About

THE VISION

Room overlooking bay lighting by LA Lounge lighting architects

Our mission is simple: to enhance the experience of a home and create the desired mood in a highly energy efficient manner.

Our experience in lighting design and technical lighting installation over the last decade shows that lighting is an often overlooked aspect of the construction design process.

Instead of over-lighting which results in higher installation and running costs as well as lack of atmosphere, we view effective lighting design like a beautiful painting with the ability to influence moods, perspectives and energy levels.

Everything is about light. And the lighting.

A DISTINCTIVE APPROACH

With our vertically integrated structure (meaning we do it all ourselves, by the way) we stay clear of the architectural lighting industry’s markups and middlemen.

We’ve put ourselves and our heart and souls into the design and delivery to support you and your creative direction.

In short: we can design and deliver the most distinctive and unique quality experience in every single project with the greatest attention to detail at every single touch point.

Our lighting design principles:

  • To design the lighting so that it becomes part of the fabric of the building; to ensure that it is aesthetically timeless.
  • To light creatively by layering lighting with a mixture of lighting techniques so that there’s just the right combination of function and aesthetics.
  • To create a variety of moods in every room with the lighting system.
multi application

LIGHTING DOES NOT HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT

Bronte house lighting by LA Lounge

Lighting is not just about function. It’s an artful combination of function and aesthetics.

Lighting is primarily about the effect (rather than the fitting) with a few key pieces of feature lighting for decorative purposes

Lighting design is intentional. It’s a second chance to design a space. A room can take on a completely different feel with different lighting.

Lighting design especially for one’s home is a very personal endeavour taking into account individual lifestyle preferences, taste and budget. People describe the way they live in detail to us – everything from where they leave the keys and mail when they come in to where they will entertain and relax, activities for different spaces, where they put the collectibles for show or private enjoyment, whole rooms dedicated to pass times like music rooms, libraries, dance studios, art rooms…it’s intimate and very personal.

Lighting designs need to be flexible. It’s difficult to imagine in 3D form from a 2D plan. It’s not until the walls start going up that you are able to truly engage with the space, the flow of the area and what your requirements will be day to day, season to season. This is where the site visit is crucial to understanding the architecture and whether any new design elements need to be taken into consideration to get the best results.

OUR TEAM

SUSAN STOKES

Director/Lighting Engineer and Designer

B.Int. Bus, Grad. Cert. Des. Sc Illum Design. Company founder with 13 years experience in lighting design. Previously a fully qualified home automation systems designer and programmer.

GLENN STOKES

Director/Designer/Technical Sales

Over 30 years experience in electrical home automation & lighting designing. Qualified electrical contractor & automator.

MARI

Lighting Designer

9 year experience in industrial designing.
Degree in Product Design.

TRACEY

Consultant

Consultant on all all aspects of the business including office administration and accounts.

CAROLINE

Lighting Design Trainee

BOBBY LEE

Company Mascot

house with indoor lighting designed

We were brought in on a project in Ashfield where there had been on-going issues with dimming the lighting on a leading edge automation system. Other lighting “experts” had tried and despite the time and expense, were unsuccessful and their recommendation was to change the entire automation system at a cost of $8,000.00. Glenn went on site with our sample globes and drivers (which have been extensively tested in other similar projects) and solved the problem immediately. The client went on to view other products from our range and updated their lighting with the LA Lounge Edge range at a much reduced cost of $1,500 that improved the overall look and feel. We work with electricians all the time on similar issues that crop up, even with some of the most expensive, big name brands in the market. Our products work. It can be that simple.

A client came in with a very expensive quote from another big name brand in the architectural lighting space. The existing lighting needed to be replaced due to the close proximity to the ocean as salty sea air had corroded the light fittings. The changeover meant that the ceiling would need to be patched extensively and new holes cut. Along with the update the client also wanted a more efficient LED system. We recommended using our in-set plaster Confidential range as gypsum does not corrode and is perfect for beachfront locations. The client loved the fact that the lights appeared to be moulded out of the ceiling and would not date the architecture. We re-worked the layout so that less lights were needed thereby reducing the lighting and electrical installation costs considerably. It IS possible to create a result that is not only practical and functional given the environment, but also stylish and aesthetically timeless. We do it all the time. Our products have been designed with that timeless elegance in mind.

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