We Love Light!
That pretty much sums up everything we do...
We love photons and things that emit them. We love surfaces that light reflects off. We love your eyes.
newillusions is dedicated to working with light in all its forms.
From traditional light sources, to LED displays and projection or integrating / emulating natural light.
We believe in creating New Illusions.
If you need some art and technology in lighting your project, you're in the right place.
"like making music for your eyes."
Light is fundamental to how most of us experience the world around us.
Light plays a part in everything we see, from interior design to paintings and photographs.
In the same way as a painter approaches a canvass, we treat each project as a work of art.
Just as each song needs the appropriate instruments to create its unique sound, lighting designs require carefully selected fixtures, beam angles and control systems to provide the best results.
Pablo Picasso said "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" and we couldn't agree more.
Art helps punctuate our life with moments of beauty and wonderment. Life without art is grey and monotonous.
And really, who wants that?
We believe in bringing art into our everyday lives, weather that's spectacular media facades and concerts or perfectly balanced lights in a café or bar there are always opportunities to make things look more beautiful.
It's only 10 years since the first iPhones were released, and now we can hardly exist without them...
Lighting is in a similar situation now with much of the control and programming that's been used for years in entertainment fields beginning to creep into more traditional installations.
Lighting design doesn't necessarily have to change significantly to accommodate these new technologies, however additional control and interactivity can have huge benefits on lighting systems.
From Smart lighting through to Human Centric Lighting the benefits range from reduced usage and running costs to supporting physical conditions and improving sleep patterns.
The science is fast and deeply involved and that's our forte!
We exist in the spaces where light, art and technology overlap and fuse into new and exciting creations.
Where the three concepts come together is our home address.
Our reason for doing what we do is to push boundaries and re-imagine existing concepts.
Lighting design is evolving into a new creature that no longer survives with basic circuits and switching.
Be they reactive, interactive or simply dimmed to the point of perfection, our designs and systems have a life of their own.
Specialist Lighting Systems
In our quest to undertand everything possible about light and lighting, we have picked up a few extra skills and fields of expertise along the way. We're happy to be able to offer an extended range of services based on our wide scope of interest in lighting systems. We are continually expanding our fields of study, so this list is bound to grow over time. Be sure to check back every now and then to see where our latest offerings are!
We are also more than happy to provide these services as specialist consultants to other design firms at any time.
Lighting shouldn't be stale and static. The world around us isn't, so why should our everyday environments be?
Really, it's all about control. With just a few tweaks to a system or design, it's possible for interior spaces to emulate what is happening in their local environment. This provides a greater connection to our world, an improved sense of wellbeing and some studies suggest other measurable health benefits.
From simple concepts like subtly changing colour during the course of the day though to more complex ideas where we emulate sunlight through leaves on a tree with real time wind sensors, the possiblities are almost endless.
This is one of the most exciting developments in modern lighting systems and is rapidly being incorporated into projects around the world. Similar systems are also being implimented in schools and hospitals around the world with impressive results. Human Centric Lighting falls under this category as well, with more of a focus on people and their natual circadian rhythm [sleep/wake cycles] and how this relates to the qualities and intensities of light at different times of the day. These concepts are also at the core of progressive building practises such as the WELL standard.
Our thoughts on the Past, Present and Future of Lighting