Creating curved lighting fixtures – the bending machine

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By: Kemps

Creating curved lighting fixtures

Here at Kemps, we design and build architectural lighting products for hospitality, retail, and commercial sectors across the globe from our factory based in Leeds, UK. When lighting designers and architects come to us with complex schemes, we rise to the challenge.

We have the skills and experience to know exactly how best to achieve the desired effect whilst keeping it within budget. Creating bespoke lighting is something our design and production team have immersed themselves in, over many accumulative years.

Our factory is around 14,000sq ft in size and we can accommodate most projects with our flexible production process. We adapt very quickly to new projects with unique manufacturing challenges.

Bending the rules of design

Linear lighting forms the centre of many commercial lighting schemes. Designers are increasingly looking to create soft, yet striking curves of light that flow through buildings, rather than simple straight lines.

To support client designs and meet the regulations on lux levels and energy consumption, we use specialist machinery.

We recently invested in a state-of-the-art bending machine for our engineering department. It means our skilled engineers can precision shape all types of profiles and metals. As a proud British manufacturer, we’re excited to bring this service inhouse.

The new machine gives us total control over quality standards and reduces our lead times, providing increased confidence for the designer or specifier. It’s vital our clients trust in our capabilities for them to specify us. This trust is something we understand and value, which is why we have so many amazing projects to be proud of. See some of recent case studies here.

What goes into exceptional bespoke lighting designs?

Having the right machinery is one part of the challenge. Behind every bespoke lighting fixture is a tried and tested process. Ours involves discussion, designs, testing, and refinement. You can read more about it in our blog: The 5 stages of an exceptional bespoke lighting project

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