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Light Projects partners with Wibre

Light Projects is delighted to announce it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Wibre for the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Wibre is a world leading manufacturer of underwater and exterior lighting fittings and is well known for its precision engineering excellence, high-performance and quality design.

Its products sit perfectly alongside Light Projects’ own ranges and also complement RobLight’s fibre optic lighting solutions also distributed by LP.

Light Projects has extensive experience with underwater and exterior lighting and the addition of Wibre to its offering makes the company one of the most complete and qualified in the UK for underwater lighting product solutions.

Light Projects will be distributing the entire range from Wibre including the new CENTUM°°series.
The CENTUM°° series includes built-in and surface mounted spotlights for the underwater area. The light sources used are particularly powerful and compact LED modules, achieving one of the highest light outputs in the underwater area, with 166 lumens per watt. Available in LED options of 3000K, 4000K & 6000K as well as RGB-W & Dynamic White.

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Illuminated Swaying Reeds Light the Imagination

Lighting Designers StudioFractal have created a fantastically innovative and creative scheme in St Helen’s Square, London, developing a bespoke lighting system in partnership with Light Projects using RobLight Fibre Optics.

This is a magical example of how fibre optics can be used to transform a space with minimal use of light sources – this element of the scheme is lit with less than 100 watts.

120 fibre optic ‘custom reeds’ varying in height between 600, 900 and 1100mm have been cleverly woven into the garden of this key public space at the foot of The Leadenhall Building in the City of London. It provides an essential break-out space for nearby workers and a versatile area to accommodate exhibitions and performances.

At night time, the reeds with their glowing acrylic tips sway gentle in the breeze surrounded by a wealth of plants - all beautifully counterpointing the steel and glass of the adjoining buildings. The gently curving raised planters themselves creating seating areas and a guided walkway through the space.
884m of PMMA Optical fibre is routed unobtrusively from the reed tips down stainless-steel rods into underground ducting to four constructed pits which house RobLight FL1000 Exterior LED projectors. Four sets of 40 individual tails are specially site terminated to maximise the optical efficiency making it comparable to a factory-made Fibre Optic Harness. Each rod is anchored to a base plate buried under the planting and incorporates a spring coil that gives the desired balance of rigidity and flexibility to safely produce the swaying effect.

Once in place, the whole system is run from only four 24W LED projectors. The 4000K output with 80+ CRI colour temperature offers a bright crisp light adding to the twilight feel of the installation.

RobLight is exclusively available in the UK from Light Projects. If you would like to find out more or speak to us about a product or your project, please get in touch.

Lighting Up the Community

Light Projects was honoured to form a small part in helping to realise the ambitious DIY SOS Grenfell project to build the replacement Dale Youth Boxing Club and Community Centre located under the Westway.

Approached by lighting designers Hoare Lea, Light Projects donated fittings from its MentorLED range as well as LEDStar 1’s to help accomplish their creative lighting scheme. The Mentors were supplied with SR111 lamps donated by Soraa and a three-circuit track supplied by Eutrac and provided by Prime Light. Installed throughout the new Boxing Club, these have been used with eggcrete louvres to remove glare while providing illumination for the training equipment in the gym, such as the punch bags, weights and fitness machines.

The recessed IP67 LEDStar 1’s were supplied in a black finish to provide discreet general ambient lighting for the Community Centre in the kitchen area. These Mk3 LEDStars, with 2.1W CRI 90+ LEDs, had a 20° beam tilt incorporated for exact focussing in a 3000K warm white for a soft and welcoming feel.