Entertainment & Hospitality Lighting Projects

The Golden Bee

London, UK

Nestled in between London's financial district and the vibrant urban village of Shoreditch, Golden Bee is the quintessential cocktail bar for those who seek to enjoy and impress. Whether you are after relaxed-post work drinks, sophisticated fun on the weekend, or a bespoke corporate event, the bar's sleek interior and stunning roof terrace provides the perfect backdrop for every occasion.
UFO was commissioned by Grapes Design to manufacture and install an original lighting feature for the ceiling space above the bar's main seating area. Grapes Design wanted the installation to evoke Las Vegas vintage glamour whilst also complementing the stylish décor within the recently renovated Golden Bee.
In order to fulfil the specific brief we created a custom feature that was reminiscent of Las Vegas signage from years gone by. The installation comprised of more than 600 shot glasses which had been individually fixed to the ceiling and illuminated with our fibre optics. The rear of each glass had been modified to accept a UFO flush lens that supported the fibre tails and spread the light throughout the entire glass.
Four metal halide light sources were used to power the fibre optics. The light sources were stored in the ceiling cavity directly above the area that they were illuminating and could easily be accessed via decorative hatches as and when maintenance was required.


Commercial, Decorative Lighting


Grapes Design

 Products used

Light Sources: 4 x Compact DMX
Harnesses: 656 tails of PMMA fibre with a 1.5mm active diameter
End Fittings: 656 sparkle flush lenses & 656 acrylic shot glasses

 Date completed


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