Electrical Contracting News (ECN) June 2016 - Page 13

LIGHTING PROJECTS BROWN LIGHTS Megaman has supplied its Siena 20.5W downlights to the Danielle Brown Sports Centre at Leicester University for a £75,000 gym refurbishment. The Sports Centre, named after Danielle Brown MBE who studied law at the university and holds 10 Paralympic world records, features a 20m pool, sauna and steam room, as well as cardiovascular gym and a double size sports hall. Megaman’s Siena high performance, integrated LED recessed downlights have been installed in the gym to replace the 36W CFL and 50W downlights previously providing the illumination. Compact in size and with no external driver, the Siena range is easy to install and maintain and delivers a high efficiency lumen output which, in turn, produces more light when compared to conventional plug-in, tube downlights. The Siena range of fixtures offers 50,000 hours’ life and instant start-up. Siena is also IP44 rated, making the fitting suitable for humid and damp conditions. Everyone, users and staff alike, agree that the gym has been transformed into a much brighter place to exercise. The refurbishment has been finished off with all existing machines being upgraded to the latest specification, which includes screens on machines so you are able to watch live TV whilst completing a workout. LIGHT CELEBRATION Aico’s new state-ofthe-art national training and exhibition centre in Oswestry, Shropshire, has been inaugurated in style, boasting an attractive selection of high efficiency LED luminaires. Dextra Lighting’s sophisticated design using precision engineered LED products, allowed the multi-purpose Centre of Excellence to reflect the company’s technological edge and influential status in the fire protection industry, as well as support a wide range of events and activities. To mark the occasion of Aico’s 25th anniversary, the company officially launched its new Centre of Excellence in a bid to ‘create a space for the industry to train, meet, develop and innovate’. Attended by over 150 people, the grand opening attracted the attention of local and national media and was an opportunity to consolidate relations with key customers from local authorities and housing associations, electrical contractors and wholesalers. Aico was determined to create a positive and lasting impression at the grand opening of its facility, which would serve as the next step in customer support in the future. Dextra’s design team was given carte-blanche to design an aesthetically appealing, low energy, multifunctional solution for the new industry hub, demonstrating LED technology’s full potential. GOOD RECEPTION The British Allied Trade Federation’s (BATF) head office in Birmingham is the latest building to benefit from EasiLume’s LED lighting. Office design company Accent Office Interiors recently refurbished its reception and main ground floor corridor, transforming these areas from dark and unwelcoming to bright and modern. EasiLume’s circular LED lights, LED panels and emergency lighting formed an integral part of the new design. BATF’s reception area is where members and visitors have their first view of the company, and the new lighting helps create a positive impression. As well as good looks EasiLume’s LEDs deliver considerable cost savings. High quality LEDs can save over 50 per cent on lighting bills and can last up to 25 times as long as their fluorescent predecessors, almost eliminating maintenance costs. Although LEDs have a relatively high capital cost, the money saved soon repays the investment. OL IT INFRASTRUCTURE SOFTWARE & SERVICES www.rittal.co.uk 12-13 Lighting Projects.indd 13 12/05/2016 10:49 25/11/2015 10:57:37