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inside people 09 Comment Editor, Gill Anderson discusses lighting, and more

11 News & diary 14 Interview – Culture club Zerlina Hughes of ZNA chats with TL about her career

energy efficient lighting 21 News 23 Safety first Looking at the latest energy efficient methods of delivering safety

27 Project – Your life in their hands State-of-the-art emergency lighting and controls for Welsh hospital

commercial lighting 35 News 37 Make it clear David Wright discusses the ICEL Clear Sign Campaign

41 The emergency minefield James Beresford on compliance and best practice

44 Safety first It’s all about understanding legislation

specialist lighting 51 News 53 History’s experts Lighting our museums and galleries

event lighting 61 News 64 Gambling on success The not-so-subtle art of illuminating casinos and nightclubs

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As this is the 101st edition of TL, we had a choice – cover everything in dalmation-type spots and call it the Disney issue, or go with what we hope is the better choice, and make this the annual emergency lighting special.


Gill Anderson Design/production

Heather Rugeley Production co-ordinator

Natasha Singh Web development manager

Mitchell Finlay Advertising manager

Andrew Stratton Managing director

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It’s a vital area of lighting design, but one that appears, from my research at least, to be largely handled by a very few experts. I suspect that it’s a niche markets for a good reason – and that’s a very good thing, but it did make me realise the scope of knowledge that lighting designers are expected to have. In addition to the technical aspects of all of the current light sources available to them, at least where commercial premises are concerned, they now have to take on a huge chunk of responsibility, along with the building owner or landlord, for the safety of the lighting in emergency situations. Legislation on the subject is currently being updated, but it’s a pretty safe bet to assume it won’t get any less complicated when the next round of updates are announced (it goes without saying that it’s for all the right reasons, before anyone thinks I’m being irresponsible or flippant) when the next round of updates are announced. As the saying (almost) goes, ‘all safety makes Gill a very dull editor’, so we’ve strayed from the safe path just long enough to take a gander at how the world’s museums and art galleries are benefitting from the advances in LED technology. We’ve also gambled on everyone’s interest in casinos and nightclubs: avoiding the seedy ‘too dark to see what’s going on’ style of decades past, maintaining sufficient lux levels for staff and punters to see by - and of course injecting a large chunk of glamour into the proceedings - is no easy task. So if emergency lighting really isn’t your bag, we’ve included plenty of case studies and an interview with Zerlina Hughes, just for you. We should perhaps leave the experts to deal with the legislation, and just be grateful that their expertise will hopefully keep us all out of harm’s way in the event of fire or power failure. Stay safe!

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Creative chat 2012 Lighting Designer of the Year, Michael Grubb has set up his own creative lighting design consultancy after leaving Sutton Vane at the end of 2012, and will offer a range of services covering all aspects of architectural lighting design. ‘Michael Grubb Studio will allow me to take lighting design in a new direction, defined by engagement with the client, the place and the brand’, explained Grubb. The studio’s services will include masterplanning, public realm, retail and leisure, exterior, interior, exhibition, heritage, light-art and events. Grubb and his team are keen to develop the ‘individual narratives of public and private spaces through the mastery of light’. He explained further: ‘In my experience, dialogue is an essential element in the creative process. You might be lighting a commercial building, or a public space, or developing the lighting strategy for a whole city but every project has its own story to tell - and they all start with a conversation.’


Location, location, location The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) has announced that this year’s Professional Lighting Summit will be held in Glasgow from 11- 12 September. The 2013 event will be held at the Thistle Hotel, Glasgow, and will involve more than 300 delegates from across the UK and beyond, getting together to develop their knowledge, education and skills to meet necessary competencies, and to discuss the latest standards, regulations and challenges in lighting. The Summit will include two full days of topical, relevant presentations from experts in all fields of lighting, combined with a comprehensive programme of interactive workshops. An exhibition will feature organisations offering a vast array of lighting products and services. The ILP Professional Development Zone will provide information and advice on developing your membership and career. Glasgow is easily accessible by train, plane and road. Delegate fees will represent exceptional value, and there are many low cost travel options if booked in advance. The Professional Lighting Summit welcomes all participants and there are many opportunities to be involved as a delegate, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor. To register your interest, contact Jess Gallacher

It’s a date... Hong Kong International Lighting Fair - Spring 6-9 April 2013, HK Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Prolight+Sound 10-13 April 2013, Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt, Germany

Light+Building 21-26 April 2013, Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt, Germany www.light-building.

Showlight 18-21 May 2013 Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic

The ARC Show 19-21 May 2013, ExCeL, London


20-23 May 2013 Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

A new chair Peter van der Kolk, Helvar’s business development director, who has represented the company on the board for DALI for the past five years, has recently been elected chairman of the DALI board. ‘My appointment is a great honour for me, and comes at such an exciting time for the organisation,’ commented van der Kolk. ‘At the last board meeting, we established a new structure for DALI with dedicated technical and marketing work groups. 2013 is set to be a strong year for the DALI standard – watch this space.’

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APPOINTMENTS Lightworks has welcomed Ian Bloomer to its Scottish team. Having gained experience at Zumtobel and ETAP, working on a broad range of interior and exterior lighting projects, Bloomer moved on to head up Erco in Scotland. He is looking forward to becoming an integral part of the specification team, and further establishing the company’s recent partnership with Hoffmeister.

Prolyte has appointed Alex White as trainee project manager. White has completed a Foundation Degree in Live Events Production from Backstage Academy, and has already acquired valuable experience working on The X Factor Live Tour 2012 and the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Managing director, Lee Brooks, commented: ‘Alex’s skills will complement those of the collective

team and provide a further experienced resource to cope with the increase in project commissions.’ GreenBrook Electrical has appointed Colin Kirkland as area sales manager for Scotland in response to rapidly expanding sales in the Scottish market. The appointment is the first time that GreenBrook has employed a full time area sales manager

for Scotland, having previously entrusted its Scottish customers to an agent. Originally trained as an electrician, Kirkland developed his career in the wholesalesales sector before moving into electrical manufacturer. GreenBrook’s sales director, John Bowen said: ‘Colin is an experienced sales professional with a genuine, first-hand understanding of the needs of both contractors and wholesalers and an excellent knowledge of the Scottish marketplace.’

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Bad news, worse figures After seven weeks of in-depth analysis, the supervisory board of Hess AG has unanimously agreed with the findings of a special investigation report, which comes to the conclusion that the company’s sales revenue for the financial year 2011 was overstated by about 9m, and the annual surplus by about 6m. Considerable adjustments are also to be made for the financial year 2012. According to the report, the sales revenue for 2012 is overstated by about 15m, as well as the annual surplus by about 9m. Due to these results, the company expects a loss of at least 15m for the financial year 2012 on the basis of the annual surplus. The result of the special investigation leads to a reissue of the annual financial statement for the financial year 2012. The audit and preparation of the annual financial statement 2012 can only begin after presentation of the annual financial statement 2011. This means that Hess AG will be incapable of preparing and publishing the annual financial statement as well as the annual report for the financial year 2012 within the statutory period. The report for the first quarter of the financial year 2013 will be postponed indefinitely, too. The consequences of the proceedings referring to the figures of the financial years 2011 and 2012 became clear because of the now-available results of the special investigation. On this basis, the implementation of the re-structuring concept will be adjusted and completed. The final re-structuring concept is expected during the month of April.

French award-winner French lighting manufacturer, Robert Juliat has been awarded an Etoile du SIEL in Paris for its TIBO range of luminaires. ‘The TIBO family, which began with our TIBO LED profile, has now expanded with the arrival of some new additions,’ said company CEO, François Juliat. ‘We can now present a comprehensive range of modular fixtures that provides a complete solution to any lighting need.’ With Tibo, Robert Juliat has introduced Creative Concept Light, offering the designer a mix-and-match choice of light source (LED, tungsten halogen or discharge), lens type (Fresnel or profile) and dramatic or conventional body colours. The new additions to the range include two new profiles with options for HID discharge or variable white LED light sources, and a Fresnel version available with the full range of tungsten halogen, discharge or LED sources.


To celebrate 50 years in business, the Wessex Group has donated 50 sensory toys to a charity that gives opportunities to children with severe disabilities. Joint MD, Simon Morgan made a trip to the Diverse Abilities’ special school to hand over the toys and see them being used.

It’s delightful The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has announced a major revision to the National Student Lighting Design Awards. ‘Delight in Light’ is a new concept it has created to encourage excellence in the design of lighting products. The new-look awards will be run through a dedicated website,, which will embrace changes in the way budding young designers and businesses can communicate with each other, with online engagement and social media taking a central role. The design brief has also been re-worked to encourage the best from design students across the UK, and once submitted free-of-charge to the website, the entries are ready for public viewing, and voting. Those designs receiving the largest number of votes will be forwarded to a Dragon’s Den-style final. The panel of judges has been carefully chosen from the lighting industry and the design world at large, will adjudicate at 100% Design in September. (William Knight, show director commented on the revision: ‘It is a great thrill to be working with the Lighting Industry Association and their membership to stage the re-launched Delight in Light award this September. The partnerships reflects a commitment to quality and innovation and taps into 100% Design’s heritage of launching the careers of some of the brightest design stars of the future.’


The Dorset school – one of just a handful of specialist establishments in the UK - has 24 pupils who all have profound and multiple physical and learning disabilities. Many require constant, round-the-clock care. Sensory toys delight the children, who enjoy the different textures, colours, shapes and smells. They are used to help support the pupils’ development and learning. The charity looks after children from across the county, and also organises holiday clubs, runs a respite home, and has the capacity to support families in their own homes. There is also a day-centre for 50 adults with learning and physical difficulties, and bungalows adapted to provide homes for adults with disabilities to live in.Diverse Abilities requires just over £4.5 million a year to run and is always looking for donations. Morgan continued: ‘We wanted to share our fiftieth anniversary celebrations with

many different charities, organisations and good causes. We decided to give away 50 things for 50 years every month this year. ‘It is also a good opportunity to visit these charities and see what great work is going on. The visit to Diverse Abilties’ school was inspiring, and made clear what resources are required to carry out the work the charity does with these young people. The sensory toys will hopefully make a difference to the children who are so expertly looked after by the staff.’ Helen Mortimer, fundraising manager at the charity, said: ‘It is great to receive donations and we are very grateful to Wessex Group. This will also help raise awareness of what the charity does. ‘There are increasingly high numbers of children living with very profound disabilities and medical needs; meaning that the work of Diverse Abilities is ever more important.’ | April 2013 12

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This month we’re discussing her passion for lighting cultural spaces, with the multi-talented Zerlina Hughes of ZNA he describes herself as a positive, passionate and pragmatic practitioner – always keen to learn, listen, share and create. Zerlina Hughes is a creative lighting designer who works in art, architecture, theatre, opera and film. In 2006, she founded the awardwinning lighting design practice, studio ZNA to focus on her main passion – designing bespoke lighting solutions for cultural institutions. Born on the west coast of Scotland, Hughes grew up in Yorkshire before heading off to London, where she studied at Goldsmiths College and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Her impressive client list reads like a Who’s Who of London’s finest, and includes lighting exhibitions and projects for the V&A; Imperial War Museum; Science Museum; The British Museum, as well as The National, Gagosian and Halcyon Galleries. Hughes’ obvious passion for lighting cultural institutions has led to commissions from the Copenhagen Opera House, Malmo Opera House, Aldeburgh Festival, Norrlands Opera, Sweden; SouthBank Centre, National Theatre, Sydney Opera House; Aix en Provence Festival, the Theatre Champs Elysee in Paris, and Italy’s Theatro Communale. As if that’s not enough, she has tasted success on film, as assistant to director, Mike Leigh on the movies Naked, Career Girls and Secrets and Lies, as well as lighting design consultant for Warner Bros on Batman Begins. As you can see, our girl is no slouch, and her mantelpiece is awash with awards, from Lighting in a Historic Building Award for The Vault permanent gems collection at the Natural History Museum to the 2007 D&AD award for Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour at the V&A. So you can understand our surprise when Hughes agreed to spare the time from her extraordinarily busy schedule to chat to TL about her work…

Where did your interest in lighting stem from? ‘It all started during my first degree in English and Drama at Goldsmiths College. The course had a very strong creative and practical slant. Budgets were tight for realising designs, but the college had fantastic studio spaces with decent lighting equipment and we were encouraged to experiment with space and light. It was just so creative. I was hooked!

