LED Light Wall at Sunderland Station Unveiled at Sunderland Station

A new LED light wall was unveiled earlier this month at Sunderland’s revamped rail station. The £7 million renovation has seen new waiting areas, lighting, ceilings, floors and wall panelling installed, but the most impressive additions are the three art installations, one of which is the new LED light wall designed by Jason Bruges Studio and supplied by Architainment Lighting.

In creating the ‘Platform 5′ light wall installation for Sunderland Station, Jason Bruges called on Architainment for a custom solution. Architainment supplied 717 Philips Color Kinetics eWFlex SLX fittings with 15 node strings. This warm white string LED solution is a versatile strand of 15 individually controllable white light LED nodes. The durable, flexible form allows for dynamic points of white light to be installed across nearly any interior or exterior surface, including walls, ceilings, floors, three-dimensional sculptures, and set pieces.

The lighting installation is the centrepiece of the new station and features shadow figures walking back and forth along the platform, mimicking the passengers waiting on the platform. Installation of the Color Kinetics fixtures, carried out by LX Engineering, and assisted by Architainment’s Technical Services, proved challenging as the station had to comply with LSOH cabling, and the ever-changing temperature of the station made this difficult. Commenting on the project, Architainment Key Account Manager, Lee Shields, said:

“It has been a pleasure to work with Jason Bruges on this prestigious project, and we are incredibly pleased with the final result.”

The station, which is owned by Network Rail and operated by Northern Rail, is used by more than two million people a year, making it one of the busiest in the country. Transport executive Nexus footed the bill as its Metro services account for three quarters of all passengers using the station.