­tic­u­larly de­mand from cus­tomers keen to re­place their old halo­gen flood­lights with more ef­fec­tive, ef­fi­cient, re­li­able and at­trac­tive light­ing.

These in­clude colour chang­ing light­ing and in­door and out­door light­ing that can be turned on with a smart phone or tablet, from any­where.

It means lights can be switched on and off whether the home­owner is nearby, head­ing home - or in an­other coun­try. “It’s great peace of mind and se­cu­rity,” adds So­phie. Norfolk Light­ing Co of­fers a full range of in­door and out­door light­ing and ser­vices in­clud­ing light­ing con­sul­ta­tion, elec­tri­cal de­sign and in­stal­la­tion, CCTV and se­cu­rity sys­tems, so­lar PV in­stal­la­tion, light­ing con­trol and elec­tri­cal test and in­spec­tion ser­vices.

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