New lighting control system for UWE Bristol

Zumtobel Lighting has supplied a new, efficient lighting solution – which includes a lighting control system and a central battery system – for the new Faculty of Business and Law at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

Working to a brief that included energy efficiency, aesthetics and low maintenance, Zumtobel has created a stylish installation with maximum performance using Mellow Light V, Slotlight infinity, Lincor and Panos evolution luminaires throughout the building.

UWE is Bristol’s landmark £55m, 17,200m2 Faculty of Business and Law and comprises of Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School. Both of which provide a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, higher research and professional courses. Serving 5,500 students and containing 148 offices over seven floors, the landmark academic building is located in the heart of the new developments on the UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus.

Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School educate future professionals in all aspects of business and law – from entrepreneurship, management, leadership, strategy through to economists, accountants, marketing and human resources. In addition to academic law courses, they also train barristers and solicitors and provide relevant research into important business and law issues that confront both businesses and society.

In an installation carried out by Whitehead Building Services, Zumtobel has created a lighting solution similar to that of natural daylight in all the circulation spaces, with their Panos evolution luminaires. The LED downlight range has a colour rendering index of Ra>80, a choice of three luminaire luminous flux packages with 1000lm, 1800lm or 2400lm, and either warm (3000K) or intermediate (4000K) colour temperatures. The unobtrusive Panos evolution disappears into the architecture, providing powerful and efficient illumination. The restrooms are also illuminated with Panos evolution.

Slotlight infinity lights are also installed in the circulation spaces, creating an excellent, continuous flow of illumination with no shadows, providing an eye catching, streamlined strip of uniform light.

Lincor Direct/Indirect pendant luminaires illuminate the office spaces and mock court suites. With its slim and unobtrusive design, the Lincor LED luminaire draws an elegant line through the room, and its contemporary minimalism enhances room axes and architectural concepts. Efficient LED technology takes full effect in a section of only 63mm square, resulting in high-quality indirect/direct lighting. Mellow Light V has also been installed in office areas, providing perfectly dispersed LED points that deliver well-balanced illumination of the workspace, helping to prevent glare and the so-called ‘cave effect’.

The result is an eye-catching, contemporary installation with engaging spaces that work in unison with the new, refreshed facility. It also offers pleasant colour temperatures and the option to adjust them to an individual’s preference to support users with all activities.

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