They are producers of concept–led lighting installations, frequently collaborating with creators of immersive experiences – artists, space makers and those who tell a story. Their careers have snaked through the lighting industry, taking separate paths, but frequently intersecting until they finally incorporated as Bailes + Light in early 2016.
Both Ben and Dan are accomplished lighting designers, drawing on their individual knowledge and complimentary skillsets: Ben’s experience in lighting television shows and concerts, programming light shows, designing automated control systems and project management. Dan’s engineering background with years spent repairing and inventing things; making lighting fixtures to fit a concept where off-the-shelf solutions do not exist. Their multidisciplinary background gives them practical experience in an assortment of lighting techniques, developed from working across the industry.
What sets them apart from other lighting designers is an eco-friendly design ethos, using low power alternatives wherever possible without compromising on design. They’re also excited about exploring how humans and technology can interact with each other in novel ways that further the audience experience. They’re not afraid to develop new technologies in order to achieve their objectives. Finally, and perhaps most critical in an artistic industry, they have a real desire to work closely with artists and designers to accomplish a shared vision.