Suzanne Lovell Inc


Architectural Lighting

June 15, 2015

Lighting can come in many different shapes and sizes. Today, we are looking at architectural lighting, which in this case means backlit stone and composite materials. This type of lighting allows for a subtle glow to completely change the atmosphere of a room. We particularly like the use of backlight stone in a kitchen!  

The various levels of Bendheim Glass offer the perfect way to choose the right diffuser.


Heilux sent us a sample of LumaFilm, a flexible LED Sheet. With the right diffuser, it creates an even glow without hot spots. We had a lot of fun playing with the translucency of various materials to see what we could use as a diffuser.

An onyx sample from a previous project brings out rich reds, yellows and oranges.

A backlit Onyx table feature.

Image courtesy of GPI Design.

LumaFilm by Heilux.

LED strips by Environmental Lights.

We use LED strips in all of our projects, mostly to light cabinets and closets. Recently, Environmental Lights sent us a sample kit so the Architecture Team could play around with them, experimenting with combinations of LED strips and channels to see which provided the most even light without hot spots.