Bespoke Lights specialise in traditional lighting for period homes and contract lighting for hotels and hospitality lighting for pubs, bars and restaurants. We have an amazing collection of quality lighting that can be purchased ‘off the peg’ from our on-line store. But, what if you want something unique? As our name would suggest we are also a bespoke lighting company offering tailor-made lighting, custom-built lighting or bespoke lighting – whatever you want to call it – we do it. In this blog we will be taking a look at what we can offer outside of our standard lighting collections.
This is the second in our series of blogs focusing on our individual lighting collections. Here we are showcasing our Period Lighting Collection which features reproduction lighting based on designs from the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Electric lighting was still in its infancy when Queen Victoria died in 1901and throughout the Victorian era electricity remained very expensive. Gas lighting was common in our towns and cities and was supplemented by candles and oil lamps, whilst in smaller towns and villages lighting was almost exclusively by candles and oil lamps. It was not until the Edwardian period that we began to see wider availability of electricity and a gradual replacement of the gasoliers (gas light fittings) with new electric lights.