Pulsar were proud to support a local village community, who transformed a corner of the woods and an old railway hut into Santa's Grotto, providing something to remember for all who attended. “It’s magical!” said a little girl (unprompted) as she gazed up at me with shining eyes and a happy smile. And indeed it was magical. The night was dry (and not too cold), as families and friends arrived from all directions to await Santa’s arrival, heralded by the switching on of the lights. The Glow Trail stretched invitingly through the woodland. The Christmas Tree with its hundreds of twinkling bright white lights contrasted with a backdrop of trees in ever changing colours. Peace doves fluttered in the trees. Gifts on a stall glittered brightly in the lights. Log fires glowed in the darkness. And at the centre, Santa’s Grotto, lit with a warm. welcoming glow, while inside, beautiful Christmassy decorations decked the walls. A queue of excited children quickly formed to visit
4 Signs that it’s time to change your lights!
How many times have you seen a building with failed lights on the outside, or mismatching colours? Chances are that when the lights were first installed, it looked fantastic, but it’s probably long overdue a refit. In this article, we’ll look at 4 different ways to tell that a lighting installation needs updating. Failures Sooner or later, all luminaires will fail. Sometimes, depending on the installation, it won’t be that noticeable if a few fixtures have failed, but often there will be gaps in the lighting scheme or details that are not illuminated. Even worse, with colour mixing LED fixtures, a single channel can fail which means that the luminaire will be on the wrong colour- imagine a situation where red and green channels are being mixed to create amber, but the red channel has failed on one fixture so one of the lights is green instead. Light Output Dropping Over time, all types of lights drop in output; the lifetime of LED fixtures is usually measured to
Colour your City with Light
“Colour Your City with Light” For the fourth year running Pulsar Light is proud to be a part of e-Luminate Festival Cambridge 2016. Last year’s event saw Pulsar illuminating the Fitzwilliam Museum with great effect. This year, Pulsar's very own Snowy Johnson in collaboration with lighting designer Susie Olczak had the task of illuminating the Senate House and the adjacent Old Schools with the installation being handled by Hawthorn. Susie’s brief was to create a light experience, which the public could interact with whilst viewing the impressive Senate House. This was achieved by creating environment chases and linking them to a control panel which allowed passers by to engage in the spectacle and feel even more a part of the festival of light. Susie created a low energy interactive light installation using Pulsar equipment to illuminate the façade of Senate House. This interactive installation used complementary colours while challenging the audience to make choices
Pulsar Fixtures Illuminate Defining Features – Warsaw, Poland
Cosmopolitan Twarda 4 is Warsaw’s premiere residential skyscraper (160 meters high, 44 storeys), in central Warsaw, Poland. It has 236 apartments, each with floor-to-ceiling windows which provide panoramic views of Warsaw. The building also has a commercial level at ground level, three floors of offices, and a recreation area at level 4 for residents. The tower was designed by architect Helmut Jahn, and developed by Tacit Investment. “To me, urban space is essential to architecture. All my buildings respond to the existing urban space, while creating it with their arrangement and rhythm” says Helmut Jahn. As part of his design, the tower has a red ceiling above level 4, providing a key visual element from street level and for residents enjoying the recreation area. Pulsar provided a well designed lighting scheme for the red ceiling which took into account desired effect, viewing angles (pedestrians and residents), operating costs and maintenance costs. The solution was 8
e-Luminate Festival 2016
e-Luminate Cambridge Festival returns 12th February – 17th February 2016 Pulsar are proud to support and sponsor e-Luminate Festival of Cambridge for the 4th year running. During six exceptional evenings, the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival, will offer the public a unique spectacle creating ephemeral light art installations in the richness and diversity of the urban landscape, and completely transforming the city. From all over the city, the region and around the world, visitors are invited to discover Cambridge in a new light. e-Luminate Cambridge is the city’s most innovative arts festival showcasing breathtaking light installations created by artists, designers and technologists. The great thing about light is that it is a medium accessible to all, no prior knowledge of the arts or sciences is needed to enjoy this amazing event! Information links below: e-Luminate Cambridge @eluminatefest 2015Gallery #lovelight2016
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
Top Five Advantages of LED Lighting
Top Five Advantages of LED Lighting Efficiency - We’ve all heard about the energy efficiency of LED lights, but what’s the real story? Compared with fluorescent and metal halide, well designed LED lights will typically use between half and one quarter of the power to achieve the same light output. Compared to halogen or tungsten, the savings are even greater. Whilst it’s true that light emitting diodes are fantastically efficient light sources, the light fixtures need to be properly designed to maximise this efficiency without damaging the LED itself and degrading its light output over time. Lifetime - LED Fixtures last many times longer than their traditional counterparts, removing the cost, downtime and inconvenience of having to hire access equipment and purchase of new lamps. The long lifetime of LED products really comes into its own when considering difficult to access areas, such as the roofs of factories, warehouses and hangars, and for decorative architectural