Harry Triggs and Andrew Molyneux put a shared obsession into practice with their company TM Lighting.
Words by Emily Martin
This lighting design manufacturer was founded by Harry Triggs and Andrew Molyneux in 2012, after they discovered a shared 'obsession' for art and lighting while at Brunel University studying industrial design.
TM picture Light: TM Lighting's debut product uses LED technology to bring museum-grade lighting into the home. Providing colour rendition and light distribution, the product also gives significant energy savings. It uses no UV or infrared rays and has very low-level heat emission. It comes in a range of durable finishes and with several different shaped hoods.
They went on to pursue careers in different areas of the lighting sector. The company launched its first product, TM Picture Light, as a response to the 2009 EU energy-saving directive phasing out the use of incandescent light bulbs to reach climate-protection targets.
TM Slim Light: Combines the same innovative LED technology found in the TM Picture Light, but uses a slimmer, more discreet, frame. Designed to illuminate small canvases up to 900mm square, the product maintains good light distribution across the canvas, as well as controlling glare. It is available in brushed aluminium, black, white, gold, bronze and custom finishes.
'We identified a gap in the market for energy-efficient bulbs that ensured artwork was protected from harmful UV rays and heat spots,' Triggs and Molyneux say. It achieved Highly Commended at the 2013 LDA.
The company design and manufactures its products in inside the UK's M25, with much business coming from museums and art galleries.
ZeroSeries: A range of mini accent lights, which include track spotlights. The series utilises the same high CRI LEDs, and is aimed at use in highend retail spaces and art galleries where accurate colour rendition is of particular importance. The ZeroSixty High CRI LED spotlight has proved especially popular, and is also available in a variety of custom finishes.
'We only ever use the highest quality LEDs for our lights, so as to achieve the best CRI and ensure the colours in each artwork are portrayed accurately in their true light,' Triggs and Molyneux say.