Alexia Gkika, Senior Designer at GIA Equation states,
The brief was to provide a localised lighting solution on the Royal Steps Wembley. Garda illuminated handrail with asymmetric lighting modules was the chosen system for the balustrade/ handrails. The system offered flexibility, minor customisation and directed light where it was needed.
The stainless steel illuminated handrail comprises standard Garda 300mm Asymmetric LED modules in 3000K CCT, to create a warm, welcoming ambience.
To meet the safety demands for the arriving visitors and future-proof the installation against the rapid LED evolution, a CRI80 was specified, providing increased clarity on the steps and ramp.
The lighting circuits are all driven from supplies at one end of the steps to allow the lighting levels on the ramp and stairs to be dimmed separately via a Dali interface; meeting the masterplan’s vision to install dimmable public realm lighting within the estate.
The target lighting levels were set at 30lux average for daily operation pre-curfew, which is then dimmed further after curfew to save energy.