And where did you go from there to learn your trade? The next step was to study lighting design more formally, so I completed the Lighting and Light design MSc at the Bartlett School of Architecture. My formative training came working as a junior designer, initially through theatre and film projects, and then increasingly working on private events and commercial schemes, such as restaurants.

What led you to found ZNA? Mainly, I wanted to specialise on the type of lighting design I had enjoyed most in my early career – lighting galleries, museum spaces and theatre, opera and film sets. As my reputation grew, I started to get more largescale commissions in public buildings. I wanted to formalise what I was doing within a small company structure, so that the work and the procedures were operated and protected by best practice.

We know you specialise in cultural spaces, which of course involves a strong sense of theatre. Do you have a particular interest in the arts? From an early age, I had always been interested in literature, drama, theatre and architecture. However, increasingly I began to feel excited by the visual,

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That must be a great help in such a creative role, and of course, you’ve worked with some of the most acclaimed curators and directors in the UK. What is the most prestigious project you’ve worked on to date? The highest profile project to date was working as a lighting consultant for Warner Brothers on the feature film, Batman Begins. Although the film is fictionally set in Gotham City, it was actually shot in the South East of England and Chicago. I worked on set with director, Christopher Nolan at various unlikely locations. Not many people know for example that the Bhutanese prison in which Bruce Wayne fought Liam Neeson’s character was actually a derelict coalhouse in Tilbury, Essex! By 2012, the film had grossed over $374m worldwide – so in terms of global reach, it was easily the biggest project I’ve worked on.

I don’t suppose they come much bigger than that! But perhaps more importantly, what has been your favourite project so far?

The creative intervention in public spaces is a dialogue that continues to interest me Above: Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour at the V&A

aesthetic aspects of these disciplines. At university, we formed a theatre company performing in found spaces, which had a strong basis in performance and installation art, and a much more abstracted form of narrative. The creative intervention in public spaces is a dialogue that continues to interest me.

Who’s your ‘one to watch’ of up-andcoming lighting design talent? A young Thai lighting designer, Rujaya Pallatanavit, worked with me in the studio for 12 months. During our time together, she showed exceptional skill and sensitivity. I’m sure she will go on to designing schemes of great beauty and integrity.

A name to remember for the future then. So, who, or what inspires you? This is an intriguing question. Like most people, I’m often moved and motivated by individuals who have achieved incredible feats, or by beautiful artworks or stirring music. On another level, though, I believe my creative impulses originate in a space in my mind that has, over time absorbed and stored up millions of memories, visions, thoughts, ideas and experiences. Naturally I couldn’t possibly consciously itemise everything that’s in there, but I am definitely aware that I can draw on what is almost a well of inspiration!


In 2008, we were commissioned by the Rathbone Trust to work on the refurbishment of the existing 1935 print warehouse and a new office campus and creative workplace. For the main entrance lobby and covered courtyard beyond, we designed a conceptual representation of the work the Trust does in helping young people succeed through education, training and employment. The installation comprised 40 oversized luminaire bulbs, which were suspended 20 metres high. The bulbs were created by glass blowing and sand blasting industrial flasks. Each bulb was fitted with a fibre optic cable, so that the whole installation could be controlled from one central location. It was a challenging installation to deliver, but just so worth all the effort when it was completed!

Where do you find the inspiration for your work, such as for the Rathbone Trust? In almost all cases, I see my role as that of a narrative designer. Lighting is essentially my way of telling a visual story in space and time. I tend to plan what I call ‘light journeys’, which are based on how people should feel, and what they should perceive through their senses, as they move through a space. It runs that I often research and draw inspiration from narrative structures from literature, films and the theatre.

So what do you feel is the most important element of the lighting design for the sort of work you do – and is that usually the same thing or does it alter completely from project to project? Due to the complexities and varying requirements of the spaces we work in, our schemes are always full bespoke. That said, one common theme is always developing a deep understanding of the subject or materials you are presenting, which is best done through research and communication with other members of the creative team. Another common theme is that in all areas of lighting, we have to answer the same question: ‘what is the message or story that the end user should perceive and take away from their experience?’ This applies as much for a gallery goer as to somebody at the theatre or a diner in a restaurant. | April 2013

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What are you currently working on? We are refurbishing a gallery at an old shipbuilding site for the Chatham Historic Dockyard in Kent, which is fascinating, and also designing scheme for an upcoming exhibition at the Science Museum. Going forward, I plan to do more projects with controlled lighting in restaurants, hotels and retail environments. These spaces offer wide scope for designing schemes with strong visual languages, which is really enjoyable.

So how do you begin to tackle a new project – can you take us through the process? It always begins with discussions with the creative team, the curators, architects and designers. We brainstorm what we think visitors or end-users should feel when they experience a building, a theatre set or a museum space. Personally, I think about ambiance and feelings, and my initial ideas and sketches are free and exploratory. I then naturally begin to look at angles, shadows and architectural features as I develop more detailed designs.

I see, so what’s a typical day at the office?

Below: Shakespeare: Staging the World Above right: Treasures of Heaven (both at the British Museum)

Thankfully, there’s no such thing! A certain proportion of my time is spent in the office, working with the team on plans and designs, writing proposals and discussing project details with clients. However, a lot of the time is spent on-site with curators, set designers, engineers and architects, directing the lighting installations and controls with my technical manager, Jono Kenyon.

Using artificial light when it is needed, rather than as a default setting, should be a high priority

Thinking of the future, what innovations in the world of lighting excite you? The evolution of LED technology is exciting. The size, loads and running temperatures mean it can be used with materials and in applications in new and exciting ways. But equally important for me is the development in control systems. I think the dynamic nature of light, being able to compose a light scene to create your desired environment, in relation to the cycles of natural light and sunlight available, makes control systems a fantastic resource. I hope they will increasingly be used creatively in domestic, leisure and retail sectors. Using artificial light when it is needed, rather than as a default setting, should be a high priority.

The LED: the future of lighting or over-hyped – and why? I’m a firm believer that LED technology – along with other forms of energy-efficient lighting – represents the future for our industry. I’m quietly convinced that the increased focus on energy-efficient lighting is causing lighting designers and architects to work harder to utilise natural light, which is progressive for both the built and natural environments.

What areas of lighting technology would you like to see developing further or faster? In spite of my enthusiasm for energy efficient lighting, it can still be inconsistent in quality, especially for the mass market. It’s regrettable that consumer cannot yet buy good quality, dimmable energy-saving light bulbs for their light fittings at home.

I think we’d all like to see that happen soon. Now, on a more personal note,who’s your favourite lighting designer? The work of the American lighting artist, Leo Villareal is mesmerising. I really like the way he uses encoded computer programming to choreograph tens of thousands of LED lights as works of art. The scale of the Multiverse installation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC was just breathtaking.

And finally, if you had to change career now, is there something you’d really like to try? Teaching lighting design to students is very appealing. At the beginning of my career, certain individuals were incredibly generous with their time, advice and support, and they really opened up invaluable opportunities. I would like to pass on some of my knowledge and experience to the new generation of talented designers.

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Sharing in Austria The LED technology sector has been driven by numerous innovations during the past year. GaN-on-Silicon technology, nano-technologies and production methodologies are now ready to enter the market. However, Siegfried Luger, event director of the LpS, warns the lighting industry needs regulations and standards. He suggests that t is necessary to have a mutual exchange of scientific knowledge, discussions about promising solutions and a network that brings key players from the areas of science and industry together. This is the central idea behind the annual LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS), which takes place in Bregenz, Austria from 24-26 September, which has established itself as the leading LED lighting technology event in Europe. Apart from the numerous presentations in the fields of component, measuring and production technologies, the important topic of decreasing research & development costs will be discussed by Menno Treffers, Secretary-General of Zhaga.

Londis cuts costs MHA Lighting has helped Londis slash its energy bills. The project, at Hillnews in Darlington will cut lighting energy bills by 63 per cent. Traditional fluorescents were replaced with TiLite fittings. Owner, Andy Hill said: ‘We sought a new solution after the costs associated with replacing our existing fluorescents with like-forlike became too much. We conducted an extensive procurement process and selected MHA Lighting because of its reputation and proven ability to design and install bespoke projects at other convenience stores.’ With the store’s 15hour working day, the lighting is able to provide an ROI of 439 per cent, by significantly reducing annual energy consumption from 16,767Kw/h to just 6,140Kw/h. Hill continued: ‘The new LED lighting has considerably improved lighting levels and is significantly reducing our on-going energy costs, which for me is essential.I was particularly impressed with how vibrant the produce looks and the reduced flicker on CCTV monitors, which has dramatically enhanced clarity of the CCTV footage.’

Andover-based LED Synergy has completed an unusual project for the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, one of the largest, most elaborately decorated in existence. The brief called for nine LED-based prayer clocks, with a micro-controller system which had to be programmed to show complicated, year-long Salaat time based content, including information that would be displayed across the entire religious year on a rolling cycle. ‘Programming of the control system was far more critical than the displays, and was where our expertise and previous experience came to the fore,’ explained Jeremy Harwood of LED Synergy. ‘The Mullahs responsible for this mosque, could have gone to any LED solution supplier around the world, but chose to come to us because of our reputation, and the fact that we clearly understood the complexities of what they wanted. ‘More importantly we could deliver and guarantee a robust solution that met their needs. While price was still important they had to be 110 per cent sure that our solution would consistently perform and without any glitches.’ The gold-inlaid marble clocks feature eight high-definition, single-colour LED panels and a central analogue clock, to provide the exact details of each of the six prayer times each day in both Arabic and English text. The prayer board micro-controller, which stores in excess of a year›s Salaat times, automatically updates using an internal timer, but it can be over-ridden using an Excel spreadsheet or an infrared keyboard. The Muslim annual calendar - and the constantly varying Salaat-based prayer times each day - were individually programmed in advance to allow the clocks to automatically display the exact information for each day.

First foray Verbatim is to start selling lighting fixtures designed to complement its LED lamps. The fixtures are designed to fit Verbatim’s PAR16 GU10 lamps, making l lighting upgrades for both domestic and commercial applications simple and economical. Sold through B2B and trade channels, packs comprise a fixed ring plus a holding pin, a GU10 socket and electrical connection box. The fixtures are available in two different IP protection ratings. While the IP23 rated version is suitable for general-purpose lighting including kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms, the IP44 version offers defense against intrusion from splashes, making it ideal for lighting in bathrooms.

GAME, SET & MATCH The owner of Woodlands tennis club in Bristol has implemented a series of energy saving projects, which have resulted in a reduction of its annual electricity and carbon consumption by 82 per cent. Each year, the savings translate to £721 in electricity, 4,100kg of CO2 and 7,589 kWh of energy. Surprisingly, these savings were simply as a result of

updating the lighting. These figures should be encouraging to other sports clubs, looking to lower energy bills, but may be unsure where to start. Understanding where energy is lost is an important precursor to reducing their carbon and electricity consumption. In the short winter days, outdoor sports clubs become increasingly dependent on

floodlights. As a consequence, energy consumption is at its highest during this period. Mindful of this issue, Woodlands sought a cost effective alternative to the existing 20-year old fittings. The club engaged Premium Lighting Solutions and Lockwell Electrical Distributors to assess the situation. After reducing the number

of lights from 16 to 14 and replacing them with PLS floodlights, the results were immediate. As well as energy savings, club members noticed that the new lighting eliminates the strobe effect inherent to many traditional low energy lighting systems; this means better visibility of fast moving tennis balls. Keith Wyatt,

commercial director at Premium Lighting Solutions suggested: ‘If you are considering investing your money in energy-saving projects, a comprehensive energy audit is essential. This will enable you to assess your individual requirements and match those with the ideal lighting model.’

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SAFETY FIRST Products and services for specifiers of emergency lighting systems


he latest round of emergency lighting legislation means it’s never been more important to ensure compliance, but happily for those specifying emergency lighting systems, the choice of products has never been wider, or more energy efficient. Peter Hopper at Lyco paints a frightening picture of potential disaster: ‘Emergency lighting is a crucial element in the rapid evacuation of any kind of building in an emergency situation. No matter how large and unobstructed the emergency exits, or how well thought out the emergency evacuation procedures may be, if the building is suddenly plunged into darkness, escaping becomes near impossible. Exits cannot be located, best-laid plans collapse, the exits are rendered useless and wholesale panic ensues. It’s a fair bet that more fatalities will occur because of that than because of the original emergency. ‘In these situations light is life. Fortunately we live in a time and place where the law of the land does not allow us to turn an emergency into a total disaster in this manner. Any establishment that welcomes the general public in through its doors is required by law to provide adequate means of getting them out again quickly in any emergency, including the provision of adequate emergency lighting.’

