It all starts with an idea…

We partner with production companies and brands to transform creative concepts into technical special effects solutions.

Our extensive experience in the field of physical special effects, coupled our unique R&D process and industry leading special effects manufacturing facilities, ensures you receive an outstanding solution on time, within budget.

We divide our custom services into three sections which are managed by our projects team.


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Our experienced designers will dig deep to understand the emotional response you are seeking and how that fits into your story, event or show.

At this stage we will analyse the project environment covering key areas including health & safety, consumable usage and impact, global logistics and integration of special effects with other show partners.  We will pre-visualise our SFX concepts with your team, always seeking to hold live demonstrations, either at your site or at Luminous HQ.





Upon approval, our highly skilled in-house design team will meticulously craft your project to the highest standards, leveraging the capabilities of state-of-the-art modelling software. We pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest advancements, ensuring that our designs are not only aesthetically pleasing but also technologically advanced and efficient.

We understand the dynamic nature of projects in our industries, where requirements and specifications can evolve rapidly. With this in mind, we have established a robust infrastructure and allocated ample resources to swiftly adapt to any changes that may arise during the design process. Our team are used to navigating through these challenges and are committed to offering innovative alternatives and solutions to keep your project on track.

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Our in-house team of engineers and technicians build the SFX hardware, electronics and software needed to bring your concept to life, from our facilities based in the South West of the UK. It is from this base that we operate a carefully curated manufacturing facility, reputed to be the envy of many industry and film professionals!

We invest in state-of-the-art fabrication equipment in order to meet project demands, whether it’s scaling up production for volume builds, responding to large scale custom projects or prototyping concepts which can quickly turn into functional machines.