The trading company REIFF Reifen und Autotechnik, made up of the specialist trade, discount, e-commerce and wholesale sales units, is one of the most important tyre dealers in Germany. The office and reception area at the Hechingen site was equipped with new LED pendant luminaries from the LENSES range. The lens array of the luminaries facilitates user-oriented and glare-free work on monitors, while additional indirect lighting ensures a consistent lighting level in the workplace. The low-profile LED luminaire combines effective lighting with a modern design, and thus offers an optimal lighting solution in rooms that are also frequented by customers.
Beutelsbacher Halle in Weinstadt is a popular venue that hosts a wide array of sport and recreational activities and fits up to 1,000 people when used as a festival hall. A sleek, functional LED solution that could be used both as is and as a pendant luminaire mounted to the ceiling was needed to light the multi-functional hall. The ball-resistant luminaire ROBUST met these mechanical and technical requirements. These sleek luminaires look great on the slat ceiling of the 45 m long hall, and constitute an optimal and efficient lighting solution.
The lighting system of the Carl-Benz-Halle in Marxzell was recently refurbished. The original luminaires from the 80s with power-hungry conventional lamps and ballasts made way for an efficient LED solution with considerable potential for energy-savings. Ball-resistant RIDI ESHL-L sports hall luminaires with parabolic mirror louvres were selected for the sports and multi-purpose hall. The integrated LED linear circuit boards were produced in the Jungingen factory and subjected to stringent quality control. In the glass roof area of the foyer, HPL LED high bay reflector luminaires are suspended from long wire pendants. With transparent reflectors and silver luminaire housing, they integrate harmoniously in the steel and glass design. The climate protection initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety provided a subsidy of 25% of the capital cost under the municipal policy for the renewal of interior and hall illumination. Qualifying for this subsidy requires energy savings of at least 50%.
The history of FISCHER Automobiles began over 40 years ago. Today, the company boasts a sales area over 10,000 square metres in four locations, and a team of over 100 staff. At the Landau branch, vehicles from Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Mitsubishi are on display under RIDI LED lighting. RLS1-LED high bay reflector luminaires in silver provide blanket illumination for the high sales hall. The individual light points reflect in the highly polished bodywork and set glistening accents.
The Old University Stadium in Karlsruhe is a listed heritage building on the South Campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Under the grandstand, there is a sports hall with ogival tapered ceiling arches, lending an almost sacral character to the space. The room is a striking composition of exposed white concrete, red brick walls and a light wooden floor. The new lighting system does justice to this special hall: IHLS-L LED sports hall luminaires with opal discs and RBGW control ensure that the room can also be used to set a scene for festive occasions and celebrations. Everything is possible, from cool, neutral or warm tones of white to colourful light scenes.
The Tübinger Tafel (Tübingen Food Bank) has made it its mission to collect surplus food and food waste, and to give this to people in need. Established in 1998, the food bank is run today by around 130 voluntary workers and has become an integral part of Tübingen’s cityscape. Over time the old premises on Katharinenstrasse became too small and the association saw the need to act, as more and more residents from Tübingen and the region started using the service. After a three-year search for bigger spaces, management found somewhere near Tübingen’s railway freight depot. As a non-profit association, the food bank is reliant on donations and sponsors, and this was also the case when it came to converting the new premises for the Tübinger Tafel. “When we were planning the new location, I tried to rely on handymen and manufacturers from the surrounding region as much as possible,” says Gottfried Esslinger, deputy chairman of the Tübinger Tafel. “That’s why I got in touch with your executive board, who responded right away and registered their interest.” Planning began immediately after an initial meeting had taken place, in which RIDI Leuchten GmbH, together with the management of the food bank, planned the installation of the lighting in the food bank’s new location and then implemented it. Donations included several FPL LED recessed luminaires for the large storage rooms as well as swivelling FROGG recessed downlights for accented lighting. “The generous support in terms of the provision of the lighting is an important contribution to the interior design of the Tübinger Tafel’s new location,” says Esslinger. “I want to say a massive thank you again to RIDI Leuchten for providing our lights.”
Cumnor house school is an independant school near Haywards Heath near the South Downs National Park in England. The project involved two new buildings. The nursery/pre-school block was a single storey building made into one large open plan space. Here they used a suspended ceiling grid where we used ARKTIK-LED PS luminaires to provide an efficient yet broad spread of light. EDLR's were also provided for circulation spaces. The room was controlled via a DALI scene setting plate to enable 4 different moods which ranged from rest mode to high energy mode. Light sensors also ensured energy was not wasted. The second building was a modern 2 storey building for the main prep school which featured interesting ceiling details. This was the new science block. Here the main teaching spaces were lit with suspended louvred F-LINE LED luminaires with additional indirect light. In some bulkhead areas, EBRME-R luminaires with matching louvres were used. EDLR's were also used over circulation and core areas as well as WL-R luminaires which were suspended. All luminaires were supplied as DALI and controlled by scene set controllers in each classroom to enable special teaching modes such as projector mode. The light planning was done by PJR Design of Brighton and the architects were George Baxter Associates of Haywards Heath.