In these situations light is life

It’s more than mere compliance ‘If all you want to do is comply with the regulations in the cheapest way possible then emergency lighting can be provided in the most basic form,’ Hopper continued. ‘However the kind of premises that are under an obligation to provide emergency lighting are frequently those whose patrons expect them to offer a stylish ambience rather than the most basic facilities. ‘That being the case, you probably go to considerable trouble and expense to provide an elegant and sophisticated venue. Crudely designed basic emergency lighting will detract from that impression of sophistication. Modern, well-designed emergency lighting is eye-catching without being intrusive. People should notice it as a reassuring indication that the place is well managed, without feeling intimidated by it.’Lyco offers a slimline emergency bulkhead light housed in a neat rectangular unit with legend boards indicating route to safety, and incorporating a 4W LED. ‘Signs like these that show the way to get out and remain

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illuminated when the power fails are vital,’ asserts Hopper, ‘but you need lights in the area where the people are gathered that also stay on - or come on when the electricity supply goes down. Likewise any passageways leading to safety will need to remain illuminated at least until everyone is out of the building.’ Several of Lyco’s emergency lighting products are ideally suited to these situations. At only 40mm in diameter, the 3W LED compact emergency downlight fits unobtrusively into the ceiling, gently glowing green when all is well and providing a bright white light if the mains power fails.

Emergency fittings

Modern, well-designed emergency lighting is eye-catching without being intrusive


Harvard’s maintained and non-maintained emergency drivers provide a simple, cost effective solution for locations requiring reliable, low-power lighting in the event of a mains failure. The standalone compact units incorporate intelligent control of both battery charging and constant current drive to the LED, with a separate output available to power a small indicator LED giving the battery charge status. The company’s maintained driver model also features a switched-live input, meaning it can be used for general illumination as well as emergency operation. Although offered as a standalone product, Harvard also supplies its emergency drivers as a one-stop package solution, alongside a power pack and LED module from one of its trusted lighting partners. For buildings with modular ceilings, RIDI Lighting has released the next generation of its EBRMELED recessed modular luminaires, fitted with highly efficient LED boards.The EBRME models are designed for lay-in or drawn-up recessed mounting and are available with opal acrylic panels, microprismatic diffusers or parabolic louvres. The addition of the LED modules, featuring the use of Samsung chips, adds key elements of energy efficiency and low maintenance benefits to this cost effective range. Designed for use in modular ceilings, the steel housing and powder coated body is durable and deliberately minimalist in design for increased suitability for a variety of applications. Available in 600x600mm and 1200x300mm variants, the latest models can be sealed to protect against the ingress of dust and water splashes to IP54 rating.

‘The new LED module versions bring increased efficiency to this luminaire design, which has found its natural home in schools, offices and other applications with modular ceilings,’ explained MD, Mike Attard. The new models also have built-in emergency functionality. The total luminous flux of the LED modules is 5200 lumens, with a colour rendering index Ra>85 and colour temperature of 3000 or 4000 Kelvin. A new 3600 lumen version is available, which is run at 350mA and offers even greater energy savings.

Watching out When it comes to monitoring systems in commercial premises, Mackwell could hold the answer with its N-light base touch panel - a DALI automated emergency lighting test and monitoring system. Function and duration tests are performed and recorded in accordance with EN standard 62034. The intuitive touch panel makes live emergency system status quick and easy to understand and suitable for a wide range of end user applications. N-light Base is compatible with the company’s full range of DALI emergency components and selfcontained emergency luminaires. The system requires correct configuration and continued service to ensure the emergency lighting scheme remains compliant, so Mackwell offers a commissioning service and a range of service contracts to ensure the schemes are correctly set up and remain compliant.

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The new DALI N-light® BASE emergency test system from mackwell® provides the perfect balance between safety and simplicity. Automatic function and duration tests are performed and recorded in accordance with IEC standard 62034. Live system status is shown on the touch panel via a straightforward red or green display. A complementary range of DALI emergency products are also available from mackwell®. For a simple to use automatic emergency lighting test and monitoring system – The new N-light® BASE from mackwell®.



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Established ICEL accredited emergency lighting specialists, COCO Lighting provides effective solutions with outstanding service. At COCO Lighting our emergency luminaires are converted to exceptional standards and supported by comprehensive electrical and thermal testing. We convert customers own luminaires with rapid turn around and certificated quality assurances. In addition, our extensive range of emergency and mains-only luminaires provides a stylish solution for all types of applications. Our expertise includes the very latest in LED technology. 30 years of experience puts us at the forefront of emergency lighting.

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Your life in their hands

Supplying foolproof emergency lighting for a new hospital was a high priority for Ysbyty Cwm Cynon t a cost of £70m, a brand new, state-of-the-art hospital has been built in South Wales to sustainable standards, which includes lighting control in 80 wards with integrated emergency lighting testing. Ysbyty Cwm Cynon, in the Cynon valley area, was commissioned by Cwm Taf, the local health board, and the project team included HLM as architect and interior designer, Arup as structural engineer, and Buro Happold as M&E engineer. Energy efficiency is central to the design of the new hospital, and practical and sustainable features have been adopted, including naturally ventilated wards and a biomass hot water system that, alongside the lighting control system, reduces the facility’s carbon footprint as well as operating costs.

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In control

Compliance is King

One of the innovative features is the Control続 system from RIDI Lighting. RIDI worked with MJN Colston to integrate the ward dimming and emergency lighting testing onto one system. The company supplied a total of seven Control続 lighting controllers, which are spread across the hospital buildings, and control the dimming of lighting in the wards as well as handle the emergency testing and logging of approximately 2400 emergency luminaires sited throughout the hospital. The controllers are networked to a central PC, which shows at a glance the status of the emergency lighting throughout the building by means of coloured indicators. Clicking an indicator shows detailed information about the emergency luminaires and emergency testing logs for that area. In all, the hospital is broken down into 250 emergency testing zones across the four floors, to allow the maintenance team to locate and rectify any faults swiftly. The 80 wards are connected to the system, which provides them with both day and night-time lighting level presets: this is in addition to staff being able to manually adjust the lighting levels to suit specific tasks. The system was commissioned over a number of months as various parts of the hospital were completed and brought online.

Control続 is a software-based control system, using standard TCP/IP (also DALI) that gives complete control of lighting systems from a single interface. Simple both to install and use, it allows individual building users to manage their own environment via a PC pop-up or wireless control, as well as the system making use of the existing data network and manual control switches. The system is fully compliant with BS 5266, and when faults are detected, they register on the alarm log and email notifications are sent. The logs chart out energy usage and occupancy, and emergency test results cover failed ballasts and lamps. In all, the lighting controls incorporating emergency testing means there is one less thing for the facilities team to worry about. Having emergency testing built-in means the functionality runs automatically, with the facilities team benefitting from the automated tests and calls to action they deliver, along with increased energy savings as per the wider lighting control system.

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Astro Lighting is a leading British designer and manufacturer of contemporary lighting at the forefront of the hospitality sector, offering the largest range of IP44 rated products anywhere in the world. Astro design and manufacture a wide choice of contemporary wall lights, table lamps and down lights with an extensive use of LED designs within the range. LEDs feature prominently in Astro’s intriguing collection of wall-mounted directional reading lights, such as the Momo. The Astro Momo family includes a choice of interior lights to create a flowing and co-ordinated scheme, including wall lights, a table lamp and floor lamp. The wall light is available with or without a directional LED reading light which makes it a popular choice for hotel bedrooms. It has a solid square wall plate and either a double hinged or single swing arm, and is available in chrome, brushed nickel or bronze. The entire Momo family is available with shades in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes which are purchased separately to enable you to mix and match.

NEW Integrated LED Range from Hacel Lighting Revlo LED Power Spot Hacel Lighting’s LED Revlo Power Spot features a clean, compact design, with a distinctive LED light engine housing and sleek pivotal arm designed and manufactured within CREE test configuration guidelines, offering a 50,000 hour lifespan. Efficacies in excess of 83lm/W and high lumen output options up to 2500lm, the Revlo offers a high degree of flexibility with stylish design features. Available in White, Black or Graphite powder coat finishes (RAL based corporate colours available on request), the Revlo is also available in Surface, with concealed fixing covers, Single and Three Circuit Track mounted versions. Operating systems include Digital and Dali Dimming. With its minimalistic dimensions, the Revlo is suitable for Architectural, Retail and Commercial projects of the highest standard representing the future of interior display lighting with unrivalled performance.

ML Accessories +44 1582 88 77 60 | ML Accessories launches new Knightsbridge 2013 catalogue The 2013 Knightsbridge Catalogue from ML Accessories has even more to offer, now bigger than ever with over 2,000 lighting and wiring products supported by its unbeatable Knightsbridge service. ML Accessories has added another 140 easyto-order products including LED fire-rated downlights, LED emergency lighting and floodlights, UltraLED GU10/MR16 lamps, high-frequency modular fittings, T5 surface and IP65 non-corrosive fittings. Next day delivery is standard and ML Accessories has further increased the already impressive stock levels at its brand new facilities to give customers more choice, greater support and even better service. Dedicated teams offer fast-response customer service, sales and technical support and orders can be placed by phone, fax, email or online at In addition to holding many prices at 2012 levels, ML Accessories has also announced reductions on a large number of its top-selling lines.

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Praised by Designers With our in-house facilities we can spray metal plates to match any RAL colour, a service that has been praised by Designers. Once sprayed, the electrical fitting can either then be lost in the room or, it can co-ordinate with it. A sprayed plate refrains from being obvious but when it comes to use, appreciated. Any of our metal plate designs can have this finish as an option, so for more details contact Focus SB or browse the website.

Ledlites Ltd 10W and 13W downlights suitable for residential areas, restaurants, commercial spaces, walkways, hotels and high ceilings. The 10W downlight is available in 3000 and 4000k with a beam angle option of 60 and 90 degree. The 13W downlight has a beam angle of 80 degree and is available in 3000 and 4000k. Part L compliant. 10W cutout 95mm and 13W cut out 90mm. The 10w and 13w down lights have an option to be supplied with either clear, etched or centre etched glass. The downlights come with an external high power factor Meanwell driver and are guaranteed for three years. Dimmable and Emergency options available on request.

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MADE IN BRITAIN Wandsworth Group has reiterated its commitment to British manu-facturing by relocating its headquarters to a 40,000 sq ft, custom-specified building in Woking. The move to a state-of-the-art site at the Woking Business Park will enable it to modernise its manufacturing facilities and create capacity for further growth. All manufacturing, product development and officebased functions have moved to the new site, which is fitted with lean production and assembly lines. The move was made possible by the sale of Wandsworth’s existing premises for redevelopment as a supermarket. Gary Stevens, Group MD commented: ‘Woking has been home to Wandsworth for 60 years, and we’re delighted that we have been successful in finding suitable premises close to our existing HQ, as the move will enable us to realise our long-term objectives while continuing to benefit from the experience of our team and remain an important employer in the town.

Kevan Shaw Lighting Design (KSLD) designed lighting for the winning John McAslan and Partners’ George Square scheme, which was then dramatically cancelled by Glasgow City Council leader, Gordon Matheson. The proposal included a series of tall masts between which a ribbon of media mesh was to be woven, offering a canvas for seasonal- and event-based artwork. Interactive light panels in the mast bases were designed to respond to a person approaching by offer information relevant to Glasgow’s cultural events. Linear lighting element integrated into the benches provided a more intimate level of lighting in the park areas, and a series of statues in the square were to be appropriately lit. Kevan Shaw C.Eng MILP commented: ‘All the shortlisted teams put in a huge amount of largely unpaid work to produce the six schemes, on the clear expectation that one team would be awarded the project. For a politician to subvert the process when a winner is announced, that meets the brief the teams were given and answers the principle criticisms laid by the public, is unbelievable!’ In the event that ‘sanity prevails’ and the project is reinstated, KSLD looks forward to developing the scheme it designed with McAslan Architects. The company suggests that any remaining public criticisms can and should be resolved in the design development process as is normal with public realm projects of this scale.

