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DW Windsor buy PULSAR light

A strategic addition to the Group, DW Windsor are excited to announce the acquisition of PULSAR.     Through an asset purchase agreement (APA), the acquisition immediately expands DW Windsor's façade and floodlighting RGBW (colour-change) portfolio, with a complementary range of wall washing/grazing luminaires and control systems; capturing growth within the public realm markets and expanding upon international business opportunities.     Terry Dean, DW Windsor CEO and Group Chairman, commented: Creative and experience lighting are exciting growth markets: the acquisition of PULSAR was, therefore, a logical step in the evolution of the Group – which includes DW Windsor and IoT specialist Urban Control. We have big plans for the rejuvenation of the PULSAR brand. The APA strengthens our portfolio and demonstrates our commitment to providing lighting that enhances our public realm. We believe the union of

Castell Coch, Wales

Located near Cardiff, the heritage of Castell Coch dates back to the Norman conquest of Wales. Whilst the first castle at the site was built in the 11th century as a Norman fortress to defend Cardiff, the current castle was constructed in the 1800’s. Featuring a gothic revival exterior with high Victorian interiors, no expense was spared, and the castle has been described as ‘one of the great triumphs of Victorian architectural composition.’ The castle is now in the care of Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh government. The site is open daily to the general public; Cadw’s conservation efforts, installations of touch screens and multi-sensory technology ensure that it a compelling and inclusive place for all visitors. The castle also hosts art exhibitions and other events. Lighting for Effect and Conservation Six of Pulsar’s flagship Luxeos 36 VC floodlights illuminate the gothic-revival facade. The RGBW light engines can create a full range of

Caerphilly Castle, Wales

Constructed in the 13th century, Caerphilly Castle is an extensive medieval fortification located near Cardiff in southern Wales. It is one of the largest castles in the United Kingdom, and is encircled on all sides by artificial lakes, said to be ‘the most elaborate water defenses in all of Britain’. The north and south lakes around the castle are created by fortified dams. The southern dam features eight large buttresses, and the northern dam is fortified by three great towers. Pulsar’s brief was to provide illumination for the fortified walls and towers that protect these dams. Additionally, Pulsar were to illuminate the huge outer gatehouse that comprises the main entrance to the castle. Lighting the Castle Pulsar’s flagship LUXEOS 36 floodlight was chosen to illuminate these grand and imposing structures, due to its powerful light output and versatile beam angle options. To light the wall sections, HBS (holographic beam shaping) diffusers were fitted to

Aperia Mall, Singapore

Pulsar's installation of architectural lighting in singapore is situated at Aperia: a new mixed-use development which is located within the Kallang-Lavender area of Singapore. The site consists of a business office tower, supermarket, leisure facilities, a shopping mall and a wide range of food outlets. The shopping and food courts are located around a central 3 - storey atrium that serves as a centrepiece to the space. DiMeLED, Pulsar’s partners in Singapore, were tasked with providing both functional and decorative lighting to this central atrium. The aim was to provide a welcoming and stimulating environment to visitors shopping and dining at the mall. Lighting the Central Atrium The lighting scheme for Aperia Mall needed to provide both decorative colour changing lighting for the ceiling, and functional lighting for the ground level. To light the ground floor level, Pulsar UniBays were used for the high light quality and output of the fixtures. The UniBays

RGBW Luxeos LED fixtures light the Christmas tree in blue

Pulsar Luxeos Fixtures Bring Light to the Darc Awards

Image Credit: Gavriil Papadiotis (www.gavriilux.com) On Thursday December 6th, Pulsar teamed up with a group of lighting designers to bring to life a gigantic christmas tree installation for the Darc Awards. An important date in the annual lighting calendar, the Darc Awards brings together lighting designers, manufacturers and light artists for an evening that celebrates the creativity of the world of lighting. An Opportunity for Collaboration   As well as the awards themselves, the Darc Awards night provides an opportunity for lighting designers to team up with manufacturers to put together a creative lighting installation for the event. This year, Pulsar teamed up with Marcus Steffen of MS Lighting Design, Barry Townsend from Workplane Lightplanning, Harish Persad and James Poore of JPLD.  Kitchmas   The final piece, titled 'Kitchmas', was based around a huge four metre tall white fabric tree, illuminated with eight Luxeos 09 floods - four in variable white

