Jelly Fish light
By Iestyn Davis
Dome is about 250 mm across ; anticipated length about 750 mm Blown Glass
Lighting Designer iestyn Davies is using Bruntnell Astley to launch his new range of energy efficient Jellyfish Lights, a radical concept in lighting design for the home environment. Using the latest LED technology, these totally unique lighting sculptures utilise hand formed blown and sculpted hot glass, fibre optics and a myriad of mica flakes encapsulated within the glass, to capture the essence of these beautiful and mesmerising sea forms.
There is a noticeable trend for professionals seeking to develop and build their own home to look beyond energy efficient light bulbs to help comply with new legislation and guidelines on building an eco-friendly home. Many people are just getting to grips with LED technology, specifying the new breed of energy efficient bulbs wherever possible, in order to minimise their impact on the environment and to further comply with the new part L of the 2010 building regulations.
There is simply not much choice available for low energy lighting for special areas of the home, such as a striking atrium or staircase feature, but a specialist company such as iestyns' Contemporary Chandelier Company can provide numerous options. For the last twelve years iestyn has concentrated on combining LEDs with specialist glass and acrylics to produce a wide range of highly aesthetic lighting that is far more sculptural than pedestrian.
The Contemporary Chandelier Company has now shown its unique range of work for two years running at Grand Designs Live, the only Interior show they exhibit their work at each year. These shows have proven invaluable in the company’s development; apart from providing a fantastic platform for the public to see their designs and meet the designer, they also provide feedback allowing the development of new trends.
The Jellyfish Lights are the result of numerous meetings with potential clients; they fit into a previously under-developed market niche, namely the luxury bespoke market, where the end user can not only contribute to the design of the end product but can also control their own light-show seamlessly with Radio Frequency technology, selecting a huge number of parameters that allow full control of the lighting even down to dimming on specific colours. These forms have been developed to be used singly as individual statements or one can even design a whole shoal to swim down through an atrium or staircase.