My Front Room, Edinburgh’s newest coffee house situated on Salisbury Place, opened for business this summer, with the introduction of energy-efficient filament LED lamps from LED Eco Lights‘ Bright Goods range.
Passionate about coffee, owners Nick Keenan and Lucy Jacobs, started My Front Room last year at their very own kitchen table. The vision was simple, they wanted to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere where people could simply enjoy great coffee and tea, combined with excellent customer service. Nick explained that there was a frustration from other coffee houses becoming generic both in decor and customer service and they wanted their coffee shop to have a completely different approach.
Designed by Creative Designer, Keiron Calder, My Front Room‘s decor has a modern, functional and contemporary feel. The room is furnished with teal, grey and orange chairs complimented by an orange feature wall, decadent to 1960s chic. More importantly, My Front Room is cosy, bright and spacious with a friendly atmosphere. A variety of hot drinks and cakes are offered along with homemade soups and sandwiches.
When it came to choosing lighting for My Front Room, Nick had originally entertained the idea of using Edison style filament bulbs, however due to their inefficiency, lifespan and poor light output, they were decided unsuitable for My Front Room.
Nick trialled ‘The George‘ LED filament globe light bulbs in two colour temperatures, warm (2.7K) and very warm (2.2K). After a successful trial period, the warm colour temperature (2.7K) was preferred as it complemented My Front Room‘s decor. The LED filament light bulbs are used with a dimmer switch, allowing the lighting to be completely controlled.
Nick was delighted with the aesthetic appearance of the George bulbs, which feature a beautifully unique lattice style LED filament, that he decided to display them bare as show pieces throughout My Front Room. The George LED filament light bulbs are installed throughout the cafe, over the bar, above the seating areas, beside the windows and in a stunning cluster above the sofas.
Commenting on the George, Nick stated “The energy-saving benefits from these bulbs are second to none. They were exactly what we needed – modern efficiency, bright output and a great piece of design. I was very pleased from the array of samples received, to the overall cost, plus the outstanding and continued service received from LED Eco Lights. The George bulbs are exceptional.”
Thank you to Nick for the photographs.