Electrical Contracting News (ECN) October 2016 - Page 56

SPECIAL FEATURE LIGHTING RESPONSE TO DEMAND GOLDEN SUNSET The taste for vintage filament lamps is here to stay, given its enduring popularity in bars, restaurants and coffee shops across the country. The Edwardian style has its roots in incandescent lighting and has subsequently inspired early LED versions that have struggled to match the refinement of the original. Now, the latest generation of retro LED filament lamps heralds a new dawn for the retro designs. Leisure businesses are drawn to the Edison look and the warm, candle-like illumination creates an ideal atmosphere for dining or socialising. As ‘visible’ light sources, filament GLS lamps are attractive to the eye and due to their heritage, match both period interiors and contemporary spaces with a vintage industrial theme. However, like all businesses, leisure, and entertainment outlets remain vigilan