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.

The huge central fitting in the Arab Hall was restored and lights put back into the bird’s beaks where Lord Leighton had originally put them. One high dish in the fitting has concealed LED lights which make the dome glow.

The huge central fitting in the Arab Hall was restored and lights put back into the bird’s beaks where Lord Leighton had originally put them. One high dish in the fitting has concealed LED lights which make the dome glow.