How did one space-saving design challenge inspire one of the world’s most innovative life-saving, energy-saving, and cost-saving inventions? In 2009, Bob Ward – a fire safety consultant, and retired fire fighter from the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service – was asked to share his fire prevention expertise for a new, open-plan housing development.
The interior designers wanted to prioritise elegant lighting for their minimalistic aesthetic over the installation of an essential – but unsightly – fire sprinkler system, that would save lives but clutter the ceilings.
Safety always comes first, so the interior design had to be compromised.
The future of open-plan design needed a new, open-minded solution – this was a light bulb moment for Bob. By integrating essential ceiling fixtures with state-of-the-art downlights he could create one of the most streamlined lighting solutions in the world – and save lives.
Lumi-Plugin continues to light the way. With relentless technical innovation, cutting- edge design, and the tireless motivation to make properties safer, the next generation of Lumi-Plugin was launched in 2020. Clean and contemporary design, Lumi-Plugin combines LED lighting with various interchangeable plugins to reduce ceiling clutter and improve interior design in any style of property.
With built-in driver, and even more interchangeable plugins, Lumi-Plugin balances quality lighting, fire safety, and cost efficiency without compromising design.
A range of life-saving plugins, including smoke alarms, heat alarms, sprinklers, PIR sensors and many more have been developed to fit easily and discretely into the center of each downlight – protecting people and properties.
Detailed case studies can be found here