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The four-storey, glass-roofed building, which cost £5m to renovate, was designed and project managed by Triglyph Property Consultants and carried out by contractor Overbury. A BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ has been given to the building, which has been refurbished using recycled and energy efficient materials where possible. The upgrade took in every area of the building, including the impressive communal atrium and reception, along with high quality toilets.

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SMART WAY TO SAVE Schneider Electric has received accredited certification for the new ISO 50001 standard for energy management systems across 15 of its UK sites. The company believes the certification recognises its commitment to continuously improving the energy efficiency of its sites, reducing

environmental footprint and enhancing user comfort. The programme to achieving ISO 50001 involved energy audits at each site to identify where there were opportunities to reduce energy usage. This was followed by site-based energy efficiency improvement projects, to upgrade

key equipment, such as lighting by supporting it with intelligent lighting control. To ensure there is continual improvement in energy efficiency, the company developed and implemented its energy management system, which outlines procedures and processes to keep savings on track.

In addition, Schneider Electric engaged staff to become more energy conscious through energy days, competitions and ongoing updates, as well as deploying ‘energy champions’ at each site to measure consumption, raise awareness and implement improvement projects. As a way of heightening

the staff’s energy awareness, Schneider Electric encouraged them to undertake courses on its e-learning programme. The investment in such practices has meant that from 2011 to 2012, the company saved six per cent in energy consumption. This equates to around £90,000 in cost savings.

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Make it clear David Wright of ELP looks at the key requirement of making sure emergency signs can be seen by everyone at all times, with the introduction of The Clear Sign Campaign t is not enough that a safety sign can be seen. It is essential that each sign is quickly understood, and that an installation of signs quickly and clearly conveys their intention and continues to confirm the message. Research has identified that the key requirements for an acceptable safety sign are: Conspicuity: The capacity of a sign to stand out or be distinguishable from its surroundings and thus be readily discovered by the eye. It is the noticeable contrast between a sign and its background, attributed to an exogenous (unplanned) or andogenous (planned) mind-set, with the display having features that attract attention to the sign. Conspicuity is considered a subjective outcome. Visibility: The physical attributes of a sign and its content that allows for detection at a given distance, although legibility may be uncertain. Visibility is considered an objective stimulus. Legibility: The physical attributes of a sign that allow for differentiation of its letters, words, numbers, or graphics and that directly relate to an observer’s visual acuity. Legibility is considered an objective stimulus. Understandability: That which enables the observer to correctly perceive the information content of

Standardisation across Europe was one method of increasing a wider understanding of safety signs

letters, numbers or symbols grouped together, or other meaningful relationships on the sign. Understandability is the character of a sign that leads to comprehension of its intended message, and depends on legibility and other considerations of contents and time restraints. It is considered a subjective outcome. When considering a design for an effective escape route, it is important that the exit path and any potential obstacles are well illuminated. BSEN 1838 (incorporated into BS 5266 as Part 7) sets out the requirements, such as the centre line of any escape route should be lit to a minimum of one lux and the route should be marked with well positioned signs that clearly indicate the direction towards a final exit and on to the ‘place of safety’. The signs should be positioned so that each is always within a readable viewing distance, and each sign shall be located so that it is visible to reconfirm the correct route at every intersection or change of direction, so that evacuees can move along the escape route quickly and safely. However, in some environments (public buildings, retail areas, etc.) there may be a great number of signboards, building furniture and visual obstacles that could confuse evacuees in an emergency situation. This is why safety signs must be easily seen and understood and, in today’s cosmopolitan society, it is also essential that the meaning of signs does not rely on language.

The legal situation Standardisation across Europe was one method of increasing a wider understanding of safety signs. Therefore, the EC Safety Signs Directive (92/58/EEC) was published and adopted as The Health and Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations in England during 1996. This piece of legislation set out simple pictogram sign formats to be used within the European Community.

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Three formats currently available for use in the UK:

ICEL advice under the Clear Sign Campaign Initially, for new installations, the best advice is to use internally illuminated emergency sign luminaires with the minimum number of sign formats of the ISO 7010 format, to avoid confusion. Almost all escape route scenarios can be clearly indicated with the basic ISO 7010 pictogram signs conveying the messages ‘straight on’, ‘go left’, ‘go right’. However, Local Authorities and Fire Authorities can require new installations to be of either format – Signs Directive or ISO until the situation is resolved by an amendment to the Directive - so check with them to be sure you are supplying the correct format for your project. Extensions to an existing installation should be made in the same format as the original signs. The technical features required for these signs are: n The luminance of any area of safety colour of the sign shall be at least 2cd/m2. n The luminance ratio within either the contrast colour white or the safety colour green, shall be the

minimum luminance divided by the maximum luminance, and shall be greater than 0.2. n The ratio of the luminance Lcontrast to the luminance Lsafety colour shall be not

less than 5:1 and not greater than 15:1. n Signs shall be illuminated to at least 50 per cent of the required luminance within five seconds, and full required luminance within 60 seconds.

Although these factors can appear complicated, the principles are well known by reputable emergency lighting specialists, and should be assured by specifying products supplied by ICEL member companies.

The key intention of the EC Directive was to ensure that safety signs conveyed essential information without reliance on language

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The Regulations showed the intrinsic features required for emergency escape signs as being a white pictogram on a green background. The pictogram consists of the running man/arrow/door. These intrinsic features avoided the use of words in any of the escape signs, and basically set out escape route guidance, thereby simplifying the vast range of text signs that had previously been used. The key intention of the EC Directive was to ensure that safety signs conveyed essential information without reliance on language. The only problem with the EC Safety Signs Directive was that the pictograms supplied were of a different format to those shown in ISO documents and some National Standards, such as BS 5499. In 2011, it was decided by many of the National Standards bodies to consider adoption of a single pictogram format as shown in ISO 7010. This format was adopted by BSI in the latest edition of BS5266: 2011, which is considered to be the de-facto emergency lighting standard in the UK. This will be supported by the revised edition of EN1838. The members of the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting (ICEL) recognised that a further change in sign format could cause additional confusion within the already confused market, and therefore decided to launch the ICEL Clear Sign Campaign. It is a legal requirement for businesses to conduct risk assessments for fire safety and evacuation, and it is of course vital that the emergency escape signs are of a legal format. The current position includes the following key issues: • Text only signs are not legal and should have already been replaced • S5 pictogram signs (with or without supplementary text) are legal, but should only have been used when expanding an installation already incorporating similar signs • ictogram only signs with the same format as shown in The Health and Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations / EC Safety Signs Directive (92/58/EEC) are legal, but should not be mixed with other sign formats on any installation. • From 20 2, the new SO 0 0 pictogram signs are also legal, but again should not be mixed with other formats on an installation. The latest proposals do not only identify the ISO 7010 sign format, there are also references to ISO 3864-1, ISO 3864-3 and ISO 3864-4 to provide detailed information relating to the safety colour, contrast colour and dimensions of the elements. The above left images show the different appearance of the pictogram symbols used in these signs, but the key differences between the Health and Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations / EC Safety Signs Directive (92/58/EEC) pictograms and the ISO versions include: ISO 7010 details the pictogram as the running man, which should be supported by a supplementary arrow sign. There is no provision for the use of supplementary text signs to be used with an emergency exit sign. The only international standard, which provides full guidance on the use of the arrows is ISO 16069, in which it states that ‘straight on’ is depicted by an arrow facing up. This is also the case in BS 5499 Pt 4, whereas the Safety Signs and Signals Regulations and other ISO standards do not state which way the arrow should be used.

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James Beresford, product marketing manager with responsibility for emergency lighting at Cooper Lighting and Safety, discusses the confusion around staying compliant with ever-changing legislation, and offers some advice on best practice


hanges to emergency lighting legislation have left many in the dark about whether their buildings are compliant with the Regulatory Reform Bill, introduced in 2005. The Bill means that all commercial buildings must have a responsible person, with whom responsibility for the emergency lighting system lies. On-the-spot checks can be carried out, and if the system is non-compliant, penalties ranging from fines to possible imprisonment, can be imposed by the regulator.

A minefield of legislation Many organisations working in the industry have witnessed the increasing complexity of legislation, with the many changes that have been brought in over the last eight years to fire and safety compliance rules.

Being a specialist in the area has certainly kept us on our toes, and we can understand why for those organisations working outside the industry, having to comply with the legislation can create something of a headache. The Fire Safety Order 2005 reformed the way that the law relating to fire safety in non-domestic premises was implemented, and imposed a general duty of care on building owners and responsible people within an organisation. We have long been of the belief that organisations have a responsibility to look after the safety of their employees; that is after all the business that we are in. However one area that a number of our customers seem to be particularly confused by at the moment is the exit luminaire format. It is important to remember the reason and purpose behind emergency exit signage.

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Section 4.1 of BS5266 Pt.7 states clearly that: “Signs which are provided at all exits intended to be used in an emergency and along escape routes shall be illuminated to indicate unambiguously the route of escape to a point of safety.� Currently there are three forms of exit luminaire that are acceptable to have within a building used for nonresidential purposes. Signs that conform to BS5499 Pt.1 are still acceptable, but only if already in existence within a building. The style of these luminaires dates back to 1990, however due to legislation clearly stipulating that luminaires must be uniform throughout a building there has been no fervour for full retrofits. Following the European Signs Directive (1996), a further luminaire format was introduced, driven by EU legislation with the hope of introducing a degree of uniformity across the UK and the rest of the continent. The luminaire is now widely in use, particularly in buildings constructed or refurbished between 1996 and 2011. Detailed in ISO7010 and formally introduced in 2011, it was felt by many of the national standards bodies that uniform luminaire signage should be introduced. This format was subsequently adopted in the latest edition of BS5266:2011 and is now considered to be the emergency exit luminaire signage standard in the UK. The provision of emergency exit luminaires can be complex. As a general rule we would advise people working on new buildings to use luminaires that conform to ISO7010, as detailed. However due to regulations stipulating that luminaires must be uniform throughout a building, for those replacing existing luminaires it is clearly more cost efficient to replace them with those that already match the format they are currently using.

Buyer beware All reputable lighting solutions companies will continue to provide older style exit sign luminaires until they are formally made obsolete by Government bodies. However this leads on to concerns that many have within the industry about the increasing numbers of seemingly low-cost imports being offered for sale via the Internet. While many of these luminaires do conform to safety standards, the quality of the product is often not of the same high standard that UK, European and US-based manufacturers offer. The initial low price of the luminaires offered may seem appealing at the time of purchase, but often little consideration is given to the future cost implications of installing lower priced, lower quality luminaires. High quality exit sign luminaires will typically have a life span of around 50,000 hours (approximately five to six years). With some cheaper imports, lifespan can be significantly decreased, meaning that replacement luminaires will be needed much sooner. Sadly, many people give little thought to this when installing exit sign lighting, and it can result in unexpected and rather nasty cost implications further down the line for building owners. Getting the message out to people who make decisions about the initial installation of emergency exit luminaires is a difficult process, but one that the industry needs to address. The cost of retrofitting lighting that subsequently does not conform to Standards, or simply has a short lifespan can be extremely costly. It can also damage the reputation of the industry as a whole. We have a responsibility to educate people about how to avoid these costs, in order to maintain the reputation that we have fought hard to build over the years.


It is the responsibility of those within our industry to be proactive in educating our customers Ask Cooper At Cooper Lighting and Safety, we have recently launched the ASK service, and while having a wider focus than simply looking at exit luminaires, it highlights one way that, as an organisation, we are trying to educate our clients about their responsibilities in this field. The Fire Safety Order 2005, as discussed earlier, states explicitly that all buildings used for non-residential purposes, must have a person with whom responsibility for the continued maintenance for emergency lighting lies. The service aims to provide support to the responsible person, through an annual safety check by a fully qualified competent engineer qualified under the BAFE SP203-4 scheme. Working from BS-5266-1:2011, engineers provide highly detailed reports stating that the system complies with the regulations, or identifying any deficiencies; advising on any necessary remedial action that will require immediate rectification. The necessary work can then be carried out to ensure that the system conforms fully to the required standard, prior to any inspection by the local Fire Safety Authority. The service aims to not only ensure conformity, but also to educate building owners and responsible people as to what is expected from them, in terms of the emergency lighting that they provide for the occupants of buildings. Education surrounding emergency lighting has to be a continuous process, and will need to be adopted throughout the industry for it to be fully effective. It is the responsibility of those within our industry to be proactive in educating our customers, and the benefits that this will lead to for both parties would appear to be obvious. In our opinion, educating clients about the sometimes complex legislation surrounding lighting is one of the most important things we can do as an company, and we believe that it should be at the heart of the industry as a whole.

