Eulum specialise in custom luminaire design and bespoke lighting.
Over the years, Eulum have taken hundreds of custom luminaires from initial concept to completed design. Our team of electrical and mechanical engineers have created individual products and the electronics to power them for global projects of all scales.
Working closely with the customer, we begin with their ideas and devise a practical solution to their specification. We are then able to refine and edit the design to match the customers project and budget through iterative computer models, simulations and prototypes. Our engineers create the product renders, drawings and datasheets that enables our customers to sell their new products and the animations and presentations to win projects.
Custom LED and control board design is a cornerstone of our deign process for when we are creating bespoke luminaires.
Both freedom and variety are given to us by being able to generate our own discrete LED boards and control PCBs. This, in-turn, allows us to approach design problems from entirely different angles. It permits the discovery of solutions which would otherwise be unattainable if we were to use standard components, which can so frequently be a limiting factor.
For the majority of our projects a new board is designed specifically for that purpose, which addresses the customers needs absolutely.
Some of these boards can be seen below.
The process began with meetings with the client and a site visit so that we could best define exactly what they were proposing and envisage how it would occupy the space. We were able to draw up and agree a specification for their budget so that we could begin the preliminary concepts.
Our lead Mechanical Engineer started off with sketches, (as shown below) that highlighted the features that were critical to the design, and how we might achieve them. Completed drawings were shown to the client so that we could gauge their response and utilise their feedback to improve the creation.
Design of the Luminaire
Autodesk Inventor was used to developed the luminaire so that we could build in the technical aspect of the design, making sure the mechanical components were drawn to the standard where we could begin to work with the fabricators and manufacturers, to gain prices and feedback. Technical drawings were produced and we then liased with the manufacturers as we revised the design to attain the simplest and most functional design.
The lead Electrical Engineer designed the lighting module at this stage, this was particularly difficult due the the size restraints placed on us by the client. Our in-house LED and Controls PCB designer was able to produce a rough design, so that we knew that the size we were after would be attainable.
Rendering and Vision
Keyshot was used to produce renderings that showed off the luminaire, so that the client could envision the final product and the overall impression that it would make within the space.
The renders enabled the client to sign off the current progress and we moved on to phase 2 of the production which was prototyping.
We worked closely with a specialist glass-working and coatings fabricator in Malaysia that were able to create the orbs that we needed and the one-way mirror effect on the outside. They were able to produce prototypes that we would work with, build up, and send over the the client for the signing off process.
Once the prototypes were signed off we were then able to begin the production process. Working closely with the glass manufacturers, we ensured the final manufactured product was fit for purpose. The LED and Control PCBs were made in-house in our Pennsylvania based facility.
The Finished Luminaire
Everything came together to produce a one-off, custom luminaire for the client that perfectly illuminated the space it was designed for.