New WE-EF DAC100 & DAS100-PM

October 2021

Introducing the new DAC/DAS100 series range of luminaires from WE-EF. Available in 3 sizes, with lumens ranging from 1000 – 5300 lm the DAC100 surface mounted downlights, DAS100-PM suspended downlights and DAS100 catenary luminaires can be combined to provide a consistent design and lighting effect.

The expansion of the range includes both surface mounted and a new special pendant mounted luminaire. The DAC100 surface-mounted downlights and DAS100-PM pendant downlights make it possible to upgrade existing buildings with new illumination and enable light to be positioned precisely where it is needed for optimum effect.

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Visiting WE-EF WE-EF Factory Tour & Training

October 2021

Back in July, some of our newer team members visited the WE-EF facilities in Braeside, Victoria for a deeper dive into their production process and extensive range of luminaires.

Read our blog to learn more about the factory tour, journey through LightBox Lane and what it was like to build a luminaire from BIG’s Project Coordinator, Erika.

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Meet Erika New Project Coordinator SA

October 2021

B.I.G SA welcomes Erika to the team!

With over 10 years in customer service, Erika has worked within the furniture and hospitality industries before moving to the lighting industry. As the Project Coordinator at B.I.G, she plays a vital role in ensuring quality service to customers and clients whilst also supporting the sales team.

Read our post to find out what Erika likes to do in her spare time and why a baby panda is an animal that most matches her personality.

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Meet Sam New Sales Engineer VIC

October 2021

This week, we introduce you to Sales Engineer, Sam.

Sam previously worked as a lighting designer in Melbourne, San Francisco and New York City for numerous major international consultancies. Most recently Sam has been managing the East Coast of the USA for WE-EF Lighting before deciding to return to Melbourne to join Buckford VIC.

Read our interview with Sam to learn about why he loves what he does at Buckford, what he enjoys doing in his spare time and the piece of advice he’d give to his younger self.

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Turn the Lights Back On Geelong Gallery Lighting Upgrade

October 2021

One of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries, the Geelong Gallery, was recently illuminated with ERCO Eclipse spotlights. With the support of the #TurnTheLightsBackon fundraising campaign held by the gallery, Buckford supplied the brand-new lighting solution across their exhibition spaces.

Our latest blog discovers the benefits of the Eclipse luminaires and how they radically improve the gallery experience.

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Exterior Lighting: Behind the Scenes with a Lighting Designer

October 2021

Specialist Lighting Designer, Walesca Zanonato recently joined us to host our latest webinar, Exterior Lighting: Behind the Scenes.

In this interview, Walesca tells us her story of becoming a Lighting Designer. She then speaks about the challenges of exterior lighting and why it is essential to understand the environment you are working within

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Meet Russell New Sales Engineer NSW

October 2021

It’s time to welcome Russell!

Russell began his career as a lighting designer before transitioning into sales and has since joined Buckford NSW as a Sales Engineer. He has sophisticated technical knowledge and a strong desire to continue learning. He has a passion for finding the best lighting solutions, mountain biking and badminton.

What else is there to know about Russell? Find out in out in our interview with him.

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Product Release Wrap-Up Winter 2021

September 2021

Winter is well and truly over, so let’s take a look at the newest innovations from a selection of our brands in the Product Release Wrap-up for Winter 2021.

Click the link to discover the latest products from ES-System to WE-EF and more.

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Protecting Wildlife Through Illumination Penguin Parade, Phillip Island

August 2021

Working with Phillip Island Nature Parks was a one-of-a-kind project for Anthony Strangis and the team at B.I.G. This was an opportunity not to be missed and required collaboration from specialist teams to produce a lighting solution that was aesthetically impressive, functional, and reduced the impact on animals and human visitors.

Phillip Island Nature Parks is a unique conservation organisation that operates ecotourism experiences on Phillip Island. The world-famous Penguin Parade is their main attraction where tourists have the chance to see Australia’s largest colony of Little Penguins and learn about them in the visitor centre.

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New General Manager

August 2021

Welcome Andy, B.I.G’s new General Manager.

Andy joined the team earlier this year and is responsible for B.I.G across Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia. He brings his extensive Sales and Management experience within the lighting industry, as well as his Scottish sense of humour.

Discover more about Andy in our interview with him.

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