Electrical Contracting News (ECN) December 2016 - Page 14

LIGHTING PROJECTS SPORTS PACKAGE A selection of Thorn Lighting floodlights and luminaires have been used to meet the requirements for varying lumen packages and colour rendering indices at Derby’s iconic MultiSports Arena. Thorn’s team worked closely with M&E contractor Derry Building Services from the outset to final commissioning, to ensure that the arena provides a striking, inviting and motivating place to participate in sport and also to visit as a spectator. Derby Arena is a state-of-the-art, 14,500m² multi-use arena and velodrome. It includes a national standard 250m indoor cycling track, a sports infield and a fitness centre, café and meeting and conferencing rooms. This futuristic arena can host a variety of sports including badminton, basketball, netball, volleyball and martial arts (all which can be played by wheelchair users). Thorn’s Mundial 1KW and Troika 400W floodlights illuminate the velodrome track, which also benefits from three light switching levels to efficiently meet the lighting requirements for its varying uses. Titus Sport, a robust dedicated sports hall luminaire with T16 (T5) fluorescent lamps, has been used to illuminate the infield sports area. The switching arrangement is specifically positioned to accommodate the demands of each field of play and sporting activity, ensuring lighting is appropriate and comfortable for players. BOWLED OVER Essex’s Rollerbowl, a multi-activity venue in Romford offering 10-pin bowling, laser quest and a gaming area recently contacted electrical installation specialist Ventola Projects to upgrade its lighting solution. Ventola was called upon after previously undertaking a well received transformation of one of the venue’s function rooms. Using the VAvR LED lighting range, the team devised a lighting solution that fitted in with the contemporary bowling alley and entertainment centre. A versatile solution, with VAvR LED it is possible for Ventola to create a lighting design that not only looks great when the centre is in use, but offers a practical solution when the centre is closed to visitors. With LED bulbs offering an increased lifespan and lower energy consumption when compared to traditional bulbs, they also make an energy efficient choice for The City Pavilion. 16-17 Lighting Projects.indd 14 BRINGING THE DRAMA Hager’s Klik lighting control module (LCM) solution has been specified at a theatre at the Aberdeen City Campus, part of the North East Scotland College. With the incumbent lighting control system at the theatre proving increasingly problematic and costly to maintain and repair, the contracted lighting maintenance team led by Daniel Strachan at Mitie decided to seek out an alternative lighting control solution. Following discussions with electrical wholesaler Edmundson Electrical, and further liaison with experts at Hager, a suitable LCM answer was identified; one which could be easily configured by the electrical staff on site and alleviate the need to call on specialist (and expensive) lighting control support going forward. The new specified Hager LCM units were mounted onto the existing trays with sealed plugs configured to each channel. An easy drop to the light switches via a single RJ-45 lead to individual switches and settings were inputted via the KlikLink App. This has enabled four scene settings to be incorporated, along with master dimming capability. 11/11/2016 16:29