Drumsheugh Gardens is one of Edinburgh's most prestigious addresses, with its beautiful Georgian townhouses and cobbled streets. Although it's just a few minutes' walk from busy Princes Street in the West End, it has an air of elegance and grandeur, thanks to its outstanding architecture and the many leading businesses and financial institutions based here.
This commercial serviced premises has been recently refurbished, and UFO were commissioned to design a unique fiber optic chandelier to provide a spectacular focal point within the vast space of the main staircase.
We worked in partnership with our sister company, Unlimited Light, to design and build a custom chandelier to make the best of the stylish surroundings. The resulting color-changing chandelier is one of our largest installations to date, measuring an astonishing 50 ft. (15m) in length. The fiber cascades make the best of the building's great height and volume, and create a wonderful sense of flow through the stairwell.
The stainless steel base of the chandelier is securely hung from a horizontal pole inside the glass atrium at the top of the building. This pole conceals the ends of the fiber optic tails, which connect to the illuminator several feet away. The 150w metal halide illuminator was built by UFO and is mounted on a wall several feet away, to give maintenance staff easy access. The huge cascading lighting feature is powered entirely by this one lamp.
Fiber Optic Chandelier
Illuminators: 250W Ultima metal halide with color wheel
Harnesses: 198 tails of cracked glass side glow at lengths of up to 17m