Sutton Vane Associates were commissioned to light Leighton House in exactly the way it had been lit in 1896. In 1895 Lord Leighton commissioned a series of photographs of the interiors. The new lighting also had to be able to show the house off and to provide bright modern levels for events which provide valuable income. No modern equipment is visible anywhere. The scheme can deliver historically accurate light levels or, at the touch of a hidden button, the house can become brighter and hidden spotlights show off the architectural marvels and even the decorative pool.
Winner of the Heritage Lighting Design Award 2011.