|Super Spacer®’s warm edge technology lights up Finsbury Avenue Square |
Edgetech IG Inc.’s Super Spacer® is helping to light the way for London commuters and tourists crossing Finsbury Avenue Square to Liverpool Street Station. A £1.6 million architectural project uses Super Spacer in double-glazed lighting units covering a 20m² lattice.
Project Light Box was designed by Maurice Brill Lighting which commissioned Artistic Licence to carry out the work, making the Broadgate area a new and popular London tourist attraction. Wayne Howells, Managing Director of Artistic Licence researched companies which could provide the most reliable and up-to-date technology for the light boxes, choosing Edgetech for its professionalism, long guarantees and warm edge technology.
Wayne Howells: “A unique project like this has to be done right. From the beginning the technical support at Edgetech was excellent. Someone was always available if we had questions or queries. We hit a problem testing the units for vapour barrier, but Edgetech came to the rescue.”
The square is one of the world’s largest exterior lighting projects using colour-change LEDs. Over 650 separate glass units are used to display over 100,000 LED lights, all 150mm wide with five different lengths to give ultimate effects ranging from 0.5m to 2m. The LEDs are made up of primary colours but a computer controls colour intensity producing 16 million shades. The square changes colour each night.
The Project has picked up many awards since its inception, including the 2004 Winner of Exterior Lighting by the Lighting Industry and Federation, the Light and Design Award by IEIJ and a Highly Commended by FX Awards in 2005. Super Spacer’s warm edge technology has recently been added to the project to improve on the previous aluminium spacer bar performance.