Encompassing a total area of 11,500 square meters, the new Real Market Hall in Krefeld which opened at the end of 2016 is a world away from the conventional stores of the Real supermarket chain. This new market hall is designed with food lovers in mind, offering scope for culinary discovery by browsing a large number of small specialist stalls reminiscent of a traditional market hall. The lighting emphasizes the individuality and hand-crafted feel of the separate sales stalls. While the market stalls use functional lighting based on spotlight systems, areas such as the serving counters were given a decorative lighting system using individually selected pendants. To optically tone down and break up the enormous length of the main thoroughfares, a classification system was introduced to aid orientation. Here, the RIDI LINIA continuous lighting system was used. The continuous lighting system elements with their LINIA FLAT LED gear trays run at a slight incline both on the vertical and horizontal, creating a deliberate overlap of the light lines. The arrangement of the continuous lighting helps to guide shoppers from the entrance area into the market and through to the individual non-food retail departments. Using LUPO spotlights integrated into the continuous lighting system, individual locations can be accentuated. A lighting track spotlight system was chosen for the actual product aisles, as this is the optimum method of illuminating the offered merchandise. Floodlights take care of even background lighting, while the accentuating spots from the LUPO range create individual highlighting as required. General lighting for the refrigerated units is provided by VLDF-F linear luminaires arranged in lighting tracks. While all the other areas of the market are illuminated with a colour temperature of 3000 Kelvin, the refrigerated zone can be recognized from far away by its colour temperature of 5000 Kelvin, further simplifying orientation around this vast retail space. In the cosmetic area, star-shaped lighting tracks are arranged fanning out from the service counters which are fitted with spotlights to illuminate every area of the freely arranged and highly compartmented cosmetics displays. In the fashion area, LUPO and KARO spotlights arranged in lighting tracks provide accentuated lighting as required.
The Schwelhalle (carbonisation hall) located in the Frommern district of the German town of Balingen looks back on a long history. The hall was originally built to serve as a site where slate was carbonised in ovens to derive oil. Alongside fuel, heating oil, bitumen, paraffin, synthetic resin, paints and lacquers were produced here until 1949. After that time, the hall served as a production or storage hall for various companies. In 2017, the advertising agency Atelier Türke, based in the Weilstetten district of Balingen, breathed new life into this old brick building. A striking glass cube constructed in the centre of the hall serves as a location for company events, workshops and similar. The hall has an floor space of 1,065 m² and a 17 m ceiling; the glass cube has a floor space of 208 m² and a height of 3.60 m. The black RIDI LINIA LED lighting system is the perfect match for the lacquered-black supports of the glass cube. Its pared-down, sleek design complements the cube’s minimalist architecture and makes it easy to gaze out into the hall from within. A diffuser made of PMMA with a satin finish serves as an optical controller, providing diffuse light distribution with a slight indirect component. Since they are equipped with RIDI Smart Control and a Tunable White function, the luminaires can be controlled via tablet: Users can easily carry out smooth dimming and control the colour temperature (within a range of 2700 to 6500 Kelvin) through an app.
Thanks to its central location, the Stuttgart-Vaihingen City Library is a meeting place for people of all ages. It works together with other city libraries and the Stuttgart Central Library to provide all its visitors with access to education, culture and a wide range of leisure activities. Spread across three floors, visitors can find a large selection of literature, music and films, as well as computer workstations with Internet access. Even illumination and ambient lighting is provided by a special version of the EBRE9, with a concealing frame designed to cover the existing cut-outs in the ceiling. The lights are fitted with the RIDI-TUBE, an LED lamp designed by RIDI with an innovative fitting/bracket system that can be changed as easily as a conventional fluorescent lamp. All EBRE9 units are dimmable so that their lights can be adjusted to the individual’s needs. For targeted lighting of its countless shelves, the library uses KARO-S LED spotlights. In the children’s library on the ground floor, additional recessed downlighters (EDLR) with plate glass mounts provide suitable lighting. The individual lights and the high-tech LED technology have combined to create a highly effective lighting solution that is tailored perfectly to the requirements of this project.
A new science block at Bedford Modern school to replace the existing building that had been largely unchanged since it was built in 1974. The building consists of a central atrium area for flexible teaching and 17 labs and associated prep rooms. We supplied EBRME DPS fittings, rated IP54 wth twin R-Tube to light the laboratory areas and ELDR and EDLQ downlights to the surrounding circulation areas. Square LF-LEDs and Venice were used surface, recessed and wall mounted in stairwells and in the atrium area.