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Velos, the latest innovation in low energy solutions from Cooper Velos is the latest innovation in LED emergency lighting exit signs offering superior uniformity and is designed and independently tested to fully comply with current legislation. The modular design uses a common power supply and has multiple mounting kits suitable for all applications to give a consistent family look and feel throughout a building.

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was announced as an era of new horizons by the British Standards Institution (BSI), as the start of the year heralded the latest revisions to its emergency lighting standard, which aims to ensure the safety of building occupants in the event of a sudden loss of normal lighting. BS 5266-1- Emergency lighting – Part 1: Code of practice for the emergency escape lighting of premises considers the provision of emergency lighting in all types of non-domestic premises, and it includes both new and existing installations. This latest revision to the Standard is designed to give owners and landlords of commercial premises, as well as employers, confidence that they are meeting their legal requirements regarding emergency lighting. It also addresses the needs of lighting engineers and electrical contractors, whose duty it is to protect building occupants from the hazards identified by risk assessments. Designed by industry, for industry, BS 5266-1 incorporates the requirements from a diverse committee, including local authorities, trade bodies and professionals from the arenas of safety, fire and property.

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Chris Watts, chairman of the task group re-writing LG12: Emergency Lighting commented on the task ahead: ‘Current Fire Safety legislation requires operators of premises who are responsible for the occupants to produce risk assessments and ensure safety equipment is installed and maintained. The need for an integrated system of protection requires engineers to understand the interaction of all the fire protection systems. To assist engineers, the emergency lighting standard BS 5266-1 2011, instead of just giving prescriptive requirements now explains the reasons for the levels of protection identified in the standard. Guidance is given on consideration of the need to upgrade existing systems, which may or may not have been installed to the standard that was current at the time.’ The basic aim of LG12: Emergency Lighting is still that in the event of normal lighting supply failure: • The escape routes are shown both by use of exit signs and also the luminaires on the route acting as beacons (a single minimum light level for escape routes of 1 lux is now defined aligning to current European practice in BS EN 1838). • The luminaires provide sufficient illumination to enable occupants to reach and use the escape routes safely by being able to observe and avoid obstructions on open areas (above 60m2) or on escape routes. • Occupants can see and operate fire safety equipment as needed for example call points, control panels or extinguishers. • Users are able to shut down safely any dangerous processes or to operate winding mechanisms to evacuate persons trapped in lifts etc. ‘BS 5266-1 2011 now assists engineers to match the risks in a specific site with the most appropriate levels of emergency lighting and has been aligned with the forthcoming European revisions to BS EN 1838,’ explained Watts. | April 2013

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Who’s in charge? The Standard was rewritten to embrace the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), which brings all non-domestic premises within the scope of fire safety law. Importantly, it places responsibility for emergency lighting on the person who controls the premises. BSI aims to promote wider understanding of the different types of emergency lighting systems that may be employed, and to give guidance on their correct application within the premises. As well as ensuring safe, unobstructed means of escape from the premises at all times, BS 5266-1 specifies the need to make possible the immediate location and operation of fire alarm call points and fire-fighting equipment. ‘Building owners, landlords and employers all have a duty of care to building occupants,’ said Dan Palmer, head of market development at BSI. ‘Failure to take appropriate measures to ensure a safe escape in the event of lighting failure can result in fines and prosecution. BSI’s newly revised standard for emergency lighting will help responsible parties mitigate this risk and provide greater assurance over the well being of building occupants.’


BSI standards relate to the following areas of emergency lighting: BS EN 60598-1: 2004 Luminaires. General requirements and tests BS EN 60598-2-22: 1999 Luminaires. Particular requirements. Luminaires for emergency lighting BS EN 61347-2-7: 2006 Lamp control gear. Particular requirements for dc supplied electronic ballasts for emergency lighting BS EN 61347-2-13: 2006 Lamp control gear. Particular requirements for dc or ac supplied electronic control gear for LED modules BS EN 50171: 2001 Central power supply systems

Building owners, landlords and employers all have a duty of care to building occupants

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Emergency lighting is quite simply a back-up system for use when mains power is cut, and the occupants of a building are left in darkness, which could present danger to them. Contrary to what many believe, it’s not just for use in the event of fire. Of course the very fact that the power has failed, making the emergency system necessary, means that some kind of back-up power source is required. According to Newey & Eyre, specialist in emergency lighting, new buildings usually have emergency lighting systems built into the fabric of the premises, installed to a design already agreed between the local authority, fire authority, architect, building control officer, system designer and installer. The installer of an emergency lighting system must supply a completion certificate to the building’s owner/occupier and another copy to the building control officer.

Responding to industry needs, the Emergency Lighting Kitemark scheme is part of the Kitemark electrical safety portfolio. Shops, offices and other premises previously excluded from legislation require the installation of additional emergency lighting in order to satisfy the Emergency Lighting and the new Fire Safety legislation – the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Not only must premises contain emergency lighting and escape route signage, the equipment installed must be the correct type, installed in the correct location and satisfy the requirements of BS 5266. The Kitemark scheme complements the Kitemark for Fire Alarm Systems Installations and the Kitemark Electrical Installations. The Emergency Lighting Kitemark scheme is built in a modular format covering design, installation, inspection & testing, and maintenance. The BSI Kitemark scheme inspects the quality and safety of work carried out by businesses engaged in the design, installation, inspection, testing, certification, and/or maintenance of emergency lighting systems, according to the various British Standards, BS 5266 parts 1,7,8,and 10 and other relevant requirements. Anyone certified by BSI as competent to do this work is authorised to use the internationally famous Kitemark logo in promoting, marketing and describing their services.

Legal requirements The main reason for installing an emergency lighting system is to enable the building to meet fire safety legislation in a way that is visually acceptable and meets the user’s needs for ease of operation and maintenance. It is important to establish the legal requirements for emergency lighting and fire alarm systems before commencing the design. These should ideally be agreed between the system designer, user, fire authority, building control officer and system installer.The main legislative requirements are established within The Building Regulations 2000. These regulations detail the design and construction characteristics of a building. Table 9 of Approved Document B (stay with me here, this bit is important too), shows the locations that must be provided with emergency lighting. It defines that, in addition to escape routes, all open areas larger than 60sq m must be illuminated in the event of the failure of the normal lighting supply. Additionally, Table 9 clarifies that emergency lighting is needed for all parts of schools that either do not have natural light, or are used outside normal school hours. The Regulations require that systems comply with BS 5266-1, the code of practice for emergency lighting.

Why me? For installers, there are a series of obvious benefits to signing up: Compliance - it shows that you are fully compliant with the relevant parts of BS 5266. Being officially licensed - this means that once you have your license, you can use the Kitemark symbol to promote your business. Customer confidence - purchasing professionals, whether private or public sector want to know that they are spending their money wisely. Which all adds up to a healthy competitive advantage; in tough business environments, companies need to be able to make their products and services stand out from the competition.

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Danlers 01249 443377 | Danlers has launched a new range of Batten-mount PIR occupancy switches capable of delivering significant energy savings at low cost. They are ideal for switching lights off when not required and with energy savings of up to 50% the payback period is kept to a minimum. The one touch ‘Intelligent’ calibration process distinguishes the difference between artificial and natural light delivered to the photocell resulting in optimised switching levels and enhanced energy savings. A ‘real time’ photocell status LED indicates if the photocell is active or inactive. These UK manufactured IP53 rated controls can switch lighting loads of up to 10 amps and can be mounted onto the end of lighting battens. They detect movement of a warm body within their detection zones (either 5m or 10m variants) and include a photocell which can be set to between 100 lux and 3000 lux. This technology has a GB patent pending No. 1219746.3.

YEG Opto +44 (0)1494 753500 | Flexible Area LED Light Engine from YEG Opto The New MMP98 Series Flat Panel Light Engine from YEG Opto gives outstanding adaptability with superb performance. In response to market demand for Area LED Light Engines [ALLEs] YEG Opto, the High Wycombe based LED specialist, has designed and launched the MMP98 series of light sources. MMP98 satisfies the requirements for excellent ‘hot’ lumens efficacies, at economical prices. Adaptability is guaranteed with YEG offering this ALLE in many different formats, with drivers to match. MMP98 carries 5 year warranty and is manufactured in England. Originally designed to meet the popular 2D replacement market, this range is now finding uses in a great variety of lights - both where fluorescents need to be replaced with LEDs and in new designs calling for the advantages of solid state lighting. Versions are available with a high brightness emergency LED fitted along with a green indicator that is compatible with industry standard emergency gear, extending the scope of adoption still further.

mackwell +44 (0) 1922 458 255 | ELEDD - Emergency LED Driver Mackwell has been a global leader in emergency lighting solutions for over 30 years. Our extensive research and development has resulted in the revolutionary ELEDD emergency driver family. The ELEDD operates alongside your mains driver to run single, multi-chip and high power LED light engines in emergency mode. User-accessible selection of output current means that each ELEDD can be precisely matched to the host LED scheme. DALI is available across the product range. The ELEDD is also available as an articulated unit with battery or remote box.

Ecopac Power 01844 204420 Ecopac Power announce the latest addition to their extensive range of DALI drivers and Interfaces Ecopac Power now has available from stock for immediate delivery the DALI-701-8A. This constant voltage DALI dimmer interface operates up to 8A output current with ultra-smooth dimming and a wide range DC input from 10.5VDC – 27VDC giving up to 216 watts output power. Current resolution is 8-bit or 16-bit and infinity (1-10) connection is via a 2-pole 5mm pitch screw. Dimming control is by way of DMX-512A, RDM or DALI/ DSI interface with the DMX range from 001 -512 (set by RDM) the RDM gives full control over functions and sensors. The DALI-701-8A has up to 98% efficiency and is convection cooled able to operate from -10c to +50c. Other standard features include short circuit, reverse polarity, over voltage, over current and over temperature protections.

Encapsulite 01525 376974 | Encapsulite have developed several new products around the Philips Fortimo LEDs and Xitanium drivers. Available in 830 and 840 with 200 colour filter options. The body of the Wafer-SS and LED Batten can be finished in any colour of choice. Philips are promising continuity of product ensuring future availability and all Fortimo products can be fixed output, or dimmed with 1-10v or DALI protocols. All new Brochure available and redesigned website with photometric data being added Tel: 01525 376974 e-mail

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Silence is golden – and blue, and red... Elektrik Solutions has supplied lighting and power control for Oslo’s Konserthus. 100 ETC Selador Desire D40 Lustr+ LED fixtures have been installed in the auditorium for house lighting, with another 14 in the choir area, complete with an ETC Unison Paradigm system to control them. Project manager, Benjamin Reinhoff, explained: ‘The staff had been looking at changing the lighting for some time now, but hadn’t found anything quite right. They wanted something with the right light quality and a smooth dimming curve. ‘ÅF Lighting Norway showed them a range of options. Initially, the technicians saw a white LED fixture but weren’t happy with the result - the theatre’s seating fabric is a special shade of blue, and it didn’t pop out quite right. So we did a test with ten ETC Selador fixtures. The consultant, Morten Jensen, told us it was the best result he’d ever seen and the only product which even came close to matching the specification.’ To control the fixtures, Electrik Solutions installed an ETC Paradigm system and additional relay modules. Reinhoff added: ‘The fixtures are connected to the both Paradigm and the main lighting control desk. Each fixture can be pixel mapped - so the house lights become part of the stage lighting.’

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Abacus has designed and installed a floodlighting system for Canberra’s Manuka stadium. In her speech after the inaugural game between Australia and the West Indies, Prime Minister, Julia Gillard said: ‘The lights are a tribute to modern Canberra’. The lights mean that the ground is now able to attract world-class sporting events, bringing welcome investment and tourism to the city. Abacus used the latest technology to ensure that lighting at the Manuka Oval is the most sophisticated of any ground in Australia. 564 floodlights are attached to six bespoke 45-metre masts with a distinctive headframe. Each mast holds four types of light – wide, medium, narrow and extra-narrow – which are fanned out to ensure equal coverage on the playing surface. Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Green commented on the project, saying: ‘This is a multi-million pound contract, which has caused a real stir in Australia, highlighted by all the positive media attention it has attracted. And it’s a real testament to how far this Nottinghamshire business has come. ‘I understand that 40 per cent of Abacus’ contracts are won overseas. This sets a great example to other small- and medium-sized businesses, not only in the East Midlands, but also around the UK’.

