DCW Here Comes The Sun
Pendant lights with a sunny appeal
The design of the DCW Here Comes The Sun
series was penned by the French architect Bertrand Balas. He designed the pendant lights in 1970, however, he was facing a major dilemma back then. Shortly before, the Beatles released their new album bearing the title – we’ll give you three guesses – right: Here Comes The Sun. In order to avoid a possible legal dispute, Bertrand Balas opted for a reclassification. Here Comes The Sun
was renamed into Springfontein and he transferred the distribution rights to the Dutch company Raak. Many decades later, the managing directors of DCW and Bertrand Balas met and the cooperation took its course.
The French label DCW
bought the rights to the Springfontein from Raak and gave it back the name which was originally intended for it: Here Comes The Sun – up to now, light11 has no knowledge of any complaints from the British cult band. Since 2015, the DCW Here Comes The Sun
is available in five sizes; additionally, these pendant lights
provided with the distinctive opening in the centre can be obtained in different colours: completely in white, white on the outside with a copper finish on the inside, black on the outside and white on the inside or black on the outside with a copper finish on the inside.
DCW Here Comes The Sun: lights with an enticing lighting effect
In terms of the lighting effect, all versions of the DCW Here Comes The Sun are identical. While the light is generally emitted downwards, a portion of the light is simultaneously reflected upwards so that this open light presents itself bathed in its own light. The combination of design and lighting effect is appreciated in many rooms. The small versions of the DCW Here Comes The Sun
with a diameter of 17.5 cm
or 25 cm
are, for instance, popular solutions in a hallway, where this pendant light provides for basic lighting. Larger versions such as the Here Comes The Sun ø35 cm
or the DCW Here Comes The Sun ø45 cm
produce enough harmonious brightness in order to, for instance, supply a bedroom
with ambient lighting. The largest version, the Here Comes The Sun ø55 cm
, is even able to provide a living room with sufficient basic lighting.
The smallest models of the Here Comes The Sun
are equipped with an E14 socket, for the three largest versions an E27 socket is used. This means that all lights can be equipped with halogen lamps, with incandescent lamps as well as with LED retrofit lamps. The latter ones stand for an energy-efficient illumination that saves energy and reduces the impact on the environment.
The two Frenchmen Frédéric Winkler and Philippe Cazer founded DCW Éditions to help well-known classics of light design gain new strength. They do this by means of charming new editions that are a bow to the original versions and that are also competently continuing the artistic heritage of their predecessors.