Lighting Design International has used the MentorLED Remote from Light Projects in conjunction with Soraa ’ s brilliant AR111s to help illuminate and accentuate the beautiful Human Nature artwork in the Shard ’ s 37th floor Aqua Shard restaurant .
This stunning Christmas feature is a collaboration between Timothy Hatton Architects and Sir David Attenborough in aid of the charity Flora & Fauna International . It comprises a beautiful 9m high cascading leaf sculpture made from 3D-printed recycled plastic leaves in the shape of English Oak , Silver Birch , Dogwood , Wych Elm and Field Maple .
During the day , the white leaves are silhouetted against the dramatic London skyline . At night , the soft light from the MentorLED gazes up through the leaves which seemingly float in space , casting gentle shadows on the ceiling .
The MentorLED remote uses the latest SR111 LED dimmable Soraa lamp technology contained in the fixture ’ s compact steel and aluminium housing on a small surface plate . In addition , Soraa ’ s innovative Snap system allows for CCT Shifter filters which can provide colour temperatures that are rare to find , such as warm glowing natural 2,200K CCT along with other louvres , beam spreaders and shapers .
For further information visit : www . lightprojects . co . uk
Image courtesy of Timothy Hatton Architects
UNDER THE SEA
Scottish Power Renewables has chosen Nexans ’ submarine cables to carry energy onshore from its new 714MW East Anglia One offshore windfarm .
Nexans will supply and install two 85km three-core submarine cables with embedded fibre optics , as well as accompanying accessories , for the wind farm in the North Sea .
The new wind farm , due to be finished in 2020 , will be made of up 102 wind turbines with a capacity to power around 500,000 homes . East Anglia One will stimulate the East Anglia region and support thousands of skilled jobs .
Nexans will type test , manufacture and then install the high voltage cables and accessories at the 300km 2 site . The turnkey contract includes a preinstallation survey and cable protection by burying . Delivery of the cables will begin in summer 2018 .
DeepOcean has been subcontracted by Nexans to perform the transport and installation scope which will comprise all marine installation activities including crossings and cable protection .
For further information visit : www . nexans . com
Thorn Lighting has supplied over 5,000 LED R2L2 lanterns as part of a retrofit project by South Tyneside Council ( STC ) that will replace street lighting on major infrastructures and residential highways in the area . The project has already shown impressive payback figures , with energy saving calculations of over £ 200,000 per annum .
Working closely with the main project contractors Balfour Beatty , Thorn supplied its R2L2 lantern incorporating the very latest LED technology to replace the old SON street lighting lanterns , whilst utilising the existing columns .
One of the main considerations for using Thorn luminaires was the company ’ s strong ties to the North East via its facility in Spennymoor , which allowed both STC personnel and Balfour Beatty to visit the Thorn factory and to have close contact , should any adjustments need to be made during the project .
STC ’ s lighting replacement scheme was spread over two phases with phase 1 being the replacement of lanterns with high wattage lamps of 250W / 150W on major roads and phase 2 replacing 100W / 70W lamps and lanterns in residential areas .
For further information visit : www . thornlighting . co . uk
A variety of LED luminaires from Zumtobel have been used as part of a major refurbishment of H1 , a 200,000ft 2 office facility formally known as Seafield House , in Aberdeen . The project has also incorporated emergency lighting and lighting controls from Zumtobel ’ s product portfolio .
The refurbishment of H1 has seen the unveiling of a new multifunction reception area which has a ‘ New York ’ loft apartment feel , with steel grey posts , wooden floors and a Hunter Douglas wooden ceiling . The outer walls incorporate large floor to ceiling glass windows to further enhance the feeling of space .
Zumtobel ’ s Slotlight Infinity LED was chosen for the reception and lift lobby area as it creates a continuous flow of light with no shadows , complementing the unique design of the space . The lighting has been recessed into the linear wood panel reception ceiling to provide an eye catching , streamlined strip of uniform light .
Externally , Slotlight 2 with IP54 rating has been continued into the external canopy along with the wooden ceiling that can be seen through both sides of the large glass reception windows , giving an illusion of even more space .
The main office floor space utilises Zumtobel ’ s recessed Mellowlight V LED 600x600 fittings , in addition to Panos Q square LED downlights in office breakout areas and toilets .
For further information visit : www . zumtobel . co . uk
STREET LAMP REVAMP
McCann has won a £ 6.5m contract to replace and maintain street lighting in London ’ s second largest borough , Hillingdon .
Commissioned by Hillingdon Council to upgrade approximately 23,000 lanterns to LED and maintain 25,000 assets over a five-year period , the Nottingham firm has recruited 10 additional members of staff and invested £ 0.5m in new equipment in order to deliver this , the company ’ s latest local authority contract .
Commended for completing a similar project on budget and ahead of schedule for North East Lincolnshire Council , work has already begun as the McCann team puts its skills and knowledge into practice – colocating with Hillingdon Council staff and operating out of the Harlington Road depot in Uxbridge .
‘ This is a hugely important project for Hillingdon , so we ’ ve ensured that we have recruited only the best people to join our experienced team ,’ said Steve Ellis , McCann contract manager .
‘ As well as an electrician , data survey engineer , operations manager and customer service administrator , we ’ ve also employed an apprentice – 18 year old Shawn McGill , giving him that all important first step into a career in construction .’
LED street lighting is widely recognised to benefit both local residents and businesses in terms of safety and security , while holding equal importance for local authorities by saving money and having a positive impact on the environment .
For further information visit : www . mccann-ltd . co . uk
Unitrunk ’ s rapid installation systems ( RIS ) cable management is to be used throughout the refurbishment and extension of Merrion House in Leeds as part of Leeds City Council ’ s property rationalisation initiative . The project is designed to help the council move to a more flexible and contemporary workspace while reducing the number of buildings it occupies .
G & R Electrical has been appointed by BAM Construction to carry out all electrical installation work across the refurbishment and new build aspects of the scheme . The company will use Unitrunk ’ s Uniklip cable tray for the risers to take sub mains cabling from the basement switch room up the full height of the building .
Each floor will have a network of Unitrunk ’ s EasyConnect cable basket in the ceiling void for data cabling , and low voltage cabling for the fire alarm , security and building management cabling , while small power and lighting cabling will be installed in Unitrunk ’ s single compartment trunking .
G & R Electrical will complete the refurbishment project before moving on to the new build when construction begins on this element of the scheme . The project is due to complete in February 2018 .
For further information visit : www . unitrunk . co . uk