The refurbishment of the Pippbrook house offices for Mole Valley District Council took place over the period of a year. Throughout the project the building remained in use and the installation happened over approximately seven phases with staff being relocated into other sections of the building. The existing building was lit by a combination of 400W high pressure sodium uplighter mounted on desks, a mix of floor standing uplighter brought in over the years by the council and some pendant fittings of unknown origin! The refurbishment meant a complete replacement of the ceiling throughout. A 500x500 tile was chosen by the Architects and so we produced a special version of the Arkitk-PSi to fit. Throughout the space there are light wells - we supplied square and octagonal U-Line based constructions to fit around the perimeter of these , suspended just below the ceiling line. In addition there are two areas with large octagonal pitched ceilings, and again we supplied U-Line based systems to match the proportions of the space. The largest of which had an octogon with 4.5m long sides. In each case the U-Line constructions were made from completely standard parts. The result is that light does not flow right into the corners of the shapes, but the budget did not support the additional cost that a bespoke mitred product would have required. In the council chambers a single 8m diameter H-Profil system was used combining 21 x adjustable wide angle downlights and 12 uplight units. DALI control allowed us to customise the lighting scenes to their requirements. The whole building is controlled by a 24 circuit Control 3 system combining DALI multi sensors in the ceilings and also integrated into the U-Line constructions. Scene setting in meeting rooms and council chambers from scene plates and integration over TCP/IP with the AV systems.
Rivington street studio are an award winning architectural practice who are at the forefront of new construction and sustainable technologies. Having worked with RIDI Group on a number of education projects, they approached Spectral when creating their new offices. Working in conjunction with the practice, Spectral were able to offer assistance with calculations to confirm the client’s designs worked from a lighting perspective. Keen to keep a clean look, VENICE, from the RIDI range was used with a special angled corner joint that maintained a complete continuity of light. In addition uplight was added to the product to soften the contrast by illuminating the concrete ceiling. A clean white opal direct light diffuser was deliberately chosen without distracting louvre of lens details. Stora-LK rings were chosen throughout to complement the linear VENICE. In both cases, all the control gear for the modular, replaceable LED boards is within the body of the fittings for a clean uncluttered look. In the case of the 1.5m diameter Stora-LK rings, the luminaires were delivered to site in wooden crates as a single complete product with suspension wires and power cables pre-fitted for a simple installation.
An ambitious project carried out in Holborn district of London where the original 5 storey building was refurbished to create a 6 storey scheme without increasing the overall height of the building. This led to creative demands on the lighting scheme as the ceilings on each floor were now being finished off without any real voids to work with. HUT Architects together with Energy Lab Building Services were assisted by our RIDI Group team to come up with a creative design which met the technical brief but also offered a modern look. One of the key luminaires used in the design was the ARKTIK-BA and BE utilising RIDI’s latest RIDI-TUBE 360 LED engine. The new tube creates a 2/3 down 1/3 up distribution which makes it perfect where low ceilings are being worked with. A clear version of the RIDI-TUBE was used to create a visual interest along the diffuser sides. The main optical control is via a microprism on the underside. Many of the floors are different and some floors utilised the Spectral Blade acoustic baffle system – also using microprism diffusers. Running down the spine of most of the floors, the slim and shallow U-LINE MINI LED was recessed into the dropped central bulkhead to create a further visual interest in the space. The main centrepiece in the reception was a giant 3m long ARKTIK LED cube made by Spectral to tie in the theme of opalescent materials used throughout the site. Other products used on the site are Spectral LBK and Aoca as well as RIDI emergency units used throughout.
General Cat A fitout in central London designed by Jonathan Hart Associates in Surrey. Client wanted a simple lighting scheme to work with the exposed metal services. Individual 1500mm H-LINE LED luminaires were selected. To give the correct lighting balance, 1500mm LED modules combined with an opal diffuser was used for the direct lighting. The indirect lighting was done with a 1200mm open area lensed module.
Project designed and installed by Broadfield Builders together with AGAP Architects. VENICE-LED was selected for this Cat A office fitout to give a clean and modern look to the spaces on the 1st and 2nd floors. The VENICE system was recessed into a plasterboard ceiling and was supplied with a low glare microprism diffuser suitable for office use. The ideal thing about VENICE is the versatility in the wiring if the occupied space becomes partitioned up. The integral wireways in VENICE mean that the plug & play LED light modules and diffusers can be simply removed and repositioned without any rewiring or reworking of the system.
The new corporate building for News International was creatively lit in different zones to reflect the various tasks and to help delineate these areas. For more relaxing breakout work spaces, Paul Nulty Lighting Design chose suspended ARKTIK as a crisp and clear light source to be suspended in between the baffled ceiling. The frosted materials used in ARKTIK enable the whole luminaire to glow in a soft diffuse way while the underside has a microprism diffuser offering glare control and further visual interest. The ARKTIK-BE luminaires were supplied with RIDI-TUBE 360 as the main LED engine which also enabled a better spread of light within the ARKTIK body while also providing the energy efficiency demanded on the project. In other corporate areas, the Spectral Blade system was used with a series of multi-coloured acoustic baffles. Photos: David Churchill
LINIA LED system was used throughout the new Library Resource Centre at Salford College. The designers were after a clean efficient look coupled with latest technology and within certain cost constraints. The feature of the LINIA-FLAT FS luminaires is the microprism optic which gives an intriguing look while providing very good glare control for the VDT screens. The LINIA-FLAT FS LED modules are also incredibly energy efficient due to the premium grade LED’s used and the efficient optical design of the product. The modules snap fix into the LINIA pre-wired trunking system enabling a very fast and easy installation. The system can be easily adapted and reconfigured in the future due to the plug and play nature of it.
