How it works
Soane casts a soft glow, not a harsh glare. That’s because, unlike most downlights, the bulb faces upwards, back into the light. Look up and you’ll see a chrome-coloured bridge that sits across the middle. That’s what holds the bulb, which then shines onto the mirrored interior, diffusing the light out. We’ve also designed Soane so you won’t get a black spot from the bridge’s shadow as the light falls.
Changing the angle of the light is easy. We’ve designed Soane with two rings that hold onto the bulb, one that angles from side to side and one from front to back. All you need to do is give them a gentle push to shift the light. And when you’ve got them in place, they won’t budge until you move them again yourself.
Materials & finish
The steel frame is powder coated to give it a very even and durable finish. Powder coating is also better for your home and the environment than traditional liquid paint finishes, because it doesn’t contain any solvents and gives off fewer VOCs. So it’ll work in most rooms, we picked an off-white colour for Soane.
Go ahead and use Soane in any room except bathrooms (it’s doesn’t get on too well with steam). It works when there are other types of lighting in the room too – varying heights of lamps, wall lights and pendants. It’s about creating a lighting scheme that’ll give you a dappled effect.
Soane needed an equally well-designed bulb, which is why, for the ones that come with these lights as standard, we’ve chosen a long-lasting and low-energy LED that’s warm and inviting not cold or too-bright.
- For orders under £100 (or €100 in Ireland), it’s £6.95 (or €18 in Ireland).
- If your order is available now for UK mainland delivery, we’ll deliver it within 3-5 days. Otherwise, it’ll arrive in the estimated time frame stated above and at checkout.
ReturnsWe’ll happily take back most pieces within 28 days of delivery.
- For courier delivered items bought online, returns are free of charge.
- A £29.95 collection charge applies to all furniture returns delivered with our white glove service.
- If you cancel your order within 24 hours, we can refund the full amount.