WHITE CUBE GALLERY
BETHNAL GREEN IMPERIAL GAS WORKS LIGHT SHOW
NICHOLAS OAKWELL
CREATURES OF THE WIND
JOHN LOBB
FENDI HQ ROME
MARQUES ALMEDIA SS16
TOM DIXON MILAN DESIGN WEEK
GILES AW15
FENDI NEW YORK
GILES AW14
MAJOR LASER
JIMMY CHOO SS15
FERRARI
MR HARE
JOSEPH AW14
GRACE JONES / VOGUE
LASER TREE
ZAHA HADID
SACAI SS15
RAVE IN A BOX
RAF SIMMONS / KVADRAT
MIU MIU
SIMONE ROCHA AW15

WHITE CUBE GALLERY

December 05 / 2016

A heady mix of high art lasers, strobes and bomb proof light concepts generate high explosive environments for London's White Cube Gallery (AKA - Anselm Kiefer again) in the Old Selfridges derelict hotel.

LITE'S A GAS

September 23 / 2016

Bethnal Green Imperial Gas Works rekindled for one night only, with support from the local residents bedrooms & balconies (THANK YOU!)

CHANEL

July 18 / 2016

UE display lights for Chanel, one of many elements to the 4 day event held at Somerset House.

CREATURES OF THE WIND

July 01 / 2016

UE shone in Spencer House on a rainy day in London, far more realiable than the english weather!

LIGHT SHOW ACLAND BURGHLEY SCHOOL

January 28 / 2016

UE created a light show to celebrate 50 years of Acland Burghley by laser mapping the entire school and creating a sound to light sequence highlighting the form of the brutalist architecture. A dance track was selected by the pupils and the building became a light installation to inspire the community.

JOHN LOBB AW16

January 12 / 2016

UE reflected the temporality of the Moor with very subtle light shifts as if the sun was hidden behind thick but fast travelling clouds.

CUSTOM LIGHTS BY UE

October 15 / 2015

UE's patented effects driven light wall can be integrated into any environment on any scale. Each roundel can be selectively illuminated in any colour and any intensity in a pure iridescent, beautifully unique light and, in essence, turned into a pixel. The reflected beauty light can be DMX controlled to display graphics or remain static and emit a soft glow. The colour qualities are enhanced by complex combinations of movement and intensity, appearing metallic one moment and like the surface of the the sun the next. The custom light installation combines luxury with unique colour. UK patents nos. GB2484491 and GB2519691.

MARQUES ALMEDIA SS16

September 24 / 2015

An equinoctial show for Marques Almedia created the perfect antidote for a grey London day, the only sun penetrating the leaden sky came from our 200K indoor rig which delivered a high lux front row.

SIMONE ROCHA SS16

September 24 / 2015

UE were invited back to Lancaster House, this time by Simone Rocha for her SS16 collection. A simple but extensive installation produced by Karla Otto.

HUNTER FIELD 2016

June 18 / 2015

The all-purpose equestrian collection, set to launch in Spring 2016, is the first collaboration within Hunter’s new brand category, Hunter Field. The event was held at Apsley House, the home of the first Duke of Wellington. UE integrated its lighting system using discreet rigging methods which were approved for use in a Grade 1 environment. A mix of soft and precision lighting created punch and sparkle enhancing all elements of the event.

DESIGN JUNCTION MILAN

April 21 / 2015

UE were invited by Tom Dixon to provide an effects driven lighting system for Milan Design Week. Inside an abdonded cinema in central Milan we worked very closely with the Tom Dixon design team to create a light show and selling space where the lines between entertainment and commerce dissolve, the result was a series of installations and light shows exhibiting and ehancing each of Tom’s products. We took great care to balance the lighting correctly, the product remained the key focus in a dynamic and ever changing environment.

LFW

February 21 / 2015

Simone Rocha AW15 at Guildhall, London. The illuminated 'moonlit' stained glass window served as a backdrop for models who walked down avenues of framed light. The grandness of the venue remained untouched as our philosophy of minimal intrusion ensured no lighting infrastructure was visible in any of the press shots.

COSMIC LIGHTS

February 16 / 2015

UE created a light installation of cosmic proportions for Fendi working together with Fiona Leahy Design. The New York skyline merged with UE’s micro lights to create an infinite effect - limitless lights went in all directions and floated over NY's cityscape. A breathtaking illusion of light.

UE RELAUNCHES

February 01 / 2015

..for Spring

PRIVATE PARTY

July 06 / 2014

UE were invited to illuminate a valley for a select country crowd, the heavens opened and then there was UE light...followed by a sense of awe as we delivered jaw dropping effects all night.

SACAI SS15

July 01 / 2014

For the Japanese brand Sacai during Paris Fashion Week we created an immersive installation of breathing light. A linear vertical light sculpture was custom made with a programmed sequence which was designed to run sound to light. All UE RAL white architectural lighting was integrated into the existing gallery lighting track. Production by Brachfeld Paris.

