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Suspended lighting system adds a touch of style to West Midlands school

Dec 01, 2008
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More than half a kilometre of the Crompton Synthesis suspended lighting system from Cooper Lighting has been installed at Fibbersley Park Primary School at Willenhall in the West Midlands.

This newly established school was formed from the amalgamation of three primary schools, and the stylish and contemporary design of the new building creates an ideal learning environment for all the pupils and staff.

As well as offering an attractive architectural lighting solution, the Synthesis system plays a key role in satisfying the latest CIBSE and BSI standards by providing the requisite balanced lighting using a wide-distribution lens for uniform upward illumination, combined with a choice of louvres for direct downward illumination.

In addition, Synthesis utilises twin T5 lamps (28W or 35W) and high-frequency control gear to maximise energy efficiency, which is a key consideration for schools today.

Featuring an elegantly curved, slim-line profile that measures only 66mm in depth, Synthesis luminaires are constructed from extruded aluminium with a choice of finishes. They are supplied with two 1.5m-long yoked suspension wires, which are easily adjusted to length by means of an ingenious yet simple clutch mechanism, allowing the luminaires to be mounted as close as 150mm to the ceiling.

As in any school, the lighting requirements at Fibbersley Park were quite diverse, and a variety of other Cooper Lighting products were also supplied for different parts of the building, including Linergy high-bay fluorescent luminaires in the sports hall, Cercla wall-mounted luminaires in stairwells, Varsity School surface fluorescent luminaires, Combiform Plus recessed modular luminaires and Solstar fluorescent downlights.

A proportion of all the fittings were integral emergency versions, and these were complemented by stand-alone emergency luminaires and exit signs from Cooper’s Menvier range. All the emergency lighting was equipped with self-check facilities to minimise the school’s ongoing maintenance requirements.

The consultant on the project was Waterman Gore of Birmingham, and all installation work was carried out by A.G. Shakespeare of Bromsgrove.
For further information on the Cooper Lighting range of products, visit www.cooper-ls.com.