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Concord Puts the Spotlight on
Leeds Art Gallery
The newly refurbished Leeds Art Gallery is benefitting from a high quality and high performing
lighting scheme thanks to Concord and its innovative Beacon Muse spotlights.
eeds Art Gallery was recently
closed for 18 months to complete a £4.5million refurbishment of the building and its glass
roof. During the refurbishment
project the lighting throughout the
gallery was also upgraded to meet
the needs of the new décor and highlight the artwork on display.
When the team at Leeds Art Gallery
started its extensive renovation to reglaze the glass roof, they were completely unaware of the wonderous new
space they would uncover along the
way. Whilst undertaking the restoration,
the cladding from the central gallery
was removed to reveal a stunning double height original barrel-vaulted ceiling.
The central court formed the centre of
the original 1888 Leeds Art Gallery.
Now fully restored the glass roof is providing the gallery with increased natural
daylight and works in perfect harmony
with the ambient lighting the Concord
Beacon Muse spotlights offer. The team
at Leeds Art Gallery worked closely with
Concord to select the luminaires that
best met their requirements. After careful consideration, the Gallery selected a
combination of the Concord Beacon XL
Muse and the Beacon Muse II luminaires installed on the Lytebeam track.
Sarah Brown, Principal Keeper at
Leeds Art Gallery, explains why the
Concord spotlights were chosen,
“whilst we researched museum and
gallery lighting products that were available, we have also used Concord luminaires in the past. The galleries, as you
can see from the images, have naturally lit ceiling spaces and we identified
Concord as the most competitive manufacturer with a flexible range of fixtures that would give us the right
ambient light. We can now create wall
washing effects and have tight spot
lighting to highlight our exhibits and
enhance our visitors’ experience. We
can also control the lighting easily and
adjust the scheme when we need to.”
A variety of Concord Beacon XL Muse
and Beacon Muse II spotlights have
been installed in the majority of the
The Concord Beacon XL Muse features
intelligent LED technology and ancient
lens principles to create a fully adjustable spotlight making it an ideal solution
for museum and gallery lighting. It provides Leeds Art Gallery with a flexible,
high quality solution that can be easily
adjusted. Artwork and exhibits are often
changed and updated, and the Beacon
XL Muse lends itself perfectly to this
environment, especially as a continuous lighting upgrade would otherwise
be required.
The spotlight’s beam angle can be adjusted from 10° to 70° and has a dimmable range of between 5-100%. In
addition to this, the position of the spotlight can also be physically adjusted,
with a rotation of 355° providing a near
full rotation from a fixed position.
The Concord Beacon XL Muse can also
incorporate a multitude of customisable
aspects, with options for Sylsmart wireless dimming available through App
Control. When paired with a smartphone via a free application, scenarios
can be set up with single or multiple
luminaires, and light levels can be set
according to the needs of the end user.
This wireless feature adds great benefit
to the luminaire where multiple occupants require different lighting needs.
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