LTP installs spectacular LED light-wall in office atrium

Nov. 8, 2006
Date Announced: 08 Nov 2006 Lighting Technology Projects (LTP) has completed the installation, programming and commissioning of a large, vibrant, eye-catching LED light-wall at 111 Buckingham Place Road, Victoria, London.The wall, containing 380 ColorKinetics iColor Cove MX fixtures, graces the impressive atrium entrance to a shared office block, housing several high profile companies and organizations.LTP was recommended as the best installer for the project to the site's main contractors Simpson York by Nick Tolkein of Architainment, CK's UK distributor.Each of the 380 sections of Cove MX - the highest intensity member of the iColor Cove family - measures 320 mm and utilises the latest in CK's Powercore technology. This simplifies the installation by integrating power and data management directly within the fixture, eliminating the need for external low voltage power or data supplies. Inbuilt power factor correction also significantly increases the overall system efficiency, minimizing stress on the wiring infrastructure whilst enhancing the system's cost effectiveness."All round it is an ideal fixture for the job" says LTP’s Terry Reeves, adding that CK's robust engineering and overall product quality will also help reduce any ongoing maintenance costs.The atrium is a voluminous triple-height glazed space containing steps up to multiple swing doors at one end, a reception desk at the other and a set of escalators sweeping dramatically off the right, leading up and into the building.The light-wall is made up of 24 glass panels (wide) and 2 high, for a total coverage of 30 x 5 metres.It's controlled via CK's Ethernet based Light System Manager protocol (CUT) using the Light System Composer (LSC) authoring software. LTP supplied and an 8-button recall panel, complete with 8 client-defined sequences and states, ranging from funky multi-coloured rainbow effects to solid single colour scenes and a few 'specials'."It was a very smooth installation " says Reeves, "which was fitted in just 3 days by a team of four. It was good to be collaborating with Architainment again - it works very well...and the clients are also delighted."The result has transformed a functional and somewhat prosiac public area into a stimulating, fun gallery-style room that's become a great talking point for both workers and visitors to the building.Before the installation commenced, LTP removed over 900 tubes of existing fluorescent lighting, decommissioning and disposing of it according to the environmental guidelines.

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