Public Realm Lighting is one of the most specialist areas of street lighting that there is. William Sugg & Co. Ltd are renowned for our expertise in delivering the highest quality Public Realm Lighting to light up the streets and thoroughfares in some of the most infamous locations in the world. If you’re looking to light up a public park or a historical building, we offer a variety of styles and materials with modern technology for your public space.
Lighting the streets with city lighting was the core focus of William Sugg & Co. Ltd. in the company’s early days. As the need for city lights became more evident as villages grew into towns and towns grew into cities, William Sugg’s first lantern was produced that then that lit up streets all over the country. The ‘Windsor Lamp’ was designed specifically for use with the gas mantle rather than an open flame and was first used in the Royal Borough of Windsor on Thames. Over 100 years later, the Windsor Lamp is now recognised as a classic design and reproduced all over the world to create a smart and recognisable style. The William Sugg & Co. Ltd. team now supply heritage city lighting for any street using both these historic designs, and modern design and technology alike.
Our team of experts create bespoke heritage street lighting designs using modern technology to suit your city lighting vision. Our priority is to create exceptionally crafted city lighting without losing the original classic feel that is so instrumental in creating the look and feel of some of the most recognised streets in the world. Modern twists on the classics and bespoke designs are also becoming increasingly popular.
Outdoor Public Lighting
Outdoor public lighting is an essential part to any town or city. William Sugg & Co. Ltd. are specialists in lighting up historical buildings, statues and public walkways with outdoor public lighting to make sure the features are seen in all their glory! Our team have produced lighting for some of the world’s most famous streets and landmarks.
Our outdoor public lighting story begins back in 1901 at Buckingham Palace. Amongst the hustle and bustle of tourists, you may notice the four-headed lamps placed on top of the pillars next to the large black and gold gate. These were the first outdoor public lights placed in London by William Sugg & Co. Ltd. and are still maintained by us today! Further across the world, you can see our outdoor lighting work in Hong Kong on the Duddell Street Steps.
We have since provided outdoor public lighting to historical buildings and outdoor spaces across the world and can create bespoke heritage lighting to suit any feature.
One of the key features of designing and producing lighting to be placed near the sea is that the lights need to sustain their durability in order to retain their quality for a long time. At William Sugg & Co. Ltd., we are renowned for providing seafront lighting that is made with the highest quality materials to help preserve each light for as long as possible.
One of our favourite seafront lighting projects that we are proud to have worked on is producing lighting for Brighton seafront. Designed in the Victorian era, our Brighton Column design is still used to light up Brighton today.
Want to restore your park’s lighting but concerned about losing its authenticity and historic feel? William Sugg & Co. Ltd. are able to produce bespoke park lighting designs that can be made to your exact requirements in order to keep the authentic feel of the space.
From heritage cast columns to our electric lanterns, the team are experts in handcrafting heritage park lighting in only the highest-quality materials to create your desired atmosphere.
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See Our Historic Lighting Work
We’ve been working in the lighting industry since 1837 so it’s fair to say our experience reaches far across the globe. We pride ourselves in delivering heritage lighting for the modern world. Want to see some examples of our historic lighting work? You can see more in our portfolio.