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Fibre optic lighting with concrete

The emergence of concrete as an innovative design focus, as opposed to simply being seen as a building material, has brought about a transformation in the way we think about the use of concrete in residential and commercial properties. That reconsideration of the role of concrete assisted with innovative lighting has helped to demonstrate that concrete can provide a versatile addition in so many situations. It's now possible to view a well-lit accessory or more extensive area of concrete construction as a focal point of a room, or an external space.

Energy efficiency and low maintenance

Unlike many other lighting systems, the use of fibre optic lighting can help to ensure that any residential or commercial property is more energy-efficient. With only a single light source, contained within the illuminator, there is a far more efficient use of energy than would be provided by the usual requirement to have multiple bulbs. In financial terms, this can also help to reduce electricity bills, meaning that luxury lighting effects are not bound to substantial operating costs.

That increased energy efficiency, combined with low maintenance, means that concrete lighting of this sort is ideal for uses in large projects. Councils are installing fibre optic lighting in sculptures, paths and street furniture, where this low maintenance solution is helping to transform parks and streets. Local government projects are also increasingly relying on the combination of concrete and fibre optic lighting to produce long-term benefits for residents.

Creative uses

Some of the more striking uses of this combination of concrete and fibre optic lighting have been in settings surrounding swimming pools and in other garden spaces. Integrated lighting around the edge of pools, combined with lit outdoor counters and exterior kitchens can help to produce effects that raise outdoor space to a new level, creating an extraordinary impact.