Bertrand de Saint Pern needed the right lighting for the extreme runway. He explained his selection: ‘We fitted each of two lines of truss above the catwalk with 50 ETC Source Four Fresnel fixtures.’ Seven hundred models graced the 50-metre stretch of catwalk, which was extended into the street for the huge crowds to view. ‘We were impressed not only by the quality of the lighting provided, but with the product itself,’ said Saint Pern. ‘It was immensely practical.’ Working with distributor, Avab Transtechnik, S Group of Paris installed the fixtures

The spa hotel at Lancashire’s Ribby Hall Village features electrical wiring accessories from Hamilton Litestat. The company supplied its Cheriton range finished in satin steel with black inserts for a contemporary edge. Products included switch plates, card switches and sockets, installed throughout the hotel’s 42 bedrooms for a co-ordinated look. Hamilton’s team also designed and manu-factured bespoke products for the hotel, based on its Sheer plate design. These included media plates (comprising four standard electrical sockets, two data points and a Teleadapt wireless Internet unit), and junction box covers for the rooms and public areas to hide unsightly wiring and connections. ‘Andy Partington, UK specification manager at Hamilton said: ‘In this case, the client wanted to use both Cheriton and Sheer plates, so we were able to create a seamless effect by using the same satin steel finish across all accessories. However we often create bespoke products using exactly the same plate design as the standard accessories – or sometimes the idea is that they look completely unique and original so we come up with a brand new design or finish. The main thing is that we deliver the functionality required without compromising on style, and we believe that’s exactly what we’ve done with all our products for Ribby Hall Village.’

at the Galeries Lafayette department store during Fashion Week. Jonathan Malaisé, project leader for S Group, commented: ‘The elegant look and finish of the Source Four Fresnel offered the appearance we wanted for this technical installation.’ S Group provided lighting, sound and video for the event, including a giant video screen, so that the standing crowd could have a good view.

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HISTORY’S EXPERTS Museums and gallery spaces need specialist help when it comes to looking good and working efficiently s more curios, historical artefacts and works of art are taken from dusty vaults to be enjoyed by a growing number of museum visitors worldwide, getting the lighting right is key – not only for the enjoyment of the public, but importantly, for the long-term preservation of the often priceless items on display. Without doubt, lighting valuable artwork, ancient artefacts or fragile documents isn’t for the faint-hearted. Thankfully, these days the curators of even the smallest town museum or gallery are very well versed in the art of lighting for conservation, and they know to bring in the experts rather than entrusting the job to general maintenance teams. Definitely in the expert category, Burwell Deakins Architects has completed the transformation of the historic Octagon and Flaxman

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galleries at University College London (UCL), showcasing never-seen-before objects from the University’s collection. At the heart of the project, is the bold positioning of John Flaxman’s plaster study, St Michael Overcoming Satan. The team from Burwell Deakins addressed the challenges of retaining the statue, and re-opening the pre-existing oculus with a new installation that features a structural glass plinth over the aperture.

Opening the oculus Lighting was a key consideration with regards to sustainability, and one of the main project goals was to reduce the energy use associated with lighting the space. Within the Oculus space, bespoke LED uplighting was installed to illuminate the statue of St Michael; a direct halo that creates a sense of drama for the central statue. This uplighting is combined with an indirect wash of light to the floor below the encircling bench, which has the effect of accentuating the statue further, and providing courtesy circulation for visitors.

A museum has to renew its collection to be alive, but that does not mean we give on important old works David Rockerfeller ‘We used LEDs throughout the project for several reasons: the most important being the extensive lamp life and reduced heat output,’ explained William Deakins, director at Burdwell Deakins. ‘Prior to us fitting the space with LED lamps, there were constant maintenance issues with units that are difficult to reach blowing on a regular basis and needing changing. Aesthetically the light comes from a concealed source, which we secreted neatly away within the space’s structural elements. We opted for 3000k LED fittings to provide a slightly warmer feel within this listed and historic environment. ‘Other important features in the lights we used were adjustability, flexibility of fitting length and dimming capability. We decided to use LED light fittings, instead of cold cathode lighting systems, as LED had a better level of fire safety.’ With the help of electrical consultant, Simon Ayres of Fowler Martin, the existing suspended globe fittings in the Octagon were replaced with bespoke linear LED luminaires, which give more output for less energy use. These fittings were concealed within the new display cabinet structure at both high and low levels. In both galleries, bespoke modifications were made to standard DAL products, in order to achieve the desired look and level of

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Clockwise from top left: Burwell Deakins UCL, Groningen Museum Mendini restaurant, Job Lounge, Havells m-shed

illumination. Three main types were installed: LED tape strip under the benches; encapsulated adjustable fittings for above and below the display cases; and recessed trench LEDs on a reflector set below a curved glass diffuser. The gallery contains only subtle indirect lighting, with floor-wash below each of the showcases to create atmosphere and accentuate the drama of the space. This is highlighted further by the use of fibre optic lighting: the showcases are lit by concealed, directional fibre optics set across the top of each display case. Above, showcase projections provide animation, interpretation and additional indirect lighting. The Octagon Gallery, which is open to the public, houses a new exhibition space, with state-ofthe-art display cases and interactive displays to showcase treasures from the University’s collection. The structure of the cases corresponds to the shapes of the plaster reliefs set into the wall of the Flaxman Gallery above, and now visible through the glazed oculus. ‘The greatest challenge in this project was how to create atmosphere within a public circulation area, while celebrating a world-class collection of sculpture,’ continued Deakins. ‘On the ground floor the showcases took centre stage, with the house lighting taking a functional role in a hidden way. On the upper floor the focus was on the statue of St Michael overcoming Satan. ‘Traditionally, sculpture is top-lit or side-lit, whereas we chose to uplight the statue with a halo of light, which became a way of reinterpreting the work of art and allowing the public to view it in a completely new way. When viewed from the ground floor, the halo effect is even more dramatic and further enhanced through the use of glass that reflects through to the floor below. ‘One of the key challenges for the project was balancing the natural light levels, which vary throughout the day with our lighting design.’

Historic city Withdrawal of critical funding means that museums and galleries across the country are having to find new ways to save both money and energy while taking care to preserve the historic artefacts in their care. The M Shed Museum in Bristol, an exciting new venue showcasing the history and culture of the city, has been lit using more than 800 Havells-Sylvania Concord Beacon LED and Concord Continuum fixtures in a lighting scheme that’s been designed to discreetly blend into the museum’s interior, while showcasing the work on display to their best advantage. The lighting plays a huge role in showcasing the exhibits, as David Hurst at Full-On Lighting Design explained: ‘After testing the products, the museum selected Concord LED luminaires, as the colour rendering index and low radiation was perfect for best displaying the artwork and ensuring that fading was prevented. The Concord Beacon LED 3000K was used as spotlights for the smaller paintings, and throughout specific areas in the museum; chosen due to its long life span, low heat output and good lighting temperature.’

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‘The blend of fixtures and controls has opened up a wealth of lighting possibilities for the museum, which can be utilised as the exhibits and displays change and evolve.’

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Beacon LED is a high output, high efficiency spotlight, which uses a cutting-edge cooling fin design to maximise thermal management and reduce LED junction temperature. Additionally, Concord Continuum has been used to illuminate all of the public spaces, including the gallery, the foyers, the education room and the dockside café. Continuum can be recessed, semi-recessed, surfacemounted or suspended - either vertically or horizontally - and T5 battens with 100mm staggered lamp holders provide a perfect clean line of light with no shadowing when lamps cross. ‘The Museum is extremely impressed with the new lighting design, and the versatility that has come from the Havells-Sylvania products,’ added Hurst. ‘It fulfils all their objectives and meets the brief, whilst energy efficient options, such as the Muse, have helped cut the cost of lighting bills and lowered energy consumption. The work has been a huge success and the museum is looking forward to the future.’ Hurst was no stranger to Concord fittings: last summer, he specified a selection of bollards and metal halide uplighters for the exterior of Scotland’s Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. For the interior, he worked with Havells-Sylvania to design a customised lighting raft that would provide a first-class light source as well as housing system cabling and the museum’s PA system. Once the design was agreed, forty-five rafts were connected into nine separate lines. Concord Continuum, with 200 Concord Torus spotlights were integrated with DMX control for infinitely flexible scene-setting possibilities. ‘Between us all, I think we’ve created a truly innovative lighting scheme at the Burns Museum,’ commented Hurst. Top: Burwell Deakins UCL Above: Iguzzini Primopiano wall washer

Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void David Rockerfeller

Of course, not all museums are purpose built, and lighting some of the older, more diverse premises can add to a designer’s headache. Originally built more than a century ago, the stunning, if challenging space that’s home to the Groninger Museum in Holland has always been known for pushing the boundaries of design. Sixteen years after its total reconstruction in 1994, the management team felt that the museum’s interior, which hosts some of the country’s finest exhibitions of modern art, was in need of a facelift. The museum enlisted the help of top designers, Maarten Baas, Studio Job and Jaime Hayon to redevelop various spaces, including the Mendini Restaurant, the Job Lounge and the hyper-modern Info Center computer suite. The refurbishment also gave the museum team the opportunity to question its energy efficiency and to make the most of the latest in lighting technology. Lighting specialist, Ralph van den Berg, of engineering firm Deerns, was enlisted to update the lighting scheme within the museum’s main access and exhibition areas, while entirely new designs were created for specific spaces: Maarten Baas was responsible for the Mendini Restaurant; Studio Job for the Job Lounge; and Jaime Hayon, the Info Center. In the main access areas and exhibition halls, the brief was to keep the existing design, but to replace fittings with the most energy efficient light sources possible. The museum was very specific about the type of light quality it wanted. Ralph van den Berg explained further: ‘The museum had previously been lit largely with halogen lighting. Since then, lighting technology has, of course, developed enormously. Not only did the Groninger Museum want to make the most of this new technology and have the most energy efficient and long-lasting light sources possible, but it also wanted the same high quality light rendition as the existing halogens. ‘Our challenge was to find a suitable mix of lamp technologies with which to refresh the lighting scheme for a contemporary interpretation, which the museum could continue to use for decades to come.’ The obvious choice, in terms of energy efficiency and long lamp life was obvious: LED technology. However, very quickly concerns were raised by the museum over the quality of colour rendering and lifetime colour consistency. ‘Following extensive research, we began to realise the extent of the task of finding a suitable LED replacement lamp technology for this application,’ explained van den Berg. ‘The combined light source and fitting needed to have a maximum cross-section of 10-centimetres, deliver the luminosity of a 50-Watt halogen lamp, and be dimmable. In addition, the museum wanted the lamp and fitting to be separate entities for ease of lamp replacement, and the spotlights to be easily tilted and 100 percent rotating.’ After testing 20 Megaman PAR16 8W LED spotlights to gauge their dimming potential, luminosity and installation depth, 550 of the company’s GU10 2800K LED dimmable lamps were installed throughout the oval-shaped access rooms between the exhibition spaces, the entrance area and the new Mendini Restaurant. In addition, a range of T5 fluorescent wall wash solutions were specified for the exhibition

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Give me a museum and I’ll fill it Pablo Picasso spaces, and the Starck Pavillion was fitted with a circular power rail to ensure flexible spot lighting as required. To create a strong focal point within Jaime Hayon’s design for the Job Lounge, a Venini Murano pendant artwork and wall lamps were installed, fitted with Megaman’s dimmable series of Liliput CFL lamps. With a colour rendering index of Ra80, negligible UV and guaranteed 90 per cent lumen and colour retention over the lamps’ 25,000 hours of life, the dimmable lamps were felt to be the ideal solution for the museum’s access and restaurant areas.‘The Groninger Museum is a work of art,’ concluded van den Berg, ‘the spaces are fantastically beautiful.’

