Zumtobel luminaires light up Aerospace Bristol Museum

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Zumtobel Lighting has played a part in illuminating Aerospace Bristol’s new museum, dedicated to preserving Bristol’s aviation heritage.

A comprehensive range of luminaires from Zumtobel have been used to provide eye-catching, functional and energy efficient lighting throughout the exhibition areas, educational activity area, archive, lecture theatre and conference rooms.

The Aerospace Bristol museum is a Lottery Funded facility where visitors will be able to view a diverse range of previously inaccessible artefacts and information. Located at Filton Airfield, the project has involved the refurbishment of two Grade II listed hangars, which date back to the First World War, and the creation of a purpose-built hangar to house the Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, the last Concorde to fly. 

Zumtobel’s IP65-rated Craft flicker-free, LED high-bay luminaires have been installed to provide general illumination in the exhibition spaces. Craft is a high-bay luminaire with a luminous flux of 25,000 lumens and luminaire efficacy of 135 lm/W. Craft also offers a lifetime of 50,000 hours, retaining 85% of original performance thanks to lighting cones with square beam patterns. 

To highlight Concorde, Paso II has been installed beneath the aircraft to create a a dramatic contemporary lighting scene whilst remaining unobtrusive. Used as a recessed floor luminaire, the Paso II LED luminaire produces colour changing RGB columns of light to highlight the museum's main attraction. 

Zumtobel’s Slotlight has been utilised in circulation areas to provide uniform illumination at the highest level, using LED lighting points that can have any spacing pitch and visual benefits that are achieved by its continuous-row system that is illuminated uniformly from beginning to end. 

Other Zumtobel luminaires used throughout the project include Clean, Sloin, Helissa. The Onlite eBox central battery system, which has been designed for use with efficient LED technology, has also been used to reduce energy consumption and the number of batteries required to a minimum. The system communicates via DALI, which means that each DALI luminaire can be used as an individually monitored emergency luminaire and can be controlled individually. 

Emergency lighting throughout the museum is provided by Zumtobel’s Resclite Pro LED solution, which provides illumination of escape routes in the facility. This smart emergency luminaire utilises new lenses to provide enhanced flexibility and an unobtrusive look.