Northampton High School is a bright spark with LED lighting

A leading architectural lighting brand from Feilo Sylvania, Concord, has supplied a first-class lighting scheme for the refurbishment of Northampton High School. Concord Glace LED has been installed in the main hall of the school building to create an attractive environment for students, parents and guests and the Kometa 600 luminaires have been used to provide glare-free illumination in the classrooms. 

Northampton High School is an independent school located in the heart of the city and educates girls from pre-preparatory age through to the sixth form. 

The day-only school is a part of the Girls Day School Trust, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools and driving force behind the design and implementation of this project. The new lighting scheme was part of refurbishment work at the school which aimed to modernise facilities, improve energy efficiency and upgrade illumination of classrooms and the main hall.  

The Concord products were installed by, S.A. Davies & Sons, the lighting installation specialist, who was tasked with upgrading the main hall to provide an attractive, inviting space which would illuminate the building for students, parents and visitors. 

“The lighting demands for the main hall and classrooms are very different in terms of light output requirement and fixture design – Concord was able to supply fittings that could satisfy criteria for both,” comments Tim Davies, consultant at S.A. Davies & Sons. “For example, Glace from Concord is ideal for the main hall as it generates a pleasant level of ambient light and the Kometa 600 is perfectly suited for classrooms as it is able to effectively light the student work spaces. 

“We are really pleased with our new upgraded lighting scheme,” comments Anne Morris, Director of Finance and Operations at Northampton High School. “We wanted to provide the classrooms with a sustainable and energy efficient lighting choice to help improve students’ learning and save on maintenance – an important benefit for any organisation such as ours.”

Due to services located above the ceiling, Concord Glace luminaires were surface mounted in the main hall. The luminaires produce over 1200 lumens and a bright 3000k colour and complement the available natural light. The range benefits from cutting-edge LED technology and is equipped with twist-and-lock fixing mechanism making it easy-to-install. Utilising low power super-efficient LED, Glace provides perfect homogenous light distribution and offers 50,000 hours life at 70% of the luminaires original output, making it an  ideal choice for maintenance-free operation. 

The Concord Kometa 600 luminaires are installed in the classrooms to deliver optimum visual conditions for the students whilst ensuring light falls exactly where it is needed on all surfaces. The luminaire consumes only 40Watts and yet is high performing with a long life. Combining ambient T5 and TC-TL downlight technologies in one, the Kometa 600 can be fixed within a 600 x 600 ceiling tile suitable for 15mm and 24mm exposed T grid systems. The luminaire offers ultimate flexibility with independent switching and dimming options ideal for a classroom.

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August 4, 2016

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