Abacus Lighting
An outstanding building demands an outstanding exterior lighting scheme.
Case study - Castle Rock High School, UK

Case study - Castle Rock High School, UK






Castle Rock High School, UK

For Leicester County Council (LCC) and partners Willmott Dixon Construction, Abacus was the clear choice when it came to lighting their award-winning Castle Rock High School - a sustainable construction in the National Forest.

We supplied everything required for the exterior set-up - namely car park, playground and wall-mounted luminaires - specifying Concept High Cone lanterns especially for their exceptionally low light-pollution (0% ULOR when specified with flat glass). Their Variable Beam Reflector technology is another benefit, because flexibility in light distribution and positioning means fewer lighting points, lower energy consumption and in turn, reduced maintenance costs in the long-term.


Paul Widdison, Electrical Design Manager for Leicestershire County Council, commented: “The school’s location in the National Forest made light pollution a key issue. The original intention was to install wall lights around the school. However, we decided that as sufficient light was coming through the expansive glazed areas of the building, it would be more beneficial to design a stand-off scheme that looks back at the school and reduces upward light as far as possible.”

Abacus designed Concept High Cone Lanterns specifically for applications such as retail parks, town centres, civic areas, parks, gardens and pedestrian areas. Their aluminium canopy and trim are finished in a durable polyester powder coating, available in a choice of colours to complement surrounding design schemes.