The staircase design allowed for a light on top of the landing newel. The challenge though was to find something that was sympathetic with the recycled feel of the stairs and didn't cost an arm and a leg. There are some great lights around, but the ones we liked were either really expensive or shouted "I'm brand new" (or both).
So, I had a rummage through the useful box and assembled my newel light from the following components:
dome interior light from a 1960's car,
Copper and brass window sliders, circa 1940's,
Timber offcuts from our LVLs (basically really thick plywood), and
The result is about 11 inches tall and will bolt straight onto the top of the newel. I think it has a certain, TARDIS meets steampunk feel to it - but is it art?