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Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle


  • Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle, UK
  • Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle, UK
  • Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle, UK
  • Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle, UK
  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Lighting is zoned according to area use.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

All Change Please!

Catch a bus in Newcastle upon Tyne's newly refurbished Haymarket Bus Station – and you'll count your coins for the fare under the white light of Thorn LED downlights.

The lighting is part of a £1m modernisation programme which involved replacing the glazed roof with an aluminium standing seam system, and an internal makeover.  The BaseLED 18W and Cruz 160 LED downlights are recessed in a suspended ceiling.

Because the bus station is a "public space" emergency lighting is required. This is provided by the Voyager LED range and signage by the Voyager Sigma LED.

The overall impression is bright, safe and inviting.

With an estimated 70% of luminaires using LEDs the station operator will also benefit - from the resulting energy efficiency and long lifetimes. Thanks to high luminaire efficacy (≥ 54 lm/W); savings of up to 50% and 75% can be achieved compared with conventional 1x 18/26W CFL or 50/75W halogen downlights respectively.

Other plus points in favour of the LED downlights are that they are largely impervious to vibration and, unlike fluorescents, performance improves as temperatures drop.

Thorn has also supplied some "Corniche style" custom products housing 1x49W T5 lamps.