Case studies Ronald Phillips

We were approached by a client who was pitching for a prestigious project in Mayfair. They needed small but powerful lights to be used in a window display and we were up against stiff competition with the designer asking many international lighting manufacturers to present their most minimal luminaire.

After discussing the brief with our client we agreed to move forward with a design based around the Soraa 10 MR16 with the Snap magnetic beam lens system as this would give maximum flexibility whilst remaining inconspicuous.

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We decided to use the new 48v track from Eutrac (link) as it was small and crisp with clean lines and utilises remote drivers that can be hidden away further reducing any visible bulk. To minimise the size and visible cables we used a flush track adaptor and were able to redesign our Kuper 12v MR16 track spot luminaire from an L arm style to one using a knuckle. Our luminaire had been designed to take the Soraa Snap magnetic lenses which enable changes of beam angle and our own snoots and honeycombs. These options would give a variety of effects for a window which would have changing exhibits. It was crucial that one lighting scheme could be flexible enough to light each individual antique to full effect with minimal effort. We used traditional toroidal transformers to ensure reliability and compatibility with the dimming system.

Happily our client won the job and went on to re light the entire showroom over the course of the next year with a combination of the same luminaire and some additional smaller 6.5w COB surface mounted luminaires.

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