Students Create Dramatic Lighting at Caerphilly Castle
Caerphilly Castle - Illuminating an Iconic Structure Lighting Design students at the University of South Wales caused a stir on the 17th & 18th November, by illuminating the stunning exterior of Caerphilly Castle. The exciting lighting display ran alongside CADW film nights, which take place at the castle annually. The event provides a unique opportunity for students of the university to plan and execute a large-scale lighting project. The brief from CADW was to create a gothic feel with lots of imagery, and a focus on the colour red. To achieve this, the students planned to light the front of the castle in red, and to use custom gobos, and specific lighting states, to complement each film. The students used a range of lighting equipment to bring this vision to life, including Pulsar ChromaStrip 25 linear fixtures. Lighting student Josh Hill described the approach taken by the team. ‘Each film had its own state with unique colours to accent the text. We
Free Lights at Diamond Hangar
In Jan 2015, Pulsar worked with Diamond Hangar, Stansted to reduce running costs and also improve light levels throughout their hangar. Diamond Hangar requires high light levels every day, all year round. The lighting structure in place was High Pressure Sodium fittings burning for 3,640 hours per year. With this came huge energy consumption, generating an annual bill in excess of £75,000 for lighting alone. Pulsar’s solution replaced the original 384 HPS units with just 96 x 260W Pulsar Eco Range fixtures. This improved the lux levels at ground level by 2.9x and gave an 85% reduction on their energy bills. This saves Diamond Hangar £64,754 in energy costs every year. Diamond Hangar started getting a return on their new Pulsar LED High Bay Lights immediately. Now, after just 16 months, Pulsar’s high efficiency LED lights have paid for themselves. Or to put it differently, Diamond Hangar’s lights are now free for the next 10-20 years of their life. That’s a lot of
Over 45 Years of Lighting Technology Expertise.
Reliability, Longevity and Durability Pulsar’s roots began in 1966 when our founder built his first Sound to Light machine using valves and relays. In 1970 Pulsar Ltd was born in the heart of Cambridge, UK and today our team has over 638 years of experience. We’ve manufactured over 900,000 products since 1970. You can still find many of them continuing to deliver day in, day out. We recently came across a Rainbow Strobe, in perfect working order 35 years after leaving our factory in June 1981. The new Luxeos Range is the latest introduction to this family of outstanding products, building on Pulsar’s reputation of legendary reliability. Specialising in LED lighting for large-scale international architectural projects and with a proven 115,000-hour LED installation, we at Pulsar are confident in our Reliability, Longevity and
Flying Scotsman rests with Luxeos
The Challenge Pulsar was presented with the pleasant challenge of illuminating the Flying Scotsman to create a dramatic and atmospheric effect on its return to The National Railway Museum. The bill was to be ensure "bright and of ultra high quality for photography, as well as being unobtrusive". The task was made increasingly difficult as the lighting had to be set up and packed away each evening with only a 30 minute window to do so. Choice of light The solution needed a large amount of light in the right place to be successful. Any large object, such as the Flying Scotsman in its painted livery, effectively absorbs light. i.e. light reflects and bounces all over the place, reducing the impact of what you (and your eye see). The fixtures used needed to by substantial enough to withstand knocks, bangs, kicks and moving in and out each night. With all this in mind, fixtures also must be 100% reliable and configured to operate in exactly the same way each time it was
Pulsar proud to be a part of Lightscape Exhibition – Houghton Hall
Houghton Hall, Norfolk - The James Turrell Lightscape Exhibition In 2015, Houghton Hall, Norfolk hosted an ambitious and important exhibition - The James Turrell Lightscape Exhibition. Pulsar were extremely proud to be a part of this spectacular event. ★ ★ ★ ★ “Turrell… is a magician” The Telegraph For a detailed insight in to the The James Turrell Lightscape Exhibition, please click the link Built in the 1720s for Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall remains one of England’s finest Palladian houses. Houghton Hall is open to the public and can be visited from the 1st May 2016. Their is so much to see at Houghton Hall from their impressive collection of sculptures, the walled gardens and park, including its unusual herd of white fallow deer. Take a look for yourself Photo credited to : Pete
Holy Trinity Church standing tall amongst the features of the night sky..
Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk Is known locally as “The Cathedral of the Marshes” and it stands tall, visible for miles from the A12 trunk road. Like many other Churches, Holy Trinity relies on carefully designed external lighting to make its flint decorated architecture a local landmark by night as well as by day. A warm colour rendering, minimal light pollution and restricted glare were inherent factors in the design brief of this relighting project, which covered every elevation of this wonderful building. Following a successful re-lighting of St Peter & St Paul, Wangford, which is in the same group of parishes, the design and installation team of James Laws and Boggis Electrical of Wrentham was chosen by Blythburgh PCC to re-light Holy Trinity. They selected Pulsar Light Eco-Range floods for both projects. Holy Trinity Church was previously lit externally with a variety of sodium and other discharge fittings, with an estimated total power consumption of
Historic Milestone as Pulsar LED installation reaches 100,000 Hours
Pulsar moved into its present premises in the latter part of 2002. It was also at this point we installed our LED lighting on the front of the building, confident in its reliability, longevity, and durability. 12 ChromaPanels were installed on the South-facing front of the factory building in May 2003 and have been running 24/7 ever since, with an additional 21 metres of ChromaStrip 2 installed the following year. Fast forward to today and the original ChromaPanels printed with the Pulsar name have clocked an impressive 11 years 5 months of continuous activity - actually surpassing 100,000 hours! This real-world industry first is proof of LED's amazing longevity and also of Pulsar’s dedication to making the highest quality LED lighting fixtures on the market. Braving all that the Great British weather has to throw at them, the fixtures have endured some of the wettest and hottest years in recent history as well as snow, ice, hail, fog, wind, and all weather in between for