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Hoare Lea – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

Jan 2018 General, Lighting | Comments Off on Hoare Lea – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category
Hoare Lea – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category
 

The Light is a leisure and retail centre in central Leeds, and includes shops, restaurants, a Vue Cinema, Radisson Blu hotel and Virgin Active. In 2016, the lighting was given a major overhaul to create a dynamic and engaging environment.

Studiotech UK was brought in by lighting designer Hoare Lea to assist with the detailed design and delivery of the feature lighting, signage and re-branding throughout the refurbishment of The Light.

The central concept is a feature lighting installation comprising giant illuminated rings that are decorative by day and light the area by night.

Studiotech provided a specialist solution including the detailed design and manufacture of the 44 bespoke feature rings in three different sizes.

Each ring is constructed from a reinforced aluminium back tray with aluminium returns and an opal acrylic face panel. These are illuminated internally with an RGBW LED strip system with each one being individually addressable and allowing a variety of effects and scenes to be programmed, producing exciting and innovative visual displays including an hourly light show. The programming also allows for future sequences to be assigned for key calendar dates and special events.

The rings were to be either suspended from the ceiling, attached to the central column or footbridge mountable; each option meant that Studiotech’s engineers had to work at heights of up to 25m.

Other finalists:
PJC Light Studio – Winner of LuxLive 2017 retail category
PJC Light Studio – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category
Lighting Design International – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category