Brighton Clock Tower
As part of Brighton and Hove City Council’s North Street Road Safety and Urban Enhancement scheme, Architainment Lighting Ltd supplied the LED technology and contributed the technical services for the lighting of a historical clock tower in the city centre.
Working closely with Philips Professional Lighting and Max Fordham Consulting Engineers it was decided that the feature should be lit illuminated with a recessed Philips LEDflood fixture. The council were also looking for an environmentally aware, low maintenance solution, and with consumption of less than 36W and a thermal management system which ensures long lifetime of 50,000 hours, the recessed Philips LEDFlood was the perfect fit.
The Philips LEDFlood fixture fitted with amber, blue and white LEDs, was chosen to complement the pink granite and limestone of the local landmark. Although also available in mono-colour or bi-colour versions, it was the tri-colour amber, white and blue (AWB) option that was selected, allowing the colour temperature of the basic white output to be warmed or cooled by either adding extra amber or blue light, giving the client fine control over the presentation of the feature. The levels of each colour were generated by an iPlayer 3 controller, the easy to use DMX playback unit specified by Architainment, provides the capability to play subtle dynamic effects over the clock tower during special events. The clock tower was also complimented with Underwater LED and Beamer LED fittings from Philips Lighting.
Also involved in the clock tower renovation project, known locally as North Street Quadrant Pocket Park, were highways service provider, Colas, and contractors Edburton Contractors Ltd and Stonewest.