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A vibrant new learning environment for Largs Campus


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  • 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.

The possibility to choose the best solutions from multiple brands all from one hand – for indoor and outdoor.

Zumtobel Group brands Thorn, Zumtobel and acdc Lighting have created the perfect lighting solution for Largs Campus, part of North Ayrshire Council’s biggest ever capital investment programme. Working in partnership with Ramboll Glasgow and Castle Building Services on a project designed by LDC, the ZG companies have produced a lighting scheme that has helped to deliver a sustainable learning centre for the entire community, within and outside school hours, incorporating the most energy efficient and sustainable technology available.

The state-of-the-art £52 million education facility has been built on the grounds of part of the Sport Scotland Inverclyde National Centre, allowing the 2000 pupils accommodated in the new development access to state-of-the-art sporting facilities. The new high tech facility also incorporates Brisbane, Kelburn and St Mary’s primary schools and is a vibrant learning environment for 1,200 secondary and 820 primary pupils with 100 early years’ places.

Zumtobel’s ONDARIA circular pendants provide uniform illumination for the atrium areas, with their concave opal diffuser that curves slightly inwards for a soft lit effect. Thorn’s IQ Wave, a smart recessed LED IP44 rated luminaire, together with, Omega PRO LED recessed luminaires have been installed in the practical classrooms. IQ Wave incorporates a MV-Tech light optic and a highly reflective back that creates a smooth, homogenous illuminance with no visible LED and low glare (UGR 19, <3 000 CD/m2 at 65°). The slim profile, 600 x 600 Omega PRO LED recessed luminaires also provide excellent glare control (UGR<19/) and reduced maintenance.

Zumtobel’s IP65 rated CRAFT compact LED high bay luminaires with a wide beam optic for uniform (UGR 80 (4000 K), Ra > 70 (6500 K), have been installed in the sports halls. Thorn’s Chalice was the obvious choice for corridors, providing the an even distribution of illumination, combining low energy with high style. Novaline, a slim circular luminaire for wall or ceiling mounting has been installed in the stairwells, whilst IP65 rated Duoproof LED, with their high ingress protection, have been installed in the kitchen area. Thorn’s Equaline Linear LED luminaires have been incorporated in the dining area to provide excellent light output, >80lm/W efficacy and excellent glare control.

Thorn’s PopPack LED fittings, that can achieve energy savings of up to 67% when compared to traditional switch start, have been installed in conjunction with Aquaforce in the stores. Surface Aquaforce IP65 LED luminaires provide the required lighting levels via low energy lighting in this rugged environment. Voyager LED ultra slim exit signs have been installed throughout due to their suitability for small area use and viewing distances up to 23 metres. In the practical classrooms and kitchen spaces, where high risk emergency lighting was required, Zumtobel eBox central battery units were installed and commissioned by Zumtobel Group Services and integrate a 3rd party controls solution.

Other luminaires specified on this project include Thorn R2L2 and Areaflood Pro for the illumination of the external car park. Cetus LED, a recessed LED downlight sealed to IP44 in the toilets, Zumtobel Comsign and Puresign emergency exit signs over the doors with emergency monitoring.

The modern educational facilities and close working partnership between each school will benefit pupils at each transitional stage from early years to primary to secondary and allow younger pupils access to resources normally restricted to secondary pupils. The campus will ensure that pupils have every opportunity to attain, achieve and develop the skills necessary to live positive and fulfilling lives by accessing top quality sporting facilities.
— A spokesperson for the project, Project Manager