Winter Gardens dome lit in yellow, white and blue by Chroma powerline

Blackpool Winter Gardens

Blackpool’s Winter Gardens is one of Europe’s biggest entertainment complexes. The historic building, constructed in 1878, contains all kinds of venues, including an opera house, ballrooms, theatres and halls. The complex has hosted some of the world’s most famous performers and shows over it’s 140 year history.  An atrium beneath a large dome greets visitors to the Winter Gardens. In 2018, Pulsar provided lights to illuminate the dome for the annual Lightpool Festival - an architectural lighting even that runs alongside Blackpool’s iconic Illuminations. Lighting domes and arches comes with a specific set of challenges. Getting consistent, even illumination on a curved surface can be tricky. However, with the right products and know-how, it’s possible to get some stunning results. The dome is lit up using 24 of Pulsar’s Chroma PowerLine fixtures. The dome consists of 12 different segments, and two Chroma PowerLines light up each segment. The reason to pair up

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Mallaig Marina – Lighting a Cliff Face

Mallaig Marina   In mid 2016, a client contacted Pulsar to help solve some problems with an installation in a remote location.   A challenging installation   A year earlier, the client had purchased 29x 30W RGBW floodlights to illuminate an 80m long rock face at the Mallaig Marina on the west coast of the Highlands in Scotland. The lights were to provide an eye-catching view for boats and ferries passing/entering the marina. Sadly however, one-by-one the units started to fail. Unable to resolve the problems with these lights, the client needed a quick and robust solution. The project proved to be challenging; firstly, the harsh extremities of the marine environment and climate called for a very robust fixture. Additionally, the natural rock face varied in heights from 5-8m in places, and so we could only position luminaires at varying distances of between 0.5m and 2m away from the rock face. We also needed to consider the numerous LED streetlights

Pulsar Highly Commended at Lux Awards

Lux Awards Intercontinental Hotel – O2 Arena – London   On the 16th November, we attended the Lux Awards at the stunning Intercontinental hotel, at the O2 Arena, London. Having been nominated for our work at Elgin Bridge in Scotland, we are honoured to have been ‘highly commended’ by the panel of judges at this year’s Lux Awards. The awards ceremony brought together lighting designers, manufacturers and intermediaries from across the UK, celebrating the best products and projects from across the United Kingdom. With the bridge having been a target of vandalism, Pulsar worked with the local authorities and installers to make the installation at Elgin Bridge a success. Key to the success was the recycling of damaged luminaires and repainted vandalised housings, using extra tough materials. This made the project a perfect fit for the ‘recycling’ category of the Lux Awards. Click here to read more about the project. We were bowled over by the sheer

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

Seef Mall, Bahrain

Seef Mall – Sees the Light

Seef Mall was Bahrain's first mega-mall - opening in 1997 and quickly becoming the go-to place for locals and expats who were keen to experience the variety of international stores the mall had the pleasure of enticing to make their debuts in the country. Today, it still remains one of the most family-friendly shopping and entertainment destinations in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Ideally located in the Seef district, the mall expresses itself with distinctive architecture and bright open spaces, inviting visitors to explore all that is on offer in the 135,000 sqm venue. The mall caters for every need, with a classic selection of stores ranging from budget to high end, including 2 food courts incorporating numerous restaurants and cafe’s, health & beauty stores and 2 separate cinemas - because one cinema is just not enough. Working closely with one of our partners in the region - Elames Lighting BSC in Bahrain, Pulsar was selected to supply external lighting to illuminate the