This first phase of a wider redevelopment at the university has transformed the Boldrewood campus and has a strong maritime theme – in keeping with Southampton’s status as an international maritime city. This is reinforced by the steel and wooden structure of the staircase, which is perfectly lit by our Garda LED handrail.
The Garda LED handrails have been tapped into the steel panels, lining the staircase to give the appearance of a single structure. Each length of Garda handrail is fed from transformers located in the floor of each landing, where there are also battery packs to provide three-hour emergency lighting. Each transformer supplies approximately 40m of handrail.
On the staircase, the side-emitting beam angle provides localised lighting where it’s needed with minimal light spill to adjacent areas. The use of LED light sources ensures high energy efficiency, while a lifetime of 60,000 hours (to 70% output) delivers significant savings in maintenance costs.