Lighting Technology

We are sold on the benefits of LED lighting. LED technology has moved on at such a great pace that it is now possible to achieve the same luminance as tungsten and halogen fittings from an LED fitting of a similar, or smaller size, and a fraction of the power usage. The energy savings have been widely reported, and the green credentials of LED lighting are plain. Large financial and energy savings can be assumed over older forms of lighting in retrofit applications. When we design LED schemes we include cost comparisons to show the scale of potential savings.

Products

We can offer stage and architectural lighting, both internal and external, with a range of controls. Manufacturers that we work with include Philips, Pharos, Color Kinetics, Robe, Selecon, Chauvet, Strand, Zero88, Pulsar, Anolis, Avolites, ETC and others. The professional LED products that we specialise in offer matched LEDs that have been through a strict filtering process and have excellent colour-rendition and CRI. Cheaper fittings simply don’t use this process, so can be expected to vary in colour, output and longevity, sometimes to unusable levels.

Fittings can be a specifically tuned white (from 2800k to 6000k), variable white from warm tungsten to daylight, or colour-changing – RGB, RGBA, RGBW or RGBAW.

Control is handled one of two ways – either solid state control or a standard DMX lighting desk. The solid state control has various user interfaces including remote wall panels, touch screens or a web-based apps. Automated inputs can also be applied to trigger various lighting states such as dusk-sensors, contact closures or presence-detectors.

The systems that we employ are currently running the lighting autonomously on some of Britain’s favourite landmarks such as the London Eye, Brighton Pavilion, Madame Tussauds, Millennium Bridge, Harrods and the Natural History Museum, to name but a few.

For example…

In a live music venue a solid-state controller is employed during the day to control general lighting. At night a dedicated lighting desk operated by an engineer seamlessly takes over control of the stage lighting while the solid state control handles the architectural and functional lighting around the building.
Some nights there is no lighting engineer available, so the solid-state controller is used to output various states that compliment the acts by a single button presses from behind the bar or by the sound engineer.
Throughout the day and night, presence detectors sense whether or not there are people in the toilets and turn the lights on and off accordingly. Outside there are lights illuminating the venue, which automatically come on when it gets dark, and go off at 2am. The colour of these lights is determined by the outside temperature – blue when it’s cold and orange when it’s hot.

Whether the requirement is saving energy or the requirement is lighting a building for different events, we can provide the technology to suit. The potential is huge, the question is ‘what would you like to achieve?’