Small changes, big improvements
While York’s appearance remains largely unchanged to ensure visual continuity between generations, the luminaire has been completely reengineered, bringing enhancements to every aspect of the range.
The biggest update is to its base, which features an innovative new glazed design that eliminates shadowing around the column – solving one of the main issues with traditional post-top lanterns. Not only does this look more appealing, but it also provides better uniformity for increased visual comfort and a greater sense of safety at night.
Further improvements include invisible wiring for a refined silhouette and the all-new injection-moulded polycarbonate bowl with glass-like clarity for optimal performance and added protection against impacts and ingress.
Better lighting for people and the planet
With light pollution now affecting around 80 per cent of the world’s population, it’s never been more important to light responsibly. York had been designed to meet the needs of both people and the environment, with several features designed to reduce the impact on nocturnal wildlife and human health.
The range is offered in warmer colour temperatures as standard down to 2200K and can also be specified with Tunable White technology which transitions down to 1800K. In addition, to ensure light is only used when needed, York can be fitted with a wide variety of lighting controls, including miniature photocells and integral CMS nodes. Finally, to help prevent light trespass when illuminating sensitive areas, York can be fitted with a selection of discreet shields to avoid light spill and direct light only where required.
Nick Collins, Senior Product Designer, said: “One of the biggest challenges when redeveloping heritage lighting products is that they can lose their timeless appeal if you deviate too much from the initial design. With York, we’ve refined its appearance and improved lighting performance while staying true to the original.
“We’ve also ensured York can tackle the ongoing challenges faced by Local Authorities working to achieve net zero targets and sustainability goals while attempting to reduce public spending and lessen the impact from light on the environment.”