James Russ is leading the way in designing and constructing bespoke lighting solutions for both commercial and domestic settings. 

Operating under Epsilon Lighting for many years, James has merged the two names into one solid, reliable brand. 

With commissioned work distributed globally, we have worked alongside some of the world’s leading architecture firms and we have the facilities to satisfy any brief. Our world is full of mass-produced lighting products that fulfil little more than the short-term want. They give no consideration to long-term user satisfaction and the process involved in making each product. As consumers ourselves, we have recognised a need for high quality products that last and perform beyond expectations. We aim to create lights that become heirlooms and satisfy far more than just an immediate want.

Our customers are always proud to display a James Russ light and appreciate the detail and time that has gone into them. Our small team of skilled artisans are not just making art, they are making functional art. 

A James Russ light is never mass-made from cheap materials pressed in soulless factories. Our lights are inspired by years of research rooted in our deep immersion in the natural environment of New Zealand. 

James Russ and Epsilon ensures every light is made from the highest quality materials available; built with real passion, real love and by the skilled hands of real people.



Born from a long lineage of New Zealand Pioneers, James Russ learnt from a young age that the creation of something purely unique stems from full immersion. James has grown up with a deep understanding of natural New Zealand; from camping in the sand dunes of Pekapeka beach as a child, to diving deep below the South Pacific Ocean. His intrinsic understanding of natural detail is reflected in the designs he shares with others.


Anna is our Lead Creative at Epsilon with an in-depth understanding of fabric and materials. She joined James in 2011 following her work alongside top New Zealand designer, Trelise Cooper

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Kuk is the latest addition to our team. Highly skilled in modern industrial design techniques including idea generation, 3D modelling and printing. He has an eye for detail that adds greatly to the level of refinement we can provide to our clients. A legend in the making.


Helene is our Australian distributor, with a gallery located in Sydney. On a vacation to New Zealand, Helene was impressed by James' lighting creation, and recognised their aesthetics.
With a family background of appreciating 'Art on the floor' - being rugs, this was a natural progression to appreciating 'Art on the ceiling'.