Lighting designers Light Bureau has specified Sill Lighting to uplight the canopy of the Manchester Gateway metrolink station.
Light Bureau was briefed to create a lighting scheme to give the canopy the illusion of a floating structure.
The lighting scheme used 18 Sill 401 plane projectors with 250w lamps, ten Sill 408 plane projectors with 150w lamps, and three Sill 495 high power narrow beam projectors with 400w lamps, mounted on columns of varying heights to light the circular, angled roof as evenly as possible. The projectors, fitted with pure aluminium reflectors, claim to offer high efficiency and controlled light direction.
Sill’s projectors with integral control gear and cooling fins highlight technological design and have a proven long lifespan. The hinged safety glass on the plane projectors can be opened without tools, simplifying maintenance procedures.
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