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Bar talk


Light Bureau has created a trendy lighting scheme for the Adventure Bar & Lounge in Covent Garden. Working closely with interior designer, Sophie Hibberd, Light Bureau has produced a dramatic solution relying on some simple theatrical techniques whilst producing comfortable lighting to booths for customers to relax and drink. Light Bureau’s director Paul Nulty explains: ‘The key to the success of the bar lighting has been to keep it simple. The budget for lighting was very tight, the total expenditure on lighting, including controls is just £4,000 so we had to be very creative with some of the details and resourceful with regards specification of luminaires. The entire project, from concept to completing commissioning, was undertaken in just eight weeks so we also had to keep an eye on availability.’ The key lighting features within the space are the trademark clusters of bulbs over the bar areas and entrance foyer that provide visual emphasis and sparkle. The foyer is particularly important for attracting passing trade as the bar entrance is narrow so the feature has to be eye-catching. Light Bureau chose to work with EncapSulite, Mode Lighting and CEF.


Street Design Awards 2011


The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) continues to be an official sponsor of the Street Design Awards 2011, organised by Local


Government News. The awards, which are divided into six categories, aim to reward innovation and best practice in urban street design schemes. All entries must have been completed by, or on behalf of, local authorities within the past three years. ILP will judge the Public Lighting category, which includes street lighting, the uplighting of public buildings and energy efficiency measures. Entrants wil be judged on the overall design of the scheme, the quality and choice of materials used and what the project has achieved within the set budget.


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Ecosense and Architainment Lighting partnership


EcoSense Lighting has signed Architainment Lighting Ltd as an authorised distributor of its line of best-in-class, specifier-grade LED lighting solutions for commercial and residential applications. The agreement with Architainment will extend the availability of EcoSense products across architectural, retail and entertainment market segments throughout England and Wales.


* Harvard has expanded its sales and marketing team to meet


growing demand for its products. Barry Bennett joins as sales manager for the North of England & Scotland and Richard Adelsberg joins as marketing executive. Barry Bennett brings with him a wealth of knowledge and has over 32 years experience in the street lighting industry, including a role as director at Steanne Solutions and 27 years at Cheshire Council as a street lighting engineer. Adelsberg joins the team following two years at Blue Chip Marketing in Manchester where he managed key accounts, including The Co-operative Food and O2. His role will involve supporting the sales and marketing director, Michael McDonnell to facilitate further growth throughout the UK and Europe.


* The Abacus Group has announced a new global leadership team and the appointment of Andrew Morris-Richardson as the firm’s new group managing director, following Geoff Hall’s retirement from the business. Having worked for the firm for over 22 years as finance director, Morris-Richardson is now responsible for overseeing all the Group’s worldwide operations including Abacus Lighting Limited in the UK, Shanghai Abacus and Abacus Lighting LLC in Russia.


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