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Above: mshed Below: Linton & Kay Gallery

The new Linton and Kay Gallery is located within one of Perth’s architecturally iconic and historic buildings, the Perth Technical College. With the location came the responsibility of the heritage of the building’s fabric, and with a high profile gallery project came the challenge of creating designed insertions that met the programmatic requirements. Lighting plays a fundamental role and needed to meet all of the client’s requirements, in terms of colour rendering, flexibility, lamp life, energy savings and aesthetics. The lighting design team from MATA Design Studio settled on iGuzzini’s Primopiano projectors, designed by Renzo Piano, as they felt the fitting was

particularly suitable for use where light must actively enhance the quality of the objects being exhibited. This is the first project in Australia to feature the compact, new-generation LED fittings, which combine efficiency with low energy consumption and great light spectrum properties. Gary Kay, director of Linton and Kay Galleries, declared : ‘We tested a number of LED museum lighting products extensively for our new city gallery, and found that the iGuzzini Primopiano was by far the best performing product. ‘The team at Mondoluce were very supportive of our project, and worked closely with MATA Design and ourselves to provide us with the ideal lighting solution.’

Italian treasure The latest exhibition of artist, Luca Signorelli’s work is the first of its kind since 1953, and has been assembled by curators, Fabio De Chirico, Vittoria Garibaldi, Tom Henry and Francesco Federico Mancini. Of the hundred pieces on display, 66 belong to the Cortona artist. The exhibition has been divided across numerous locations: the National Gallery of Umbria in Perugia; the Duomo; the Museo dell’Opera; and the Church of the Holy Apostles in Orvieto; and in Citta di Castello, within the Municipal Gallery. The exhibition, which is characterised by an eco-friendly design, employs LED lighting requiring a total of 700-Watts of electricity, supplied by two photovoltaic panels. At the National Gallery, iGuzzini’s Primopiano projectors have been used to illuminate the various works of art. According to curator, Vittoria Garibaldi: ‘The product’s high colour rendering provides the best viewing experience.’

Contact Burwell Deakins Architects University College London Havells Sylvania Megaman Groniger Museum iGuzzini Linton & Kay Galleries MATA Design Studio

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Multi-tasking Universal Event Productions (UEP) has added to its LED lighting inventory with i-Pix i-Line 6 fixtures and MilTec MTC Batten 2s. This reflects a busy year, and a particularly active run up to the festive period. In 2013 the company celebrates its fifteenth year of operation, in which time it has established itself as one of the leading single-source technical production service providers for all types of shows and events. UEP’s Steve Butcher said: ‘It’s been a good year with a constant stream of high quality work, which has enabled us to make several key purchases and ensure our clients benefit from the latest and best technologies and options available in all disciplines.’ UEP has invested heavily in LED technology over the last three years, with the aim of offering cleaner, greener and more energy conscious creative solutions. The i-Pix i-Line 6, of which UEP has purchased eight units, is a truly multi-purpose fixture. A richer red and a deeper, more vivid green enable the creation of a whole new range of ambers through to an impressive swatch of warm whites emulating tungsten PAR 20 lamps.

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A FISHY TALE Entec Sound & Light was asked to supply lighting, trussing and rigging for a high profile one-off concert by Fish Leong at Wembley Arena. Technical production manager, Simon Tutchener co-ordinated all the different departments and oversaw the hectic production schedule on the day. Entec fielded an experienced crew, who worked closely with lighting designer, Bevan to ensure his structural design was realised. The lighting rig was based on four over-stage trusses, two at 17.5 metres and two at 15 metres in length. The moving lights were a mix of Vari*Lite VL3000 Spots and VL2500 Washes – 54 in total, ten of which were on the floor and the rest on the trusses. The trussing towers were toned with i-Pix Satellites. On the front truss ETC Source Fours with 10 and 19 degree lenses were used for key-lighting Leong’s 8-piece band. Also on this truss were 8-lite blinders for highlighting the audience, with another four 8-lite units on the mid truss. The back of the stage area was finished off with a Pea-light starcloth wrapping around behind the LED screen. Entec’s crew hand-rigged eight different sized scenic fishes onto the six truss towers, all edge lit with LED. Tutchener commented: ‘I have nothing but praise for Entec, their crew and the way they handled a bold design with lots of kit, which required a good deal of precision. They dealt flexibly with any last minute changes required and delivered an absolutely faultless job.’

Robe is definitely the moving light of choice for the prestigious Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana, Slovenia, which has over 100 Robe products in its inventory. Named after writer and playwright, Ivan Cankar, it is the largest Slovenian cultural and congress centre and features six venues – the biggest a 1,650-capacity concert hall – plus several galleries and studio spaces. Sometimes there are multiple shows in a day, and up to 15 different performances a week is not unusual during the busy periods. The eight-strong lighting department is run by chief lighting designer, Zoran Najdenov. It was his predecessor who specified the very first Robe moving lights 575 Spot and Wash XTs - back in 2002. Since then, there have been regular additions and upgrades to the Robe moving light stock, as the demand for having quality and versatile moving lights on the rig by incoming productions has steadily increased. The latest purchase was 12 ROBIN LEDBeam 100s, delivered by Robe’s Slovenian distributor, MK Light Sound. The Cankarjev Dom’s inventory now includes ColorSpot 1200E ATs, ColorMix 1250s, ROBIN 600E Beams and Spots, ROBIN LEDWash 600s as well as the new LEDBeam 100s. These are used in different combinations all around the various performance spaces, but primarily in the main concert hall.

KEEPING UP WITH DEMAND UK lighting rental company, Siyan has invested in additional Robe MMX Spots to keep up with demand for these popular fixtures and a busy order book. Siyan, headed by Nick Valdez, services numerous tours, shows and events, including a healthy pick of exciting ‘bands of the moment’. The company also has a reputation for

nurturing and producing new and emerging young lighting designers, operators, programmers and technicians. Half of the 24 MMX fixtures ordered went directly out on tour with Feeder, where they were specified by LD Ewan McRobb and used as the main lights on the rig. McRobb had taken some of Siyan’s original

batch of MMXs out on the last Bryan Adams tour. Valdez said: ‘The MMX Spot has become increasingly popular this year, I keep getting very good feedback from users and they are appearing more frequently on specs. So it was a simple decision – buy more!’ He added: ‘There is a lot of light output for such a compact fixture,

and the excellent feature set is a real bonus. For companies of our size, the ‘smaller, lighter, brighter’ fixtures are definitely an essential for rental stock.’ Siyan has als o invested in Robe LEDWash 600s, which are constantly on hire – most recently on tours with Bat For Lashes, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, and Level 42.

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Aurora 01727 836611 | Aurora’s LED flat panels can be colour temperature adjusted Aurora’s LUNA CX flat panel can be colour temperature adjusted from 3000K (warm) to 6000K (cool). Up to 20 CX panels can be interconnected and centrally controlled. The LUNA CX flat panel is one of a wide range suitable for office and commercial ceilings and can be surface mounted or suspended via an optional suspension kit into 15 and 24mm T-bar ceilings. It’s manufactured using optical polycarbonate for even light distribution. Dimmable (1-10V), CX and emergency versions are also available. UGR19, life to 70% lumen maintenance, 50,000 hours and a 5 year guarantee.

Light Corporation +44(0) 1442 216200 | “The TyrelLED marks the continued development by us at The Light Corporation to produce LED lighting products of the highest quality. Using single binned LED’s to guarantee the most consistent colour temperature among any other LED downlight on the market; the TyrelLED is also handbuilt in the UK to combine outstanding build quality with class leading LED performance. We believe that the TyrelLED, along with our increasing range of LED products are the very best that money can buy. Visit our website to find out what the TyrelLED can add to your latest lighting project.”

Universal Fibre Optics +44 (0)1890 883416 | Combining LED and Fibre Optics. Seen for many years as competing technologies, it is only now, through the investment of companies such as Universal Fibre Optics, that the benefits of combining the two systems have shone through. Now, using newly developed light sources, such as the UFO Mercury range, it’s possible to furnish cabinets with proven fibre optic components and illuminate them with an LED light source. Importantly, there is no need to compromise on colour temperature or CRI values – these light sources output light which is equal to that produced by halogen lamps, and they are cool, quiet and discrete in operation.

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Lee filters +44 (0) 1264 366245 | New LEE Dichroic Polycarbonate Filters Colour correct your LED light source using new LEE Dichroic Coated Polycarbonate Filters. With a thickness of 0.76mm, the polycarbonate will easily fit within a small fixture accessory slot. The filter has a dichroic coating on one side providing an optimal colour correction solution for permanent applications. Stock size 49.9mm diameter (MR16), available in 5 stock colours (custom sizes and colours available upon request).


Flex on film Flex connectors have produced a new animation to demonstrate how simple the flex7 lighting connection and control System is. The animation gives an overview of how the modular system fits together, and goes on to give examples of how it can be adapted to suit different scenarios. It introduces Bob, an Electrical Contractor who is unfamiliar with The flex7 System, and his boss who is a little indecisive. The modular nature of the system means that it is very quick and easy to install, and should there be changes to the use of the building, or layout of the rooms these can be accommodated easily. You can see the animation at | April 2013

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Is there such a thing as too much when lighting casinos? Glitz on top of glam piled on bling seems to be the order of the day


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asinos and nightclubs have had some bad press over the years. Often portrayed on film as seedy, run-down places where ne’er-do-well types gathered to cause mischief, count their ill-gotten loot or bash one another senseless, the truth is far different. Not only are these venues growing in popularity worldwide, they are attracting a completely different guest from the shadowy figures portrayed in crime dramas. Lighting these glitzy venues can be a challenge, but in a good way. Free expression, gigantic, over-the-top bespoke fittings gracing opulent entrance, chandeliers dripping crystal points of light – surely the stuff of lighting designers’ dreams?

Flushed with success Inspired By Design recently collaborated with two of the UK’s leading casino houses to create very different, but equally glamorous surroundings. Armed with clever lighting plans, a multitude of hand-woven silk shades and a sea of bespoke crystal, the company helped to create a very stylish and contemporary glamour. Inspired by Design believes that the 2006 movie, Casino Royale helped to inject that much needed James Bond excitement and allure back into the gambling business. Inspired by Design was initially commissioned to produce a selection of lighting for the prestigious Aspers Casino in Westfield, London.

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The effect of the new feature is like a crystal waterfall in the middle of the gaming room

Aspers is a joint venture between Aspinall and Crown Limited Australia, two distinguished entertainment and leisure groups. The aim is to build a leisure destination with universal appeal and a stylish and contemporary interior, making it a very different prospect to the glitzy US-style casinos we’ve grown used to. The company has already opened casinos in Newcastle and Northampton, with plans for more nationwide. Richard Noble, Aspers chief operating officer said: ‘Westfield’s Stratford City complex is arguably the finest of its kind in Europe. It opened in December 2012, and Aspers has now set a new benchmark for casinos.’ Inspired by design created a stunning collection of fittings for the venue, which all oozed glamour and excess, including Ceiling Swirl - an organic form echoing ripples and swirls in water. It works particularly well in situ over the private bar – creating the right amount of sparkle for the exclusive area. Sited above the poker tables, hand-pleated taupe organza circular shades have been positioned to give just the right amount of diffused light. The restaurant area has a distinctly 50’s retro feel, courtesy of clusters of circular pendulum fittings with black silk shades. They have also been used as feature lighting over the gaming tables. The company was then commissioned by Fisch Design to supply fittings for Gala Casinos in London’s elite Russell Square. The brief was to help create a new centrepiece where there had previously been a crystal chandelier, but which had long gone, and to provide the much-needed ‘wow’ factor. It was decided to replace the chandelier with a stunning drop fitting made using glittering crystal bead chains. It was positioned in the gaming area, and immediately became the crowning glory of the venue. Maninder Lloyla, creative director at Fisch Design, commented: ‘Overall, the lighting was a key factor in the design, but we were looking for a bold statement in the gaming room; something to create a bit of a talking point. Wherever the old chandelier disappeared to, it certainly left a gaping hole in the ceiling! The circular void was over four metres wide and almost five metres high! She went on to say: ‘The effect of the new feature is like a crystal waterfall in the middle of the gaming room. It was a pleasure to work with Inspired By Design to interpret our ideas and source such a unique bespoke solution. ‘My heart went out to the fitter, who had to set out and level up each individual bead chain, but his patience paid off and we are very pleased with the look. It exudes a luxury feel without breaking the bank. Designer and client both happy!’

