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Archbishop Lanfranc Academy


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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.

Thorn Lighting is the sole lighting supplier for both interior and exterior areas to The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy’s new multi-million-pound building in Croydon, South East London. Thorn worked closely with Halsion Building Service Engineers to deliver a cutting edge, energy efficient, facility with a future-proofed capacity.

Archbishop Lanfranc Academy’s previous home, constructed above a landfill site in the 1950s, had long been deemed outdated and dilapidated and was demolished to make way for the new Academy. The Principal, Michael del Río, said: "The state of the building has been a concern for years. In the long-term the school has now got a much better future and the new building will help to ‘win back’ pupils put off by the appearance of its predecessor”.  Together with the new sports hall, fitness suite and dance studio, the four-storey, 11,796sqm building will offer students and staff every opportunity to enjoy learning and working in a state of the art complex.

Thorn’s Arena Symphony innovative LED luminaires with sound absorbing features were chosen to minimise sound reverberation in the classrooms. Fully compliant with BB93 for optimum classroom performance, Arena Symphony has been designed for total flexibility, offering a choice of infills to adapt the length of the system to match all classroom layouts. The slim profile, 600 x 600 Omega PRO LED recessed luminaires have been installed throughout the office areas to provide excellent glare control (UGR<19/22) and the reduced maintenance delivered by the 50,000 hours’ life of the 4000K LED lamps supplied with the fitting.

Hi Pak Pro LED, a highly efficient, robust and low maintenance high bay has been utilised in the Sports Hall to achieve significant energy savings and low maintenance due to the on board thermal management system that ensures LED performance and a lifetime of over 50,000 hours. College LED curved profile, linear fluorescent luminaires were selected for the Dining areas, Communal Hall and parts of the offices. The IP44 rated fitting has a clear prismatic diffuser in tough polycarbonate for specific light control and the impact/vandal resistance perfect for teaching establishments.

Thorn’s CiviTEQ, D-CO LED and Eyekon fittings have been used for the external illumination to create an attractive and welcoming appearance for the academy.  The compact and lightweight CiviTEQ is a well-proportioned LED road lantern with an unobtrusive style that is fitted with an R-PEC® optic to provide safe and efficient illumination. Energy efficient, robust and impact resistant Eyekon LED bulkheads and D-CO LED bollards complete the clean and modern illumination of the exterior of the building. The school that was once described as unfit for purpose is now an academy with a ‘wow’ factor and a very bright future.