Architectural LED lighting


Architectural lighting enhances architecture by defining a building’s design and function. It brings to life the aesthetics and improves the ergonomic aspects of the space.

Architectural lighting also addresses the energy efficiencies of the building which is why architectural LED lighting, with its eco-credentials, has become so widely used.

LED architectural lighting

The versatility of LED architectural lighting design allows for the creation of concepts that transform the user experience of buildings, both internally and externally. LED architectural lighting has many benefits over other types of lighting.

Some of those benefits are:

Environmental impact

LED architectural lighting is energy efficient and significantly reduces a building’s carbon footprint, in some cases by as much as 70%.

Cost and durability

LED lighting lasts much longer than standard lighting and therefore is replaced less often, which makes it a cost-effective investment.

Natural light

Architectural lighting is often designed to replicate natural light indoors. LED lighting achieves this much more effectively than standard lighting.

LED architectural lighting is available in different formats, for example:

  • - Bulbs
  • - Linear LED systems
  • - LED lamps
  • - Under cabinet lights
  • - Wall lights
  • - Low level orientation
  • - LED backlights
  • - Gypsum lights

Modern LED lighting for architecture

Modern LED lighting for architecture

Modern LED lighting trends for architecture are heading firmly in the direction of ‘bold’!

Architectural LED chandeliers are a far cry from traditional, extravagant chandeliers. Chic, modern LED chandeliers are more sculptural and industrial. With bold yet simplistic design, architectural LED chandeliers make a design statement in rooms where it is not the primary source of lighting.

Geometric and essential shapes are trending in LED lighting for architecture. Whether recessed or suspended, geometric LED lighting is a stunning talking point for any gathering. They’re versatile too as they don’t look out of place in either traditional or contemporary buildings.

Smart lighting is the trailblazer of modern lighting trends, instigated by the use of LED fixtures. Being able to control lighting from a device gives users complete control over the lighting’s temperature, colour and dim. This can be essential for facilitating certain activities in the room.

Upcycled lighting is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials and raw organic resources into architectural lighting. Recycled wood and metal is being repurposed in designs for architectural LED lighting while LED-powered lamps are being used as homes for mini hanging gardens.

LED lighting project: Holloways of Ludlow

Detail Lighting recently undertook a project for Kitchens by Holloways in Ludlow which required zoned lighting to illuminate specific areas of the showroom, and different lighting scenes for morning and evening to allow the client to present the showroom effectively at all times.

We installed the Cortes 48v system which is a low voltage track system: the slimmest linear system on the market, with digital smart dimming controls.


LED lighting project Holloways of Ludlow

To create the illusion of height in the area, hidden linear lighting was installed. We used the Volans trimless LED linear lighting and Volans tunable white linear LED lighting which is ideal for long runs, fully dimmable and matched with many profiles.

Casambi wireless, Bluetooth lighting controls provided a single point for adjusting and dimming each of the 19 circuits rather than using numerous dimmers.

Can we help?

For a no-obligation chat about your architectural LED lighting requirements, please contact us using our online form, by email at, or by calling 01908 613256.