Diamonds are forever Many of the bigger casinos host extravagant nightly shows as well as gaming areas. Diamond Dolls in Fort Lauderdale, Florida recently underwent a significant lighting upgrade when local company, Sound & Lighting Solutions removed all of the conventional fixtures and replaced them with LED lights from Miami-based Chauvet. The company is known for innovative fixtures for the production and touring market as well as for permanent installation in theaters, hospitality venues, cruise ships, and clubs, making it the ideal choice for Diamond Dolls needs.


‘Diamond Dolls has been around for more than 20 years, and this latest round of revamping the lightshow puts it at the forefront of its competition,’ explained Jay Krause, owner of Sound & Lighting Solutions, which specified and oversaw all of the new fixtures from design phase to installation. Six Chauvet DJ Intimidator Spot LED 350 moving yokes shoot colorful beams and project patterns from the main stage, while two more shine into the VIP area. Six DJ Intimidator Scan LED 200s also animate the main stage. ‘We took into consideration that the club has low ceilings,’ Krause explained. ‘We wanted to accent the dancers and the stage, and also have the option of scanning the patrons to add energy when needed. By using yoke fixtures in the centre of the room, we were able to achieve this quite nicely.’ Additionally from Chauvet, Krause opted for eight of each Professional COLORdash Accent RGB and COLORdash Accent UV lights to warm the truss at the periphery of the stage. ‘Adding truss to the ends of the stage turned out to be a nice touch and using COLORdash Accent fixtures gave them a nice warming effect,’ he said. For dynamic effects on stage, Krause added two lasers: DJ Eclipse RGB for rippling auras of red, green and blue, which also lights the audience; and for certain acts he used a DJ Scorpion GBC 2.0 with blue and green laser diodes that mix to create cyan. Effect can be programmed to strobe, rotate, roll, morph and zoom into multiple built-in pattern options. A DJ Cirrus laser has been installed in the Champagne area to the side of the bar. The laser is projected on to small tiles, giving the appearance of running water. Also in this area, Krause placed a can-style blacklight fixture, which features 24 1-watt UV LEDs. He was particularly impressed with the performance of the Spot LED 350 moving yoke, commenting: ‘It’s definitely my favorite fixture for this project. They are running 14-hours a day, seven days a week. Talk about a durable fixture that has moving parts! Then add the features like three-facet prism, electronic dimmer, manual zoom, with a 75-watt LED source for a price under $1,000, that’s a lot of value for the client. ‘I was pleased to be a part of the new lighting system and will certainly use it as a showcase to bring clients into the new age of LED lighting,’ he enthused.

Stacking the odds Together with every other business premises, owners of casinos and nightclubs are having to consider both their carbon footprint and spiraling energy costs. Many are implementing re-lamping projects such as the one recently undertaken at the Rendezvous Casino in Brighton. Its new high performing LED lighting scheme offers the casino significant energy savings, while keeping maintenance costs low. The Rendezvous Casino is situated on Brighton marina and features two gaming floors and a range of associated experiences for guests. Before the re-lamping took place, the lighting was consuming large amounts of energy and costing in excess of £7,000 per annum to run. A key consideration for the project was to create a scheme, which curbed resources, lowered the casino’s carbon footprint and ensured all-round savings to the business. | April 2013

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Initially a pilot project, the brief for re-lamping was expanded to include the entire casino. The Sylvania Hi-Spot RefLED ES50, Candle ToLEDo, PAR 30 RefLED and GLS A60 ToLEDo were chosen for their energy saving capabilities and ease of retro fitting. The Sylvania LEDs proved to be the perfect choice, as David Roffey of BN Maintenance related: ‘Cost was a serious factor throughout this project, which is why using a variety of Sylvania LED lamps was the obvious answer. Since the installation of energy efficient LEDs, such as the Hi-Spot RefLED ES50, we have seen a 15 per cent reduction on our overall energy consumption. The convenience of having a combination of dimmable LED lamps that fit the most common luminaires prevented the extra cost of replacing existing ones and ensured the re-lamping process ran smoothly. ‘A surprising, but welcome, result was the lack of reflection from hard surfaces. It creates a relaxing environment and prevents unnecessary strain on the eyes, which is beneficial for customers visiting the establishment. We were also very impressed with the clean, clear light rendering for the low use of wattage.’ Above: Gala, Below: Burswood Complex

Owners of casinos and nightclubs are having to consider both their carbon footprint and spiraling energy costs Working with Sylvania, the lighting designers were able to replace and integrate new LED lamps into existing fittings. ‘The convenience of having a wide selection of LED lamps to choose from was a real bonus,’ continued Roffey. ‘We found we had better control over expected light and light rendering in many situations, whether that was interior décor or spot lighting. This, coupled with their dimmable functions, made it easier for us to fix each fitting into the correct position and provide the best light for the area and the objects within it.’ The Hi-Spot RefLed ES50 was selected for use throughout large areas in the casino, including the restaurant and main halls. The first retrofit LED with the power to replace a 50W halogen, the ES50 can be fitted into all GU10 and GZ10-type luminaries. It is available in 2700K Homelight, 3000K Warm white and 4000K Cool white colours, with a beam angle of either 25° or 40°; the 25° delivers 1200 candela, and the 40° delivers 600 candela in the warm white colour temperatures. For this energy-focused project, the GLS A60 RefLED was an obvious choice. Offering up to 75 per cent energy savings when compared to incandescent bulbs, the lamp provides a significant contribution to the expected 15 per cent reduction in energy consumption. The lamp requires little maintenance with its expected 25,000 hours life, and is available in E27 and B22 caps, making it perfect for open luminaries.

Aussie glam The Burswood Casino in Perth, on the Swan River, is part of a huge entertainment complex – and one of Australia’s most luxurious. Burswood’s imposing atrium serves to welcome customers into the world of glitz and glamour to be found within. Following a $10m refit, the atrium’s restaurant and lobby areas were transformed by the installation of a stunning illuminated granite- and mirror-clad wall, adding glimmering dimensions to the casino fascia. Blainey North Architects was tasked with the exterior design. North and his colleague, Justin Condon were very particular about the atrium’s lighting brief, they wanted to ensure the end result would fit in with the drama of the wider complex.

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To achieve outstanding visual appeal and create a real ‘wow’ factor, the lifts behind the illuminated lobby wall appear to emerge from behind Emerald City-like panels. Megaman’s LED reflector series with Paviom directional lighting have allowed the designers to create light that appears to naturally fade upwards towards the lift shaft. The project used the latest in LED reflector technology with Megaman AR111 GU10 dimmable lamps in Red Dot Design Award-winning Paviom Lofoot projectors to illuminate the 12-metre granite and mirrored panels, which make up the striking lift screens. Uplights were used on the entrance boardwalk and throughout the atrium for ambient lighting. Warren Levisohn from VDM Consulting/BCA Consultants specialist lighting division commented: ‘LED light sources provided the efficient, yet warm lighting that we wanted to create this elegant space. ‘Each mirrored panel was restricted to a width of 240mm so the build up of heat from any conventional light source would have been a concern; with LED technology, this isn’t a problem. Furthermore, the AR111 lamps emit a warm light, which is comparable to halogens, yet far more efficient.’ With the casino open 24-hours a day, the atrium is continually lit, meaning that energy use for the complex is high. Megaman’s reflector technology is claimed to use 80 per cent less energy than standard light sources, an achievement that played a deciding factor in the specification for this project. Further appeal came from the dimmable capabilities of the AR111; the casino creates ambient appeal during its opening hours, dimming the lights at night. Additionally, the directional ability of the Lofoot projectors ensures


Above: Rendevous Casino

adjustments to the lighting can be made with ease. Burswood Casino is an ideal example of the use of exterior lighting for dramatic effect with additional benefits; not only does the large atrium look and feel spectacular, the use of LEDs is resulting in lower energy use and maintenance costs for the operator. The Burswood Complex is a fully integrated entertainment precinct that comprises the casino, two hotels, an award-winning range of restaurants, a nightclub, a convention centre, a theatre and a stadium as well as a host of recreational facilities including a golf course, spa and retail outlets.

Contact Inspired by Design Fisch Design Chauvet Havells Sylvania Megaman Paviom Blainey North Architect VDM Consulting/BCA Consultants | April 2013

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Smart apps and Ethernet Gateway deliver new levels of hand held lighting control for iLight Cooper Controls has introduced new Ethernet Gateway devices alongside a range of smart phone applications for use with both wired and wireless network devices. Users can now select and operate lighting scenes, modify and save changes and even password protect areas from unauthorised access using a handheld device. The same access is also available from any PC connected to the EG2 allowing users to make selections and changes via a built in web server. Ethernet Gateway and iLight Remote iPhoneÂŽ apps bring simple intuitive lighting control to both commercial and residential users alike. | April 2013

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We are major importers and distributors of a full range shapes and of lighting components for thesizes lighting and the electrical wholesale industry. Please visit our website to view our range. WEB: TEL: 0121 523 2574 EMAIL:

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LEE Filters, Building on our experience in film and television lighting, LEE Filters have introduced a range of lighting filter products specifically designed for use in the entertainment, sales@leefi leisure and architectural industries.

+44 (0) 1264 366245

TEL: 01264 366245 22/11/2011 11:00 WEB: ADDRESS: Central Way, Walworth Industrial Estate Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5AN




Ark Lighting ‘Delivers Lighting Solutions’. Our extensive range of cost effective, well designed lighting products include LED and HID lighting solutions for road and area, Architectural and Decorative, sports, traffic and Industrial applications. We can also assist with any bespoke lighting product requirements.

Inlico are established distributors of lighting components and accessories. Our product range includes: lampholders, switches and dimmers, plugs, cable and cordsets, as well as plastic and metal parts and UL-approved components. We also operate a product labelling service for luminaires.

Nu-era lighting is an independently owned and directed business, providing a comprehensive range of industrial and commercial luminaires to suit a variety of applications. This is complimented by a full in house emergency conversion facility led by our dedicated ICEL accredited specialists.

TEL: 01226 320737 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: McGann House, Chesham Rd, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

TEL: 0121 359 8585 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: 26-36 Frankfort Street, Newtown, Birmingham, B19 2YH

TEL: 01376 515937 FAX: 01376 515926 EMAIL: ADDRESS: Unit A, Eastways, Witham, Essex, CM8 3YQ




The New ‘Penthouse Range’, the latest in flat plate design, stylish and sleek with no visible fixings. From a British manufacturer and pioneer of flat plate design.

The leading UK manufacturers of brass lampholders and lighting components offering quality products for the Lighting Industry. Full catalogue available on request or on our website. We also offer a bespoke service for customers own component designs. A long established family business with a professional approach. Full ISO 9001:2008 and LIA Code of Practice Quality approvals.

UK agents for Hagner lightmeters, our range of luxmeters can measure 0.01 – 199,900 lux. All detectors are Vλ filtered & cosine corrected, and the instrument is delivered fully calibrated. We also supply luminance meters, combination meters and special detectors.

TEL: 01483 713400 EMAIL: WEB:

TEL: 0121 622 2385 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: 80 Alcester Street, Birmingham B12 0QE



TEL: 07900 571022 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: PO Box 210 Havant Hampshire PO9 9BT



Simpson Springs manufacture springs, pressings and wireforms for the lighting industry. We produce bespoke parts to customers requirements as well as stock parts common to the industry

Walter Logan’s Swivel joints manufactured by Meinzer Swivel Joints GmbH are well know to be the best quality swivel joints available to lighting manufacturers who prize quality and regularity above the cheapness of other swivel joint manufacture’s. Types available are raw brass swivel joints, silver swivel joints, chrome swivel joints, black swivel joints plus many more.


BEG Luxomat® is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of occupancy sensors, with the largest range of products available in the UK. The products are easy to install, such as separate mounting plates for the surface products and with our remote control you can set the controls from the ground. With over 30 years in providing sensor solutions for saving energy and providing control, you can be confident that our products will provide the performance that you require. TEL: 0870 850 5412, EMAIL:

TEL: 01189 786573 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: Unit 1, Latimer Road Industrial Estate, Latimer Road, Wokingham, Berkshire. RG41 2YD

TEL: 0208 446 0161 EMAIL: WEB: ADDRESS: 3 Athenaeum Rd, Whetstone, London N20 9AA

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