For over 35 years John Cullen Lighting has been offering a complete end-to-end solution for all aspects of interior and exterior lighting for the residential, superyacht and hospitality markets all over the world.

Whether you are looking to light a contemporary residential or hospitality interior or exterior, a listed building with period features, or even a yacht, we can transform your project.

We offer an end-to-end solution with services including educational seminars, lighting design service, light fittings, controls solution, commissioning, technical support and SLAs.

We sell a unique collection of energy efficient light fittings and offer an award winning lighting design service to inspire you with light. We are proud that our lights are designed in-house and that we support British manufacturing.

Sally Storey is the Creative Director who inspires the growing team of lighting designers. The company now employs a team of around 50 people.

Marking an important milestone for continued growth, in 2016 a new office was opened in Dubai to support business across the Middle East and APAC regions. This was joined by a lighting studio in Mumbai in 2017 and an office in Paris in 2018.

Our unique approach to creating world class lighting schemes for the luxury residential and hospitality segment is backed by our core value of luxury discreet lighting. We are here to serve the market with luxury lighting, aiming, as ever, to ‘Inspire with Light.”

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Lighting has had a revolution over the last few years, not only has it now become an accepted profession and the lighting designer really is part of the design team, but regulations have changed allowing the lighting designer to be ever more resourceful and to go with this and the entire tool box of lights have been rewritten.

What is interesting is that there are clearly two trends pushing through. One the glamourous shiny finishes of marble, unbelievable lacquered surfaces and varying metallic weaves together with the luxury of the softest cashmere throws. The amount of high end projects and new developments using all these finishes and actually creating new demands has provided the lighting designer new challenges on how to integrate the lighting. Only the quality can be brought up with lighting. Indeed all these new finishes are either made or mired by the lighting.

The other real trend at the moment at the other end of the spectrum is the industrial retro look. This has seen a rise in 50’s retro to 70’s style light fixtures, industrial fixtures, bare brick walls etc. You will all have seen this influence in all the new bars and restaurant opening. It may look that all the lighting is a few bulkheads or bare lamps. This is the visual inspiration but the successful places will still conceal lights whether behind a banquette to uplight a brick wall or wall mount some spots to create interest to otherwise simple white tiles.

Lighting reflects both these looks and good lighting will maintain a balance of decorative fixtures to set the mood and these hidden effects that actually make the mood.

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  • Residential

    The go-to company for some of the most prestigious residential projects across London, the UK, Europe, India and the Middle East. We design luxury lighting schemes and produce quality light fittings using state-of-the-art LEDs. Our bespoke design service carefully balances the interiors within the architectural space, creating a unique and unexpected ambience.

    We create tailored lighting solutions that people aspire to have in their home. Beautiful design and integration of the lighting helps to achieve the full potential of a space, evoking powerful emotional reactions from visitors. We listen carefully to your needs, objectives and motivations to ensure that your priorities are met with the perfect lighting solution.

    Whether you are looking to light just one room or a whole house, we can tailor-make an end-to-end solution from lighting design, lighting products, control system design and control products to ensure that you have trouble and flicker-free lighting.

  • Hospitality

    With a wide range of discreet fittings, John Cullen products are ideal to add creative lighting effects for hospitality projects from hotels and bars to restaurants and spas.

    Our team of lighting designers has a wealth of experience providing luxury lighting solutions. They can design a scheme for your project to help add the drama and mood as well as accentuate the architectural features in the space.

    Our architectural fittings have been helping architects, interior and lighting designers alike produce perfectly executed lighting design for their range of projects. Our products work in harmony with their surroundings to ensure that your full design potential is achieved.

  • Marine

    John Cullen bring our wealth of experience in high–end luxury residential lighting to the superyacht marine lighting market.

    Our discreet fittings have been helping boat builders, yacht, interior and lighting designers alike produce creative lighting schemes for a number of superyachts. All are designed in-house and support UK manufacturing to bring to you the finest quality products which maximise light output whilst minimising their size to ensure the most unobtrusive effects and the most successful lighting scheme. We pay close attention to detail to ensure the optimum results, and use state-of-the-art technology throughout. Every single light is hand finished and quality checked to make sure it’s perfect for marine lighting.

    We are focused on precision and quality to create the space your client’s desire for marine lighting. Be inspired by light!

  • Landscape

    John Cullen bring our passion for discreet lighting to the landscape with a wide range of specifically designed garden light fittings along with our perfectly executed lighting design.

    Our wide range of garden lighting fittings, all designed in house and manufactured in the UK, bring you the tools to achieve lighting throughout the garden whether soft or hard landscaping. The light sources are warm white with a high CRI to bathe your garden with light to show it off even when it is dark and extend the feeling of space.

    Our meticulous approach will ensure that landscape projects are finely crafted to evoke a multi-sensory, rational and emotional response to lighting. We’re calmly understated and our mission is to help you realise the power of light wherever you live whether inside or out.