Megaman breaks with convention to ensure lingerie store lit to perfection

June 20, 2011
Date Announced: 20 Jun 2011 From a ‘Bra Buffet’ with dishes such as sweet Chocolate Glory and juicy Pepper Steak displayed on menu’s in the window display, to it’s gorgeous boudoir interior, the upmarket Hong Kong lingerie store, BUBIES, has always looked to do the unconventional. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the flagship store’s recent redesign. Thanks to the creative input of architectural interior designers Atelier PplusP Ltd and the lamp technology of MEGAMAN, the store pushes the boundaries of conventional retail lighting to create the ultimate sensory experience.Designer Mr Wesley Liu of Atelier PplusP Ltd, explains further: “BUBIES has a clientele of affluent young women who expect the best. Not only do they want a sophisticated, exclusive environment in which to shop, but one which challenges their senses on every level. In addition to the aesthetics of the installation, the creative director at BUBIES, Nick Chau, was keen to ensure that the products used within the redesign supported the company’s ideas on social responsibility. With this in mind, the redesign of the Central store had to include texture, visual impact and highly unique interior touches, all sourced from companies with proven CSR track records. The end result is a store that challenges on every level. From the bold black birdcage luminaires suspended throughout, which accentuate the stores romantic pink and floral colour scheme, to the subtly lit dining areas adorned with tantalising cupcakes and fine china, customers are treated to a very different lingerie store experience.Alongside the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited wallpaper and zero toxic emission paints, BUBIES chose to use MEGAMAN’s range of LED reflector and CFL lamps, as the company prioritises environmental management product development to disposal and recycling. Together with MEGAMAN’s environmental credentials, the company’s lamps also had to create visual drama throughout the store and changing areas, provide excellent colour rendering and minimise any risk of heat and UV damage of the items on display. Mr Liu worked closely with MEGAMAN to choose the right lamps for each area and the end result is a highly efficient scheme that creates both drama and functionality.Seen in their true light Although BUBIES needed a variety of lighting to create the vibrancy that Atelier PplusP wanted for the final scheme, a priority was also placed on the visual clarity of the items on display. In the past, only halogen light sources would have given the high colour rendering index, however, thanks to MEGAMAN’s latest LED Reflector Series, an LED alternative is now available. With a colour rendering index of up to Ra92, using MEGAMAN’s LED PAR16 7W reflectors within the birdcages for narrow-beam spotlighting and MEGAMAN’s 450 beam angled AR111 15W reflectors to light the hanging display areas, BUBIES customers get a true reflection of the colour of any of the merchandise.Avoiding dark spots and UV damageIn addition to the dramatic use of spotlighting via the birdcage luminaires and 450 beam angled AR111 reflectors, Atelier PplusP also wanted to avoid dark spots and add drama within the rest of the store. To this end, a combination of visually dramatic Leucos Glo lights were included, containing MEGAMAN CFL lamps, alongside low-level spotlights which featured MEGAMAN’s compact LED MR16 4W reflectors and finally the company’s self-ballasted linear lighting, which were installed on all of the store’s shelving. In addition to achieving visual drama and high luminance levels for minimum energy output, the low heat generation and UV features of MEGAMAN’s LED reflectors meant that they could be used close to both public access areas and merchandise with no risk to either.The high performance of MEGAMAN’s LEDs, combined with the creative flair of Atelier PplusP, has led to a ground-breaking lighting scheme at BUBIES, which has also reduced the store’s energy consumption from lighting by 80% and supported the company’s social responsibility ethos….not bad for a store redesign that had to be taken from paper to finished installation within the space of only three months! MEGAMAN LED Reflector Series TechnologyMEGAMAN’s LED Reflector Series delivers low energy, wattage and maintenance cost advantages, combined with high quality lighting performance and negligible UV. In addition, with low heat output, an excellent colour rendering of Ra92 and over 90% lumen maintenance at 30,000 hours (or three years in retail terms), the MEGAMAN LED Reflector Series were the ideal solution for BUBIES’ energy, sustainability and colour rendering requirements. Providing a true eco-replacement lighting solution for traditional halogen, metal halide and incandescent applications is the driving force behind MEGAMAN’s product development. Unlike many LED lamp manufacturers, MEGAMAN uses reflectors instead of lens technology to offer the most efficient LED lighting solution. The LED reflector lamps mimic the design of traditional light sources, delivering excellent distribution of light and providing energy saving compared with conventional lamps of the same output.Using Thermal Conductive HighwayTM Technology (TCH), the MEGAMAN patented LED lamp design results in longer-lasting lamps with high lumen maintenance, resulting in up to 90% of initial lumens being available at the end of the lamp life.About MEGAMAN®MEGAMAN® is a global brand in high-performance, energy-efficient lighting and an innovative leader in LED and CFL lamp design, with technology targeting the best eco-lighting solutions. MEGAMAN products are widely distributed throughout the world, including Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa and South America, covering more than 90 countries. By setting environmental management as one of the company's highest priorities, MEGAMAN is focusing on eco-friendly environmental processes from initial design, to manufacturing, research and development, and the disposal and recycling of their products.

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