Opt for a long-lasting ethical partnership with Sammode for your public and tertiary building lighting. All of our designer luminaires are manufactured in France, at our plant in the Vosges. Our lighting solutions are multipurpose, repairable and upgradeable models, designed to match the local architecture, with no obsolescence in sight.

Save energy by installing LED luminaires

It is time to convert your older wall-mounted and suspended light fittings to LED as fluorescent (neon) tubes are due to bow out. Sammode LED luminaires consume 60% less energy and offer a far longer service life. Benefit from reduced energy and maintenance costs with one operation. The BACS (Building Automation & Control Systems) decree due to be enforced by 2025 should generate even more savings for tertiary and administrative buildings. The aim is to control energy consumption using smart management systems. Luminaires only come on when necessary, reducing operating time and extending the service life of equipment. Our smart lighting management systems are designed to interoperate with the BMS required by law.

Lighting in offices, schools and media libraries:

ensuring the visual comfort of users

Luminaires in work and study spaces such as schools and media libraries must consider the visual comfort of users as a priority. Prevent eye fatigue and promote user well-being thanks to functional, efficient and pleasant lighting solutions. Luminance management is essential to successfully light tertiary buildings and sites open to the public. Models such as the Brueghel luminaire suspended in an office, a media library or a classroom will ensure quality visual comfort by reducing glare (UGR ≤ 19) and adapting the intensity and colour of lighting from a cold white to a warm white depending on the time of day. General lighting can be completed with desk lamps or designer table lamps.

Entrance halls, waiting areas:

bring suspended or wall-mounted designer lighting to reception areas for the public

Spaces open to the public, such as entrances, reception halls, waiting rooms and the like, are often cold and impersonal. Lighting provides one means of adding life and soul to these thoroughfares. Reception areas in tertiary buildings are complex challenges: how can enough light be provided in such a large area? The Werefkin and Belleville models offer one solution with 360° diffuse lighting. These designer luminaires can be adapted to the building’s architecture to create a unique and rather pleasant lighting touch. For more intimate convivial lighting options in waiting rooms, the Elgar directional wall-mounted luminaire comes with 4 different finishes to add a bespoke configuration.

Student halls and university catering services:

illuminate these busy areas with effective lighting solutions

University residence hall lighting is installed in student accommodation, communal and catering areas. The lighting solutions fitted in these busy and frequently used spaces must resist impacts, the test of time and vandalism. Suspended industrial light fittings such as the Benson or Belleville models offer an ideal compromise between a designer finish and functional lighting for bike rooms, the entrance area or canteen counters. Try a sturdy tubular luminaire (able to withstand IK10 impacts) to create a safe environment while keeping a stylish feel. These luminaires can also be wall mounted depending on the context and architectural intentions. Sammode designer luminaires establish a coherent architectural lighting configuration, including emergency lighting.

Multipurpose rooms, gymnasiums and changing rooms:

harmonising the architectural lighting installed in a sports facility

Guaranteeing robust, good-quality lighting is the number one priority for a sports facility. Luminaires must provide players with enough light to play without glare (UGR≤ 25). Reduced maintenance costs are another important consideration: lighting solutions must have an extended service life. Sammode luminaires benefit from a 5-year warranty but can still be repaired or upgraded as often as necessary, ensuring they outlast the building. LED tubular luminaires are as efficient as floodlights (up to 12,500 lumens with the Benson), but less costly and easier to handle. These models are compatible with damp areas such as changing rooms (IP68) while ensuring architectural continuity in all areas of a sports facility.

External areas around public spaces:

highlight building entrances with distinctive lighting

Public buildings are an integral part of the urban fabric of cities in terms of usage and architecture. Highlighting the façades and external areas around these buildings is critical for decorative purposes, but also, and above all, for directional reasons. Lighting guides and directs visitors towards the entrance. Sammode designer luminaires are solid, very well-sealed (IP68, IP69K) and durable, and can be installed either indoors or outdoors to create one harmonious pathway. Provide visitors with a smooth access route guided by totems and luminous masts. Our directional wall-mounted luminaires comply with the new regulations to combat outdoor light pollution (ULR = 0%).

Smart, easy-to-control lighting equipment

Our lighting systems integrate smart control options based on the latest technology. Two solutions are available with the DALI2 or the CASAMBI. The DALI2 protocol is compatible with all hard-wired Sammode models and guarantees that the luminaire is interoperable with the smart Building Management System (BMS). This solution is preferable for projects with large numbers of light points as cable routing must be planned for at an early stage. The CASAMBI system is based on Bluetooth. You can control all of your lighting atmosphere parameters with just two clicks on a connected switch or using your smartphone. The solution is intuitive, low-cost and ideal for renovation projects as no cabling works are required throughout the building. Our designer luminaires are also compatible with the DMX (Dynamic Multiplex) protocol if more complex stage lighting effects are required.

Opt for LED lighting and beat the legal deadline.

Fluorescent lighting will be out in 2023 and BMS will be in by 2025, representing a decisive turning point for lighting in more responsible tertiary and public buildings. Sammode can support your transition from fluorescent to LED lighting with LED conversion kits to reduce your energy consumption and extend the service life of your luminaires. Why change everything when you can simply upgrade?

Sammode expertise


For more than 90 years, Sammode and Hoffmeister have set great store by design and innovation. The design of our luminaires gives them a unique status in the world of architecture. When you choose our luminaires, you opt for lighting with authentic and lasting design values.


Our high-quality components guarantee exceptional performance in terms of both lighting efficiency and service life. Our integrated optical systems ensure office spaces are always well lit, without glare. All this makes our luminaires some of the most efficient, comfortable and long-lasting on the market.


We can boast real industrial strengths, and manufacture all our luminaires in France and Germany, with excellence as our constant objective. Durability is our core value, which is why we design and manufacture reliable, repairable and upgradable solutions.


Dimensions, installation systems, colour options for finishes, optical accessories... there are so many customisation options open to you. As designers and manufacturers, based exclusively in France and Germany, we can adapt our luminaires to your projects and offer bespoke solutions just for you.

We can offer the ideal product for each type of environment and specific requirements

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