We were happy to work closely with R W Curle & the Snape Maltings team to refurbish the Inner Foyer of this prestigious building at Snape Maltings.
The Foyer was very dark due to failing ballasts in the old existing fittings and there was insufficient lighting on the stairs, causing concern for Snape Maltings. As the ceiling height was at 7.5m, LED was the only solution to lift the light levels and also cut out the mounting repair bills. This also helped reduce the energy costs as the existing metal halide spotlights were inefficient.
Beacon Lights lighting design department took on the project and came up with a solution. See the above before and after photos and checkout the difference, I am sure you would agree it looks fantastic and we are very happy with the outcome – we know that Snape Maltings are also very happy with the end result.
We used a Sylvania 36w LED Spotlight which gave a 50% energy saving over the existing fittings and lifted the lights levels to over 200 lux as per the customer’s requirements. We choose a warm white colour to enhance the colours of the brick work. These fittings come with a 50,000 hour driver to L70 and a 5 year warranty. They use a unique passive heatsink design which optimises thermal management allowing maximum performance and colour stability throughout the life of the product.
Using LED fittings guarantees that there is no drop off in performance unlike the existing spotlights. Previously, annual lamp changes needed to be carried out to try and keep current light levels somewhere near where they should be but using LED technology provided an energy efficient solution and reduced maintenance costs with no further lamp replacements required. There is also no UV or IR radiations and it produces instant light with no warm up time.
Next time you visit Snape Maltings pop in and have a look at the Inner Foyer, let us know what you think!
R W Curle: curle.co.uk
Snape Maltings: snapemaltings.co.uk
Client: Snape Maltings
Category: Interior Lighting