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Light work for Thorn

Thorn’s energy efficient lighting scheme provides ideal working environment for pupils and teachers at Broughton Primary School.

Working on a brief to create the perfect environment for the pupils and staff, Thorn Lighting has supplied a variety of luminaires for use throughout Broughton Primary School in Edinburgh refurbishment project.

The school was originally built in the early 1900’s, with the main school building being a traditional Edwardian school but with major building alterations and refurbishment programmes carried out over the years. Thorn’s Suspended IQ Wave was chosen for the classrooms, with integral Bluetooth connectivity which communicates wirelessly with sensors and switches to provide absence detection and daylight-linked dimming with manual override. It is easy to use with the ability to control single luminaires or combine them as a group, use pre-set lighting scenes or adjust the light to your needs. This can be achieved by a free downloadable APP on a phone or tablet or a wireless (battery operated) scene plate/switch that can be positioned anywhere in the room. At the school, the existing switches were linked to a Bluetooth receiver in order that the switches retained the same simple aesthetic (power supply was derived from the existing lighting circuit).

Shining light

The ideal classroom light distribution, in particular the high cylindrical illuminance, is achieved with the help of a special reflector and ensures perfect lighting for various tasks, the general space and the different forms of personal communication between teachers and pupils. A range of integrated control systems such as daylight, presence and absence detectors with PIR and microwave sensors, support further energy savings and empower users to manage their own lighting scenes. IQ Wave achieves a unified glare rating of <19, in line with the EN 12464 standard on workplace lighting.

Gym hall lighting

The extremely robust HiPak PRO LED has been used to provide the perfect illumination in the gym hall. Utilising dedicated optics for precise light control and providing significant energy savings when compared to traditional HID fittings, an on board thermal management system ensures the LEDs performance and lifetime. HiPak Pro LED is up to 45% more efficient than 250W/400W alternatives, combining high efficiency (50,000-hour lamp life) and low maintenance. Dedicated individual optics provide precise light control for high level mounting applications.

The introduction of dimming control allows the luminaires to be controlled and dimmed in banks, particularly useful for school shows and functions that are staged in the multi-function gym hall. Simple to install, use and maintain, the IP66-rated Aquaforce Pro has been installed in the stores, plant areas and within the swimming pool, using cutting edge light transmission technology with refraction prisms to create a scattering effect, providing smooth light without sharp corners, and a maximum light level.

Atrium & hallway

Glacier, a high performance (76-107 Llm/W) decorative luminaire, provides illumination in the central atrium and entrance hallway to allow a quality of light in an attractive, pendant fitting. Glacier offers an efficient alternative to traditional HID pendants with energy savings of over 27% and dimming options to further enhance energy saving opportunities. Precision-designed LED bulkhead Piazza LED has been installed around the external perimeter of the school to provide security and wayfinding lighting, with the use of a precise directional LED light source.


To learn more about the lighting options from Thorn, visit: www.rdr.link/WG038


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