Factorylux industrial light fittings have been installed at The Venue in Barkisland, West Yorkshire. The Venue is located in Bowers Mill, a former water powered woollen and worsted mill near Halifax. The lighting was installed as part of a major renovation programme.
The stone-built mill building has a saw-tooth roof with glazed vertical pitches – a design which maximised daylight in mills and factories before the advent of electric lighting. The roof is supported by steel trusses without pillars to create a large completely open space.
The design allows The Venue to accommodate over 400 guests and the space hosts a range of events from wedding ceremonies through to charity balls. Outside, there’s a landscaped area including the scenic mill pond and the original race for the waterwheel.
The decorative lighting at The Venue is provided by Factorylux industrial pendant lights and swan neck lights. The pendant lights in the large open space are built from the Factorylux 500mm Reflector Lamp Shades in matt black enamel. The lamp shades are hung using galvanised chain and wired using traditional fabric lighting cable.
The industrial size and style of the lamp shades complement the ‘factory’ aesthetic and the choice of colour – matt black genuine vitreous enamel – coordinates perfectly with the roof trusses which were sandblasted and painted black as part of the renovation work.
The team behind the renovation of The Venue designed the pendant lights using the Made For You Enamel Pendant Light configurator. The configurator allows both professional and amateur designers to choose from hundreds of lighting components – lamp shades, lamp holders, cable and ceiling hardware – to create the perfect pendant lights for their room or space.
The wall lights come from Factorylux swan neck lights on the brick pillars between the windows. The swan necks can configured in a range of sizes and lamp shade designs and colours using the drop down menus. The swan necks were also used for the IP-rated industrial lanterns which light the entrances to the toilets. The wall and pendant lights are fitted with Eco-LED light bulbs which are energy efficient and long-lasting (25,000 hour life) while providing a warm bright light with excellent colour render.
All industrial light fittings are hand built are our production HQ in West Yorkshire. Every fitting is pre-wired, tested and certified to BS EN 60598 and shipped to site for quick and easy installation. As with many projects, time was critical for the renovation of The Venue with only a five week period between events to complete all the work.
The pendant lights and swan neck lights fit to standard conduit boxes which mean the electrical contractors can focus on their area of expertise – conduit installation and wiring rather than assembly of light fittings. Installation is as simple as using the provided WAGO connectors to connect the fittings to the supply.