Gabler Immobilienverwaltung in Schorndorf provides storage in several large halls for forwarding agencies and other companies. A variety of goods can be stored, managed and processed at a location spanning over 10,000 square metres. Due to the long cooling period of the metal halide lamps, the existing conventional lighting reacted too slowly to meet the demands of the customer in terms of the lamps switching on and off. It is for this reason that a modern and energy-efficient LED solution should be employed. The extremely flat and slim design of the RIDI LINIA FLAT light band with the VLG-FS device carrier makes this an impressive lighting solution. The integrated linear optics and additional prismatic disc provide optimal, anti-glare light distribution. It is in combination with intelligent light guidance and the combination sensors, which detect physical brightness and presence, that light only shines in the halls if someone is present in the area and if daylight does not provide sufficient lighting. An optimal lighting solution can be achieved by retrofitting the LED lighting system in conjunction with a light guidance system in the halls. Such an upgrade will provide energy savings in the range of approx. 75-85%. Planning: INNOBLICK GmbH & Co KG
Ring-Textilservice GmbH is a one-stop-shop for textiles and professional clothing in the areas of industry and trades, healthcare and the hotel and gastronomy sectors with a portfolio ranging from requirements analysis all the way to logistics. The laundry facility in Waiblingen-Hohenacker washes an average of 40 tons of laundry per day. Ensuring optimum illumination in the individual large halls called for a professional lighting solution: RIDI LINIA-FLAT with the VLG-FS equipment carrier. Linear lenses for wide-angled light dispersion and the transverse prismatic disk made of PMMA that reduces glare in the longitudinal direction guarantee optimum lighting conditions at the individual working areas. No additional reflectors are required to control the light, thus enabling an extremely flat and slim configuration. A clear sheet can also be pushed in for easy removal of dirt deposits on the underside. Planning: INNOBLICK GmbH & Co KG
Stammherr in Waiblingen is one of the region's most innovative folding specialists, offering numerous possibilities for processing printed products on a space of 1.100 square metres in total. To provide optimum illumination in the large production hall, the company opted for the flexible RIDI LINIA-FLAT luminous beam system. Linear lenses for wide-angled light dispersion and the transverse prismatic disk made of PMMA that reduces glare in the longitudinal direction guarantee optimum lighting conditions at the individual working areas. No additional reflectors are required to control the light, thus enabling an extremely flat and slim configuration. A clear sheet can also be pushed in for easy removal of dirt deposits on the underside. Planning: INNOBLICK GmbH & Co KG
Guildford Borough Council’s 30 year old office is a facility for public, staff councillors and visitors and its function has changed from a 9-5 facility to one that operates 24x7 in some departments. This change has led the council to manage its energy usage in a different way and they needed to find replacement for the existing fluorescent lighting installation. “We have worked with RIDI to install its ARKTIK-LED fittings throughout the entire project” says the Council’s Office Services Manager, Kevin Handley. “With fewer fittings required with LED, we made savings on the capital cost, however, the biggest benefit is the on-going energy savings that the LED switchover makes, as well as the reduction in maintenance.” The LED luminaires produce a wider distribution of light than louvred fluorescent, which achieves the required lux levels for work zones from approximately 30% fewer fittings. Each luminaire in the new arrangement has also be set to work at just 70% of its capacity – approximately 20W-30W compared the old 80W fittings - rendering significant energy savings. Other areas of the project saw the use of F-LINE and Spectral Jep's used in the original older civic building. The final part of the refurbisment saw the new staff restaurant fitted out with li:fy Maxi pendants as well as small Spectral Pergament downlighters.
Installing ARKTIK at Middlesex university has brought a new lease of life to 50 classrooms. 379 ineffective fluorescent fittings were replaced with ARKTIK LED and controls, dramatically reducing the energy consumption while improving lighting levels. “By updating our lighting with ARKTIK-LED we have taken a massive step towards achieving our goal of increasing student satisfaction and reducing on-going running costs and environmental impact” - Mark Norman, Environmental Manager. The impressive 5200 lumen output has allowed Middlesex university to reduce the number of fittings by about a third. This, combined with the luminaire efficacy and controls has led to an overall energy reduction of approximately 70% each year. “Absence detectors ensure than no light is wasted if occupants forget to turn lights off and during daylight hours, we can optimise the natural light available outside instead of wasting energy, as was the case with our previous luminaires which automatically switched on whenever the room was occupied. These energy saving measures were of the upmost importance when choosing the lighting design.“ concluded Norman.
