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How We Keep Our Finger on the Pulse of Lighting Design 


In a world where software and electronics are evolving at breakneck speed, it can be challenging to stay up to date with the latest advancements. As a lighting design company, Astra Lumos embraces the ever-changing landscape of technology to deliver cutting-edge solutions to our clients.  

How do we keep our finger on the pulse, ensuring that our lighting designs shine with innovation and creativity? 

We understand the importance of continuous learning to stay at the forefront of lighting design. Our team recently embarked on an enlightening journey where we participated in an advanced programming course offered by Rako, a leading provider of lighting control systems. This experience allowed us to enhance our existing skills, discover more efficient programming techniques, and explore the latest features offered by Rako’s programming platform. 

For the younger members of our team, the visit to Rako presented a golden opportunity to get hands-on with the latest lighting control equipment. By working directly with the new Rako kit, they were able to refine their programming skills and adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of lighting technology. This hands-on experience empowers us to deliver innovative solutions tailored to our clients’ unique needs. 

Beyond external training and workshops, Astra Lumos takes pride in having its own dedicated research and development team. This team plays a pivotal role in our ability to provide bespoke solutions to our clients’ lighting challenges. When faced with unique problems, our clients can rely on us to think outside the box and develop custom-made lighting solutions. Whether it’s an aging heritage property or a space with unconventional requirements, our team has the expertise to design lighting systems that seamlessly blend modernity with the charm of traditional architecture. 

One remarkable example of our ability to innovate is when we were tasked with preserving the original Baker light rocker switches in a client’s historic property. The client wished to retain the authentic charm of their aged house, including the traditional light switches. However, these switches did not comply with current wiring regulations. Our team rose to the challenge, disassembling and modifying the switches to meet modern-day wiring standards. Through careful craftsmanship and ingenious problem-solving, we successfully ensured that the switches aligned with safety regulations without compromising their historical appeal. 

As technology continues to evolve, Astra Lumos remains committed to staying at the forefront of lighting design. Through continuous learning, hands-on experience with cutting-edge equipment, and an in-house research and development team, we thrive on finding innovative solutions for our clients. Our ability to blend modern lighting technology with the unique requirements of each project sets us apart in the industry.  

If you’re seeking a lighting design partner that stays ahead of the curve and delivers exceptional results, Astra Lumos is here to illuminate your world with creativity and expertise. 

For additional information, or to chat with a member of our team about collaborating with the UK’s foremost authority on creating gorgeous places, please contact me at or 01386 904 000. 

Until next time, have a wonderful day and I will look forward to seeing you in the next article! 

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