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Redesigning internal lighting for historic buildings is a delicate business

30 November 2022

Electric lighting is a relatively new component to most heritage interiors. There are several design issues to be considered when planning new or replacing internal lighting schemes in historic buildings. Basis Lighting Ltd has specialized in designing lighting for historic buildings.

 

Lighting for historic buildings needs a lot of flexibility”, says Tom Parker Director at Basis Lighting. “The quality of light must be good and we must make sure that the installation is the most energy-efficient it can be. And a smooth dimming curve can be important, especially in a church where you have a long line of lights”. Smooth dimming, reliability, and minimalistic design are some of the key features in InviTrack that Tom Parker highlights as being important in his projects whether that is historic buildings, high-end residential, or flagship stores.

 

Reliability is important to all clients

Every project and installation has its challenges but everybody wants reliability. Basis Lighting has many repeat customers and they only keep coming back if the quality is top. The last thing you want is for lights to fail after just one or two years. With InviTrack Tom Parker is confident that his lights will run at a temperature that guarantees longevity inside the track.

Basis Lighting is environmentally conscious and reducing waste and saving energy is of major concern to many of their clients. Longer-lasting fittings are a priority whether the clients are cost-conscious like a church might be or if one’s focus is protecting the environment like many high-end residentials.

 

The new trends in lighting

Basis Lighting Ltd is excited to offer InviTrack to a large range of existing and new clients, particularly high-end residential and flagship stores. According to Tom Parker new trends in high-end residentials are small or invisible tracks with miniaturized fittings, and he sees great potential for using InviTrack in his future high-end residential projects.

 

Luminaires used

The Kuper 30 with a totally flush DALI track adaptor is proving to be most popular. With a high 80-97 CRI and a variety of lens options and attachments available. The fitting is available with wide beam angles of 60˚to a narrow 10˚for precise focusing. This track light has over 100 lm/W and is ideal for retail, museum art galleries and church lighting.

Flagship stores and high-end retail need the flexibility that comes with track lights. When they change the environment on the floor they need to change the light setting as well. But they also need the light of the highest quality without any invisible flicker. Flicker can cause health issues for the employees and will be a nuisance for the customers even if it’s invisible to the human eye. That is another good reason for choosing InviTrack, according to Tom Parker.

 

The Benefits of InviTrack

There are several key features with InviTrack that our clients will benefit from”, says Tom Parker. “I am quite positive that InviTrack will open doors to new high-end customers. High-end residentials is a big market for this product and also retail and museums that need something a bit more special”.

 

About Basis Lighting

Basis Lighting Ltd has been designing and manufacturing lighting for over 25 years. They adopted LED technology from its outset and are at the forefront of this energy-efficient technology. Basis Lighting is based in North London and works across the UK and internationally alongside architects, designer, and lighting specialists. They started in retail and exhibition and have slowly moved into the historic building market.

 

Drivers used

InviTrack is used due to the minimalistic design, smooth dimming, accurate current control and reliability. The lights can be dimmed all the way down to 0.1% with a very high accuracy, ensuring a smooth diming profile and homogenous light from all luminaires in the installation.

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