Commissioned during the late 1980s, the building's ceiling is split into awkward asymmetric segments within a polygonal building shape. But the infrastructure had now become tired, and the visual and sound mixing aspects were in need of upgrade.
By demo'ing different lengths of Solar L-Series battens, distributed by Lighting Effects Distribution, the installers were able to show they could reach the roof apex with uniform intensity of colour, while the discrete light source would enhance the aesthetic of the architecture.
The L-Series is a linear, aluminum-housed LED effect, with superior optics. It comes in a variety of lengths and other options, and is specifically designed for wall-washing. Two controllers are used at the Birmingham Christian Centre - a simple on/off switch for deskilled staff (containing two colour presets) and a lighting desk for more sophisticated manual operation.