Abacus release new Amenity Lighting brochure
Abacus Lighting is proud to announce the launch of its new Amenity Lighting brochure
Sutton In Ashfield, England: November 2007
Abacus Lighting is proud to announce the launch of its new Amenity Lighting brochure which has been created specifically to highlight the key benefits and features of the wide range of Abacus products designed specifically for car parks, roads and infrastructure. It is available to download now from this website.
Containing case studies and testimonials from clients including Tesco; Asda; Bradford Airport and Leicestershire County Council, the vibrant 18pp brochure showcases Abacus’ unique, patented high-performance reflector systems - trusted by retailers both in the UK and worldwide.
One of the high-performance products featured in the brochure has recently been installed at award-winning Castle Rock High School in Leicestershire. The building, which was designed and constructed by Leicester County Council (LCC) in partnership with Willmott Dixon Construction, won the ’Large Building of the Year’ and ’Sustainable Development of the Year’ awards at the ProCon 2006.
All the exterior lighting for the scheme - the car parks, the playgrounds and on the building itself - was supplied by Abacus. It’s Concept High Cone lanterns were chosen because of their low light pollution. At 0% ULOR, the flat glass luminaries are dark skies friendly and because of their Variable Beam Reflector, minimal lighting points are required, meaning minimal light pollution and obvious energy saving benefits.
For 50 years Abacus has focused its business on meeting its customers’ needs, providing a bespoke design service of which they are justly proud. And Castle Rock was no exception.
Paul Widdison, Electrical Design Manager for Leicestershire County Council, commented:"The school is in the National Forest so light pollution was a key issue. The original design intention was to install wall lights around the school. However, it was decided that as sufficient light was being emitted 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."
The brochure also features the brand new Orion 2 and 3 range of high performance amenity lanterns. The new lanterns are following in the footsteps of the highly successful Orion, which took the UK lighting market by storm in 1999. The innovative, patent-protected optics of the Orion delivered both a square and uniform lighting distribution superior to anything available at the time or, indeed, today. Such has been the success of the Orion that it has been adopted by major supermarkets including Tesco, Asda and Morrisons.