The offices at 1-3 Pemberton Row underwent a significant refurbishment to create a more modern, comfortable office, with the owners requiring a contemporary lighting design to reflect the new environment. “The 1-3 Pemberton Row project is a fantastic example of a modern lighting system in an office environment,” says Colin Maddox of Michael Jones & Associates LLP. “We specified RIDI’s ARKTIK luminaire because we knew it was a reliable product that produces a high quality of light and that we could rely on RIDI to provide a fantastic after-sales service. Crucially, RIDI were able to deliver all the products we needed in a short time frame, and resolve any minor issues that arose. The lighting control system works fantastically well and allows employees to create their own lit environment, which has led to very high levels of satisfaction amongst the staff. The client is delighted with the results.”
Openly designed workplaces and open-plan offices define the interior at BW Papersystems in Nürtingen. However, this room layout does increase the noise level, and this can have a detrimental effect on the human psyche. The answer comes in the form of "Silentium Raumakustik" innovative sound insulation solutions, which harmonise perfectly with the modern working world and create a pleasant spatial impression with their natural surfaces. The SPADA floor lamps are equally adaptive: They are versatile and offer optimal workplace illumination that meets every requirement. Their motion and light sensor, which is integrated into the luminaire head, detects the presence of people. The light switches on automatically and controls the light intensity as required. The integrated sensors and not least the modern LED technology make SPADA a highly efficient and sustainable light instrument. The SPADA casts glare-free light at the workplace through its microprism cover, and the high indirect emission makes it very easy on the eye.
The single storey, angular kindergarten in a timber frame constructed building offers over 700 square metres for two kindergartens and two infant groups, and is partially equipped with flexible room dividers to permit as many different uses as possible. The colour scheme of the facade in gold/brown tones conjures up associations with a treasure trove, and the colour concept continues in the interior in the shade luminaires. The Maxi shade luminaires (li:fy brand) in various shapes and colours, as both pendant and ceiling-mounted solutions, lend the group rooms, corridors and cloakrooms a cosy character. Despite the differences, they create a very uniform effect due to the similar upholstery fabric. Functional and plain, the semi-circular RK-LED damp-proof luminaire is used in the gym and sports room and in the corridor. In the kitchen area, LFN-T16-R LED damp-proof luminaire is used. Both luminaire types are fitted with opal diffusors for a homogeneous light free of glare and shadows. The sanitary areas have been equipped with recessed downlights.
The new fire station in Eisingen is a highly-modern and future-facing functional building that meets all the requirements of a modern voluntary fire brigade and offers the best structural prerequisites for the fulfilment of its demanding tasks. The numerous rooms, all used for different purposes, called for an optimally matched illumination concept based on the latest LED technology. Luminaire models featuring various fastening options were chosen to create a uniform image. The F-LINE was installed on the ceiling in the control centre, where height is restricted. In the seminar and common rooms, which have high ceilings and slightly sloping roofs, they are used as pendant luminaires with indirect light. The same goes for the RIDI LINIA-FLAT light band: Suspended at optimal height in the vehicle hall, mounted directly on the ceiling in the workroom. The corridor area of the vehicle hall is illuminated by WL damp-proof luminaires with semi-circular cross section. In the changing room and kitchen, the robust, narrow LFN-T16-R damp-proof luminaires are used. With opal diffusors, they provide a pleasant diffused light. The staircase and the long corridor are graced by the transparent Iris (Spectral) ring luminaire as a wall-mounted and pendant solution, which was able to be colour-coordinated using inlaid foils (accessory).
A continuous power rail, on which the KARO LED spotlights can be positioned anywhere along the length of the room and aligned with pinpoint accuracy, is installed to provide accented illumination of shelves and display cabinets. The KARO can be rotated around 360° and swivelled around 135°. This spotlight, equipped with lenses, is therefore able to reach every corner and every object. Glare-free general illumination is required for the working and display cabinet area. The transparency of the Iris LED ring light emphasises the clear interior design and the fresh colour concept of the sales area. The microprismatic ring disc ensures glare-free light. Its indirect light brightens the ceiling and creates an interesting effect for a perfectly light and airy overall appearance.
The UCA in Farnham looks back on a long and colourful history as a hub of creativity. To show off the impressive output of its graduates, the University has undertaken a program of renovation to provide a fitting backdrop for exhibiting their work. The corridor which serves as a changing exhibition surface for students used to be dominated by dark wooden ceilings lit by a handful of spots. The newly plastered white panel ceilings of the corridors required a new lighting concept. The custom produced U-LINE-MINI now makes a valuable addition to the perspective of the long corridor, bathing it in a soft diffuse light. A series of spots have also been used for directed lighting to show off the exhibited works to best effect. The luminaires are connected to the network, allowing optimum illumination of the exhibition surface to accommodate changing exhibits by individual dimming of specific spots using the lighting control system. Flexibility was an important criterion in the lighting design, as the room has to be used not just as a corridor but also a gallery.
