Who are Lighting By Plum

Independent residential lighting design consultants based in Buckinghamshire with projects located across the UK, with a focus on London and the surrounding Home Counties of; Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.

Our 6-stage approach to transforming your home

Detail Design
Raising Quotes
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Why Use a Lighting Designer?

Lighting your house or garden will have a huge impact on the way you ‘feel’ about it, it will be the difference between creating a ‘house’ or creating a ‘home’. People often struggle to get the balance of light right, to have enough to do the practical tasks, yet the right balance to create mood and atmosphere. They often make the mistake of over-lighting and putting in too many uncomfortable glary downlights that make the house difficult to live in.

As lighting designers, we help you understand the importance of lighting a house and garden with professional consideration. Placing light fittings in the right locations and choosing the right light fitting for the purpose and desired effect is key.

Working with you and the 'design and build' team

A successful design is one which brings together all areas and elements of your house and/or garden project. There are so many aspects of the design and build process that need to be coordinated in order to work seamlessly together.

Working as part of the ‘team’ to ensure the lighting works with the;

> Architecture
> Fabrication of build
> Interior design (style, furniture, kitchen, bathroom/s, stairs, joinery and more…)

…is a key part of our process and one which is imperative to ensure a smooth process and successful outcome.

Mike and Toria advised on the lighting array for a barn undergoing refurbishment. The main barn in particular needed a complete rethink of the lighting design. Mike came up with suggestions which when implemented have given the beams and features a wow factor. The customer care throughout was exemplary and we appreciated Mike's enthusiasm and attention to detail. We have no hesitation in recommending Lighting by Plum


Mike of Lighting by Plum gave us fantastic ideas and support for our house renovation and extension project. We are very happy with the results. The ideas and fittings are much better than what we would have found by ourselves. We love our new house and the lighting is a big part of that. We have recommended them to friends and will continue to do so.

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Mike from Plum has transformed my home by producing the most exceptional lighting design. Mike has captured my brief perfectly and designed a beautifully lit space. He has an exceptional talent to create different levels of mood lighting to suit every occasion. I cannot thank him enough for his dedication to the project, professionalism and beautiful design.

Jacqui Paul

Lighting by Plum designed and implemented a stunning lighting scheme for my outdoor space. From concept through to project completion, the whole team were outstanding.

Chris Wildman

New lights and shades repositioned in five rooms in our retirement flat .The work was done quickly and efficiently and no mess left . The light is now much better and in exactly the right place .

MC Mr and Mrs H. J. Cunnington

I have worked with Lighting by Plum on various projects. Their technical knowledge, attention to detail and service is excellent. As well as this, Toria has an impeccable eye for design and incorporates lighting beautifully!

Lauren Gilberthorpe

Our company was introduced to lighting by Plum through an Architect. Their work has been outstanding from initial concept design to project management and overall execution of the lighting design. The properties have turned out much better than we first envisaged and a massive thanks for plum for their fantastic design and project management. The properties are high end residential.

Lighting By Plum are our go-to team for all our lighting design services. Their comprehensive service offering allows us, and more importantly our customers, to have beautiful living-spaces that enhance their lifestyles.

Home Technology & Control

What can I say but thanks again. Our house just wouldn't be the same without your lighting ideas and input.

Private Residence

Lighting by Plum was recommended to us. Toria's knowledge and experience was so helpful. She had innovative ideas and we are so pleased with the lighting in our new house. She was always professional but very friendly and reliable.

Private Residence

Concept Design

Working with you and your preferred ‘decor style’, we will deliver a unique lighting design concept. This will show light fitting placement on a sketch layout with a compiled document giving you examples and sketches of the lighting effects we are hoping to create and achieve in each area. It will include a schedule of fittings with indicative costs for budgeting.

Detailed Design

Following a meeting to discuss the concept, Stage 2 of the process will detail up the concept into a more formal layout (usually on CAD), showing more accurate positions with control circuits and switch positions. This is then partnered with an in-depth specification of light fittings and a schedule with loadings, dimming control and cost.

Final Proposals

The final lighting scheme will be delivered with conclusive layouts of the proposed design. A final specification of all luminaries, lamps and control systems is included with all the necessary customer and installation information. Any detail of integrated lighting will be provided and we will liaise with design team members to ensure all lighting is coordinated into their packages.e,g kitchen design, furniture design, AV control, architecture, interior design etc. First Fix electrical site visit/s will be carried out and electrical lighting support for the electricians will be given.

Raising Quotes & Orders

Final quotes and orders will be raised by us directly with the chosen manufacturers and invoices will then be sent to you/electrician for payment. This is in preparation for your fittings to be produced and delivered in time to be installed for second fix. We have no affiliation with any one manufacturer and are therefore able to source product from anywhere without restriction, allowing you to have the most ideal product matching performance, effect and budget.

First & Second Fix Installation

We will be with you until the end! In Stage 5 we will be in constant contact with you and or the build team to overview project progression, making visits to site and responding to site queries. This will continue until a final review can be made of the working lighting installation (a completed ‘second fix’). Focusing of fittings to angle them correctly, adjustments and assistance with lighting control systems are then conducted for the final set up of the scheme.

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We like to make sure you are happy and the scheme is working well after a few weeks of use, therefore we will do a last visit to do any final programming of the scenes and make any minor tweaks to ensure all is working as it should be.