GLASGOW’S FIRST ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING SHOWROOM FEATURES DIGITAL MERCURY

Hamilton’s Litestat’s Digital Mercury lighting control system, along with Hamilton’s new Linea CFX lighting wiring accessory range, have been featured within Glasgow’s first architectural lighting showroom which is located in the centre of the city.

This showroom, which is the brainchild of David Shaw, the proprietor of Design Lighting Services Ltd, has been set up as a joint venture with architectural lighting manufacturer Wever and Ducré. Since its opening in April this year, the showroom has already become a Mecca for Glasgow architects, designers and consultants as it provides seven themed areas which have been designed to show the different lighting styles to their best effect.

These themed areas cover garden lighting, restaurant lighting, retail lighting, gallery lighting, a test area for designers featuring 8 different types of luminaries, and another area that is used to display architectural retail luminaries. In each of these themed environments Digital Mercury has been used to demonstrate how effectively lighting control can be used to create set scenes and mood lighting effects.

According to David Shaw, “Hamilton’s lighting control system was chosen as it has both the finish and quality to suit our client’s high specification requirements. As it utilises digital technology it allows greater design versatility to suit the more sophisticated demands of commercial and top end domestic lighting projects

“In particular, visitors to the showroom have been impressed with the colour choices that are achievable with compact fluorescent, halogen and LED light sources. When used in conjunction with a DMX controller, Digital Mercury is able to use LEDs to create wall wash variants. This lighting effect is achieved by sequencing through the Red, Green and Blue colours to produce the colour combinations that are required to enhance the visual appeal of the interior architecture or to set mood lighting scenes.”

The simplicity of the Digital Mercury system, which utilises intelligent dimming, has enabled users to set and store lighting scenes, without the requirement for commissioning by specialist engineers. As it can be operated by a number of controller options, including push button and infrared remote controller it offers a very versatile solution.

To provide a complete package, which offers both the lighting control system along with high quality designer controller plates, the showroom has utilised Hamilton’s new and exclusive Linea CFX wiring accessory range. This plate range features split finishes and a patented concealed fixing system to provide a stunning visual impact that is ideal for top end projects. To maintain design continuity these plates can be used for both the Digital Mercury controllers and the rest of the standard accessories within the room, thereby maintaining design continuity throughout the interior design scheme.

To conclude David said, “The reaction to this new showroom has so far been excellent, with architects and designers alike being surprised at the versatility of this simple dimming system and its ability to satisfy their clients’ more sophisticated application demands. The reaction to the new Linea range has also been very good, due to its outstanding characteristics and slimline plate which provide a real WOW factor within higher value projects.”

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