About US

We design and manufacture high-quality innovative hardware for the entertainment industry. Luminous brings together the unique and impressive creative experience and engineering expertise of its founding directors, Mike Badley and Ed Samkin.

Mike and Ed founded Luminous after a decade long working partnership providing technical support and consultation to some of the biggest entertainment productions in the world.

Their combined experience spans film, sports, live events, festivals, touring, theatre and television. This wealth of experiences allows Luminous to design and develop entertainment hardware specifically with end users in mind.

FOUNDING MEMBERS

ED SAMKIN

 

SALES AND PROJECTS DIRECTOR

Ed has over twenty years of experience at the forefront of Special Effects and Pyrotechnic design and deployment.

He is a professionally qualified engineer and highly experienced in product development for the entertainment industry.

Ed is well known for his experience in Olympic Ceremonies as well as major theatre productions and sporting events.

MIKE BADLEY

 

ENGINEERING DIRECTOR

Mike is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and award-winning product design and manufacturing specialist.

He has extensive experience in designing and developing industry-ready equipment for leading suppliers, and pushing technical capabilities to new levels.

Mike’s experience spans high-end film production, world tours, theatre and television production.