Blue Reef Lighting Case Study
We supplied our SOL LED Lamp on both wall mount and ceiling suspended fittings. They were used to highlight public notices, posters and various other points of interest that needed to be displayed to customers, without affecting ambient light levels. We were also tasked with illuminating a 12m x 2m hand painted mural, an area of the aquarium where there was no illumination whatsoever other than that provided from the fish tanks. Using our standard Capella, linear LED light fitting we developed some bracketry that stood the light fittings off the wall at a calculated distance, the 90° beam angle offered by the fitting worked perfectly when offset from a calculated distance and delivered the light to the exact area needed, without spilling light into unwanted areas.
The bracketry was powder-coated black to disguise the lighting so no focus was taken away from illuminated subject. The project was completed on time to an extremely tight deadline. Here's what the Blue Reef Architect said:"We contacted Lumenal, having seen some of the products they offered on their website, and asked them to develop a number of bespoke solutions using high quality engineered LED products.
As well as deciding to use LED lighting in the new BlueReef Aquarium Bristol for the aquarium tank lighting, we also looked to continue the use of energy efficient lighting in the general exhibition areas. They were brilliant to work with and worked through the different applications coming up with innovative solutions that they mocked up and tested prior to manufacture. At all stages they involved us in the process and agreed all aspects of the manufacture. The units were supplied with clear installation instructions for the site electrical team to install. The great thing is that whilst no one notices the lights, we know we have a high quality, long life, energy efficient product that over the life of the system will more or less pay for itself as a result of the energy and maintenance savings. We look forward to working with Lumenal on a number of new projects that are in the pipeline." Richard Williams. Architect and aquarium designer. Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams; on behalf of BlueReef Aquarium Bristol.