JIMMY CHOO

June 18 / 2014

UE were invited back to work with Jimmy Choo on their SS15 London Collections: Mens in County Hall. Standing by our paradigm of mininal architectrual intrusion we rigged lights strategically so that the catwalk was lit without the need for unsightly infrastructure.

FERRARI CALIFORNIA T

April 29 / 2014

vroom vroom vroom....Tea party anyone?

RAF SIMONS

March 14 / 2014

Shadow defines light and creates depth within a space. Shown here at a recent promotion for Raf Simons, it's an aesthetic detail that makes a difference.

THE OSCARS

March 05 / 2014

The official Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences live London screening of the Oscars. Lit by UE.

GILES

February 21 / 2014

Here UE go, once more pooling London’s creative talent, up stepping the tempo for the ‘selfish' expression of youth couture. And UE formally know when and how to ‘rinse it’ in Princely company.

SMILEY CULTURE

February 19 / 2014

UE introduced rave to the catwalk for Giles.

JOSEPH LFW

February 15 / 2014

In the midst of a winter storm UE bring a climactic change to LFW Proving once again less really is what we all need… change is here, pay attention .. UE do

LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN

January 07 / 2014

Mr Hare AW14 - here we used our RAL white architectrual lights which are especially suitable for most galleries and exhibitons. A static play of reflected light utilising Mr Hares retail display system was used for illuminating product and accetuating the vertical space of Elms Lester Paint Rooms.

KINGS CROSS LASER TREE

December 12 / 2013

Working together with Bistrotheque and The Kings Cross Partnership we created a Christmas tree to help celebrate the areas rich clubbing heritage. On the hour every evening in the run up to Christmas the tree went into 'rave mode' and danced to a club classic from the early 90s - turn up your volume and N-joi!

GRACE JONES - VOGUE

November 01 / 2013

UE light with Grace...

DAMIEN HIRST - DOHA

October 26 / 2013

UE find Hirst in the promised land.

EUDON CHOI SS14

September 17 / 2013

Urban Electric returned for a third successive season with Eudon Choi continuing to work with the designer to create a strong visual identity using a style of lighting that's unique amongst the shows at LFW. We placed great effort into the quality of the back of house lighting as well as the main show.

LIGHTING IN EXTREMIS

June 28 / 2013

Working with 6up, Swarovski and Vitra, UE lit a private dinner for architect Zaha Hadid at Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein to celebrate the installation of Prima. Urban Electric took great care to respect the uninterrupted linear form of this extraordinary building. We followed logic and our instinct to reinforce the avenues of natural light. Precisely aligned with the building's geomancy light entered the space from three dimensions similar to the explosive lines and planes of the original drawings by Zaha Hadid. A truly memorable project.

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY CONTEMPORARIES LAUNCH

June 20 / 2013

A transfiguration of 5 floors

UE FILL IN THE CRACKS

May 29 / 2013

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

LIGHT OF LOVE..

May 10 / 2013

UE spent the evening celebrating Bistrotheque's soon-to-be new Shoreditch restaurant - M25 style! We threw in a selection of 1980s rave lights - updated with the latest toys for one big night. 'Rave In A Box' was possibly the best party of the year so far.

MR HARE 'KILLER' AW13 LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN

March 28 / 2013

Mr Hare invited UE to light his AW13 collection at LCM earlier this year. UE replicated a journey through the streets of Soho at night turning the catwalk upside down and diverting your eyes to what matters most - the most stylishly louche killer shoes around.

H&M LAUNCHES

March 26 / 2013

UE recently lit twin launches for H&M together with 6up Productions - their debut Regent Street store '& other stories' and the relaunch of H&M's flagship Oxford Circus store.

THE-MIUMIU-LONDON DEC 2012

January 09 / 2013

Miu Miu's private members club was the first event held in the painstakingly refurbished (although not quite completed) Grade 1 listed Cafe Royal - UE left no trace of our work liaising closely with our client and the contractors for a rapid turnaround so they could continue with their restoration work. UE's fine lighting system adapted to its decadent surroundings with ease - essential in a Grade 1 environment. Shown here is the spectacular Stephen Jones window installation - one of many elements to the programme over three days.

EUDON CHOI LFW 2012

September 17 / 2012

Eudon Choi S/S 2013 'Space Oddity' In absence of sound, UE communicate in light.

MINIMAL ARCHITECTURAL INTRUSION

June 28 / 2012

UE go to great lengths to get the light exactly where it's needed. No fuss, no frills, showing Robert Adam at it's best, night and day. UE joined forces with Arnold & Henderson once again to produce an evening of 'Nose to Tail' food served up with refined ambiance.