The recent refurbishment of the iconic grandstand at Lords, the home of Cricket, was all about reinstating the original features from this 70's design as well as fully refurbishing the bar and restaurant. The key feature is the long corridor which runs the length of the stand. Over the years this had been covered up with exposed services so the architects vision was to restore the original concrete coffered structure and actually accentuate this detail. The problem was lighting the space without covering the ceiling. In the end a special H-Profil system was designed using asymmetric modules from RIDI LINIA-FLAT to light the corridor and a slightly cambered asymmetric module to throw light across the coffers. This system was mounted alongside a services channel on one side of the corridor to provide a highly effective but discrete solution. Other areas of note were the restaurant where Aoca light pipes were suspended below the glazing to give a dramatic effect at night. These were supplemented on the other side with L-Tubes mounted in the pelmet to up light the coffers. Finally the bar area was lit with Blade luminaires which combined with acoustic blades to also act as louvres to suppress the daylight coming in. EDLR downlighters were also used to supplement light into other areas.
In 2011, work started on the planning and construction of a new parliament building according to plans by architect Peter Kulka. The design was based on the Potsdam City Palace which was partially destroyed by fire in 1945 and fully demolished in 1959. Historic on the outside, modern on the inside: in keeping with this guiding principle, the finished building boasts a traditional facade alongside a highly contemporary working interior. The only internal room reconstructed in line with its original geometry was the “historic staircase”. As in the building’s facade, in some cases original features rescued from the building were used. The cupola lighting is exclusively indirect, and is generated by using precise optical controls to create completely homogenous illumination. Even the safety lighting requirements are fulfilled exclusively using indirect light in this part of the building. The successful blend of conventional luminaires with ultra-modern LED technology has created an overall package which in many areas even exceeds the stringent demands made on sustainability and efficiency.
The Izatt building was added to the school as a new purpose-built facility to provide new classrooms and a library. The special project team at Spectral used the RIDI Lightings H-LINE system and Spectral’s Iris fittings throughout the new space to create a light, bright learning environment for the students. Delivered to site as a ready to install special product, LED modules were fitted and wired with preinstalled sensors and emergency lighting. The modules were fitted for direct and indirect lighting with micro-prismatic diffusers used for the direct light. In certain areas, versions included track modules so that multi-point KARO LED spotlights could be fitted. Spectral’s Iris fitting was also used on lower ceiling heights for the library.
The Hackney Marshes Centre is a contemporary building in London just a stone’s throw from the Olympic Park. Located right next to a popular local sports stadium used for training by some of the country’s premier sports men and women, the Centre is a popular venue for conferences weddings and civil ceremony receptions. With its facade made of concrete and weathered steel, its exposed concrete interior and minimalist architecture, the Hackney Marshes Centre is a RIBA award winning building. In keeping with the minimalist design, RIDI equipped part of the building with the surface-mounted luminaire VENICE, which blends seamlessly into the raw architectural concept and complements the clarity of the structure.
The Founders Sports complex is the original sports facility for the University of Bath and dates back to the 1970‘s. As newer more modern facilities were built, this facility became more of a marginal building. In order to update the facility and enhance the iconic timber beamed structure, LINIA-FLAT with it‘s narrow beam optics was seen as a solution to provide discrete lighting from high level while gently lighting the side walls of the large gluelam beams. The design also provided a low maintenance, low energy lighting scheme to replace the existing SON discharge uplighting. The refurbishment also involved squash courts and circulation areas.
When lighting designers, Speirs + Major wanted a luminaire to match the chrome reception desk at the new office development on Ludgate Hill, London, RIDI were able to take the H-LINE-MINI and customise it with a special chromium finish. The resulting direct-indirect luminaire was simply stunning.
The Woolyard project was a redevelopment of an old Victorian wool storage warehouse into modern office facilities. The project involved a refurbishment of the original building along with an additional modern extension. The developer, Great Portland Estates, required a lighting scheme that could unify both buildings. The SQL direct/indirect luminaire was versatile enough to be used in various offices and provided a modern yet engineered sturdy look.
As part of Peugeot UK‘s refurbishment program to modernise its dealership network, the old Stag Hill Motors site in Godalming, Surrey is the first to benefit from a major refit. The showroom is lit mainly with EDLR downlighters with VENICE system aluminium luminaires used to highlight desks and customer spaces. A square configuration in warm white helps make the customer seating zone a relaxing and cosy place to sit.
The new 5G Building on the campus of Surrey University is a major international development centre dedicated to the next all new mobile phone network – 5G. The main product used through the building is the slimline microprism controlled F-LINE luminaires which provides subtle direct/indirect lighting. The flat design integrates nicely with the suspended acoustic panels.
Bath University have a long standing reputation for using good quality energy efficient lighting throughout their campus and were early adopters on the LED revolution. The University is known to have the single largest DALI installation in the UK which is all controlled via an IP based controller. Clearly working with such an advanced system means that energy efficient quality products are a must. RIDI has worked closely with the Estates Department for many years and has been able to offer a wide variety of solutions for refurbish and new build. The main library project has seen a significant enhancement to the quality of the building whilst halving its energy consumption.
