DW Windsor was selected to supply the lighting equipment for one of the first lighting projects to be carried out under the new guidance of the City of London’s Lighting Vision.
To meet the brief, a combination of Garda 2700K in stainless steel with anti-skate balls and Windsor Street also 2700K with a Comfort Performance COB light engine, replaced the blanket lighting approach which was previously provided by standard street lights.
Garda’s low-level lighting subtly helps identify changes in level along the steps, reduces glare and visual discomfort while supporting safety and accessibility in the area. In choosing a LED handrail, The City of London were able to reduce the visual clutter which was created by the original lighting approach.
Windsor Street with Comfort Performance COB provides all the benefits of LED in a traditional design; in an extremely low glare solution, blending with the architectural style of the area, whilst the warm colour temperature enhances historic character.
Answering the requirement for human-scale mounting heights, Windsor Street lanterns are on 5m columns, promoting views to landmarks and are fitted with an Urban Control discreet puck antenna, which allows the City to control the luminaires remotely, via their CMS and without impact to the aesthetic of the luminaire.
To complete the scheme wall mounted Kirium Pro lanterns provide unobtrusive functional lighting along the sides of the buildings.
The finished result directs light to exactly where it is needed, creating more character, ambience and atmosphere for the area.