BANGER ART

June 25 / 2012

Harrison Ford demonstrates pre-olympic free diving event at a derelict car park in Hackney. Landing lights by UE. Also dropping in that night were street art royalty EINE, Sweetooth, Dr D and Pablo Delgado (pictured).

I'M A KOMBO DINNER

February 06 / 2012

An experimental dining experience together with 6UP and I'm A Kombo.

f00 FORECAST

January 11 / 2012

And now the f00 Forecast, issued by Urban Electric at 20:12 GMT today. There are warnings of f00 Lights appearing in Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Thames, Trafalgar and Cromarty. Light 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Good, becoming very good, occasionally brilliant.

CGI'S TO RENDER THE BACK OF BEER MATS OBSOLETE

November 22 / 2011

UE will now realise your projects in CGI stills or real time movies. Here's just a glimpse of what we can do for you.

PETER LINDBERG

June 13 / 2011

Following our recent photographic exhibition for Viva Model Agency Paris UE had another request by North Six Productions, this time to light an exhibition for Peter Lindberg in Istanbul. A very simple but carefully considered environment softly illuminating the large black and white prints using UEs own style of precision light sources.

VIVA MODEL AGENCY

May 31 / 2011

UE utilised their newly acquired DMX film lights last week by illuminating a photographic exhibition for Viva Model Agency Paris. The brief was to replicate a warm and soft sunset tone and we adopted a 'less is more' approach using a small quantity of filmic lights. At the request of North Six Productions we created a beautifully soft lit environment for people to view the photographs.

LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTATION

May 10 / 2011

UE have just acquired some new film lighting technology. Focusable and programmable lamps that light just about anything beautifully with amazing optics and light quality. Dramatic direct as well as diffused soft light to help change your space into any conceivable environment. The lamps exemplify our philosophy of the importance of quality light and not quantity.

MIU MIU DINNER

December 20 / 2010

UE was invited to bring light into historic Lancaster House in St James's for Miuccia Prada's dinner. The brief was to enhance the superb art direction by Martin Childs within the extremely ornate surroundings. A beautifully lit environment for dinner guests highlighting the architecture and warming the winter night air ...It's what we do best !

BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT

December 07 / 2010

UE lit the new Bentley Continental GT at Jack Barclay last week and wowed the crowd for it's London launch. The whole reveal was pure laser light, mapped, soft and scanned. We mimicked perfectly the Bentley styling with our unique patented soft laser lights. Once again ahead of the curves in 2010.

MTV AWARDS MADRID

November 12 / 2010

UE returned this week from the MTV Awards in Madrid. At the request of Massive Events we installed the f00 light system center stage and helped create a stunning after show party.

ACNE

September 21 / 2010

Acne Spring/Summer 2011 Womens Show at Kensington Palace.

UE NEWS

September 20 / 2010

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Taking a creative approach to transfigure spaces, UE design and integrate lighting with minimal architectural intrusion — avoiding truss and heavy infrastructure to curate a space with an ‘invisible’ touch.

Through developing bespoke systems UE achieve site specific lighting scenes utilising everything from micro Murano glass elements to large scale white light lasers and film luminaires in RAL colours. 

Our inimitable style of lighting is executed by a specialised crew mostly from a film background which makes UE lighting especially suitable in sensitive and listed environments.

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  • FERRARI
  • BURBERRY
  • FENDI
  • LOUIS VUITTON
  • MIU MIU
  • PRADA
  • HUNTER
  • MR HARE
  • ZAHA HADID
  • GILES DEACON
  • JOSEPH
  • JIMMY CHOO
  • MOET
  • SACAI
  • RAF SIMONS
  • EUDON CHOI
  • THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY
  • SAATCHI GALLERY
  • THE WHITE CUBE GALLERY
  • BENTLEY
  • WATCHES OF SWITZERLAND
  • JACK & DINOS CHAPMAN
  • CATERPILLAR
  • DAMIEN HIRST
  • ANISH KAPOOR
  • MATTHEW WILLIAMSON
  • TOGA
  • RICK OWENS
  • FURLA
  • GAP
  • THE OSCARS
  • CHEDI HOTEL
  • VOGUE
  • ELLE STYLE AWARDS
  • BROWNS
  • NET-A-PORTER
  • RAQIB SHAW
  • MTV AWARDS
  • H&M
  • & OTHER STORIES
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  • THE KILLS
  • HAUNCH OF VENISON
  • RODARTE
  • GRACE JONES
  • I'M A KOMBO
  • DANIEL SILVER
  • IWC
  • NINTENDO
  • BALLY
  • VIVA
  • ORANGE
  • THE DESIGN MUSEUM
  • TOM DIXON
  • SIMONE ROCHA
  • MR PORTER
  • JOHN LOBB
  • MARQUES ALMEDIA
  • CREATURES OF THE WIND
  • CHANEL
  • NICHOLAS OAKWELL