Pinewood School was the first of a phase of new school designs which featured energy efficient lighting as well as other new standards in energy efficiency. Hampshire County Council adopted this design across several more schools. The results were schools that were pleasing environments to learn in. Specially adapted lighting controls were used to provide ultimate comfort.
The Open University ‚Jennie Lee‘ building was built as a world class facility for research and learning and was named after one of the founding members of the University. The main offices and spaces were lit with RIDI‘s ALI product to provide a neutral look with a good balance of lighting. The core areas became a feature of the building and LF opal luminaires were used as linear blocks running down the building to highlight the routes through. Spotlights were then integrated onto the structural columns to highlight these as a feature of the building.
During work to modernize the Home Economics and Agricultural School in Herrenberg, the existing luminaire design was retained. The ALE luminaires for conventional lamps were replaced by LED variants using RIDI-TUBE. The classrooms, electrical workshop, library and music room are now bathed in efficient LED light. The ALE is a direct-beam luminaire in an elliptical design which can be mounted in the school building either using wire pendants or directly on the ceiling. The use of variable constructs allows each room to be individually lit for optimum effect. In the workshop, the variable continuous lighting system VLG-F provides optimum lighting conditions. Individual daylight and presence sensors help make this a highly economical solution.
The new extension to the original 1970‘s Calthorpe Park School was designed in-house by architectural services department at Hampshire County Council and is the first concept of a potential roll-out for secondary school refurbishments. The refurbishment also incorporated some older parts of the school as well. Designed using state of the art construction methods and natural ventilation, the challenge was to supply a lighting system to the main teaching spaces that would integrate with the acoustic baffles yet be a fast fix stand alone system. Here a special version of Venice was designed which featured two extrusions per run with three LED downward elements and then uplight was produced by just two low power LED strips mounted within the top channel. All sensors were pre-installed meaning that products arrived on site pre-assembled and ready to go and ready to connect into a full lighting control system. In other areas of the project the prismatic theme was carried through to using 600x600 LED luminaires in areas with suspended ceilings. The original main hall featured HRL-LED hi-bays and then as a contrast, EDLQ‘s were used with opal diffusers in circulation areas.
The „LebensPhasenHaus“ constructed in Tübingen‘s Rosenau district is a building designed to serve the purposes of research and demonstration: It allows the use of both technical assistance systems and associated services to be tested, validated and demonstrated as well as experienced hands-on. The aim of the project is to examine how technical and social innovations can enable the elderly and those in need of care to live for longer in their own homes. Given responsibility for providing energy-efficient LED lighting the house, RIDI mounted light fittings with lighting control systems (with facility for regulation from cold to warm white) in the living room, bathroom and kitchen. These can be controlled for optimum adjustment to the living patterns of the occupants with colour temperatures of between 3000 and 6500 Kelvin.
The Mall of Berlin has been built on Berlin‘s historic Leipziger Platz. The developer has succeeded in capturing the flair of bygone days, linking an age-old shopping tradition with the generous expanse of a modern mall featuring over 270 shops and Germany’s biggest food court. The unique character of this special project called for an out-of-the-ordinary lighting solution. All the traffic zones, staircases, lift systems, corridors and public areas of the food court are illuminated by luminaires from the RIDI Group ranges. Most of these are project-specific bespoke solutions: Just under 4.5 kilometres of LED cove lighting with internally developed and produced LED modules, more than 3500 LED downlighters for basic lighting in the Mall areas and above the escalators, as well as contemporary Stora surface-mounted luminaires in front of the lifts. In marked contrast, the entrance area is lit by bespoke vintage-look luminaires.
Good lighting of platforms, access points and underpasses helps to engender a feeling of safety and wellbeing among passengers and passers-by. The new lighting system at the Gare d‘Orléans ensures transparency, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and consequently an improved sense of safety. The station operated by the SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français; French National Railways) is partially located underground. Around 200 LED downlighters are used to brighten the platforms. Over a hundred additional recessed luminaires with opal cover panels to protect against dirt and the effects of weather are used to light up the covered access points.
Medellin is Colombia’s second biggest city after the capital Bogotá. In the centre of this metropolis is the “Consumo Laureles“ supermarket, which has been equipped with various continuous lighting system components. Due to the given mounting height, particularly narrow beam reflectors made of high-efficiency aluminium were used. The VIM modules with integrated lighting track are used for the simple insertion and flexible positioning of spots.
The town of Breitnau is located closed to Lake Titisee in the Black Forest. This popular holiday destination has 1,950 inhabitants. The existing Spa Centre which was technically outdated and lacked sufficient space had to give way to a new culture and sports hall offering capacity for up to 430 people with a useful area of 410 square metres. During the construction, particular importance was attached to energy efficiency to comply with the Breitnau district’s ambitious environmental policy. The hall is fitted with ballproof SHL luminaires with dimmable electronic ballasts and DALI interfaces for integration in the DALI light control system. The luminaire housings were painted in a RAL shade specified by the customer to ensure seamless integration in to the building’s interior architecture.
