acdc makes light work of facade illumination

acdc has supplied a variety of luminaires for the illumination of the facade and grounds of the new Boroughmuir High School in Edinburgh.

Part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Scotland’s Schools for the Future’ scheme, Boroughmuir High School is a brand new building that offers more space and facilities for the pupils and teaching staff.

The state-of-the-art building replaces the current facility, providing increased sports facilities, featuring the first roof-top pitch in Scotland which helps to make the most of a compact inner-city site. Other features include a multi-functional atrium and classrooms with quick access to collaborative break-out spaces. The new building also incorporates a public park, which sits on the banks of the Union Canal.

Working closely with both the client and Ken Gunn from Buro Happold who specified acdc for the project, 40 IGLU linear, LED wall wash luminaires were chosen for the facade of the new building. IGLU is a compact fitting that provides an even, continuous and powerful output with excellent colour rendition, making it ideal for bringing facades to life. Available in lengths of 400mm, 800mm and 1200mm, the IP67 rated IGLU has three tilt options – 0, 5 and 10 degrees – and a micro louvre that minimises glare and shields LEDs from view for aesthetics. For this school, the fittings have been installed end to end for a continuous wall wash effect.

In addition, acdc’s Blade Micro, a powerful, wall grazing linear LED luminaire was also installed to provide a different effect on the facade. Blade Micro is IP20/IP67 rated and provides an even wash of light up to 10 metres, delivering 1500lm & 4100lm per metre with excellent colour rendering. Like IGLU, it is available in lengths of 400mm, 800mm and 1200mm, and can be installed end-to-end for a continuous wall wash effect, along with an optional micro louvre or cowl to minimise glare and shield LEDs from view. Both luminaires incorporate LEDs within a two-step MacAdam ellipse to ensure colour consistency and a range of optics is available to suit every application: 16, 24, 40, 70, 18 x 48 degrees.

acdc oversaw the lighting project from the initial concept stage, luminaire specification and final commissioning of all the fittings used on the £35m new build project.

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