Complementing The London Skyline

BlackfriarsWith stone and glass facades now used extensively around Blackfriars station, TfL required a product to light the adjacent road junction, which would be complementary to both the new modern aesthetic and the traditional architectural style of neighbouring buildings. Katana from DW Windsor provided an attractive solution.

The 2-module Katana Urban Post Top replaced the existing 4 x 140w Cosmpolis lamps, providing both the required lighting performance and a contemporary design alongside an impressive energy saving of 57%.

Katana delivered by achieving a minimum average of 30.53lx reducing the over lighting of the previous scheme and an increase in uniformity to 0.46, easily meeting the requirements. A neutral white 4000K was selected as the most appropriate CCT for the busy traffic route and conflict junction.

With a noticeable weight reduction Katana also proved easier and lighter to handle, speeding up the installation process, as described by Witek Wojas, Head of Street Lighting, CVU, “Installing at such a busy location and at that height, both Katana’s easy handling and notable weight difference was very much appreciated.”

Ian Coombs, TfL, adds, “We have worked with DW Windsor on previous projects and we were interested to see what this new product had to offer. For us Katana represented high light output in an attractive package. The products styling was very much in keeping with the desired look we were trying to achieve, while offering us unrivalled performance and great energy savings.”

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