However, if a new lantern is required for a scheme, build quality, material selection and ease of maintenance are critical factors to consider to ensure reliability. Our heritage lanterns are handmade from high-quality materials, including copper, using a blend of traditional and modern construction techniques to ensure robustness and longevity. We also use single-piece injection-moulded polycarbonate glazing on many of our lanterns for glass-like clarity and added durability. Additionally, our luminaires are designed with toolless entry, meaning that if maintenance is required, it will be quick, simple and inexpensive. Essentially, specifiers should opt for products that are made to last, and this is measured in decades, not years.
Ultimately, selecting the right heritage lighting solution will depend on several factors determined by location and how the light needs to perform. Many decisions will be subjective, but the key is providing the right light, in the right place, at the right time and to light responsibly.
At DW Windsor, we've been delivering heritage lighting solutions for over 45 years and are ready to assist you with your next heritage scheme. To find out more about our Heritage Lighting range, talk to us today.