The Ultra Bryn food market is part of the contemporary Bryn Senter shopping centre in Oslo. It was opened as one of the biggest food stores in 2010 and was among the first to use the Ultra concept. The RIDI LINIA continuous lighting system offers maximum flexibility here. Alongside standard continuous lighting runs, constructs were also implemented which form a large-area network connected by junction points. Variably positioned modular inserts with lighting tracks enable the use of spotlights for more precise lighting accentuation.
Food presentation in the food sector imposes a variety of demands on the lighting system used. A basic framework made of lighting tracks permits individual and variable arrangement of luminaires. The VLML gear trays of the LINIA continuous lighting system provide pleasant mild background lighting, while spotlights (here the DOMINO) serve to accentuate. Above the chest freezers are HRL display lights.
A variety of RIDI luminaires are used in the new building at the Aachen location. In the corridors, recreation rooms and open-plan offices, backlit ceiling sails provide pleasant glare-free background lighting produced by top-mounted VLF battens. The recessed lighting channel VENICE-E ensures even illumination of the file shelving. High-powered EBDQ downlighters provide a pleasant atmosphere in the entrance area. Side and ancillary rooms are lit by functional, durable luminaires such as PFAG and LF-T16.
For use in the variable modular carport construction system, RIDI developed a plain, functional LED luminaire cast flush into the modular frame in accordance with a design by the architectural bureau Schmutz & Partner, Stuttgart. For maximum user convenience, the luminaire is equipped with a sensor which switches it on when approached.
In the sales and exhibition showrooms, an energy-efficient lighting system was installed with daylight control. This also offers optimum emergency lighting operation by adjusting output to the requirements of the safety lighting. An eye catching attraction of the DIY market lighting concept is the square arrangement of the continuous lighting elements and position of the constructs in the room. The transparent plastic reflector enables even light distribution with an indirect component. In the garden centre, the continuous lighting elements are conventionally arranged on parallel support rails.
In the generous showroom, direct/indirect beam H-LINE continuous luminaire runs with a specular mirror louvre are used. For direct sales promotional accentuated lighting, TANGO series spotlights have been placed on 3-phase lighting tracks in the continuous lighting run. In other areas, gimbal-mounted downlighters have been implemented in a recessed ceiling mounted variant. The corridors are punctuated by accentuating LED wall luminaires integrated close to the floor.
In the reception area of the Dr. Oberle dentist surgery and also in the corridors, some of them lengthy, EBDR recessed downlighters with a large diameter have been installed throughout. The opal cover guarantees optimum illumination of traffic areas. Above the workstation in the reception area and in the treatment rooms are recessed luminaires positioned strategically in the ceiling to provide light precisely over the workplace. Here too, a homogenous light distribution is achieved with the opal luminaire cover, and easy cleaning is guaranteed.
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in the field of measuring devices, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. At the company's headquarters in Gerlingen near Stuttgart, a new building has been constructed to house the production and administration. The ultra low-profile pendant luminaires F-LINE with direct and indirect lighting component have been used in the generously dimensioned offices in order to guarantee pleasant, even illumination of the workplace and to brighten the ceiling. In the labs, RIDI LINIA DECO battens have been installed with mirror reflectors. Variable continuous pendant lighting systems with reflectors to suit the specific requirements were used as a solution for the production halls.
The new centre for the police dog handling unit, shooting range and operations training is a generously dimensioned, ultra-modern building accommodating not only the shooting range but also rooms for operations training, tutorial rooms, offices, a ballistics laboratory, common rooms and, in an ancillary building, dog pens. The lighting system is designed to be in keeping with the contemporary design of the traffic areas in exposed concrete: Copious light battens running in recesses in the ceiling create cohesive lighting lines and blend perfectly with the purist architecture. In the training rooms, a decision was taken to install classical surface-mounted louvre luminaires type ABRFB in a continuous arrangement without space between the luminaires.
State-accredited vocational college for training sports and gymnastics instructors. The Gluckerschule is a renowned vocational college in Kornwestheim, which has been training young people to become state-accredited sports and gymnastics instructors for almost 100 years. The school building directly next to the stadium encompasses seminar rooms, a library, work and reading rooms, and a common room, the cafeteria and administration suite. The ultra-low profile F-LINE pendant luminaire with direct and indirect lighting component is used as a contemporary all-round solution for the seminar rooms and administration suite. The indirect lighting component ensures a pleasantly bright ceiling. The wall washer of the F-LINE is ideally suited for blackboard illumination. Accentuated light from TANGO spots positioned variably along lighting tracks is used for spot illumination as required.
Light planners called in to supervise conversion of the premises into a shop for elegant contemporary furniture were instructed to find a lighting solution to accentuate items featured in the showroom using directed lighting. With the aid of DOMINO 07/13 HIT 35 F-SI lighting track spotlights, the light planners succeeded in creating a general lighting ambience combined effectively with accentuated direct lighting using a single luminaire type.