Gradus is Leading Light at New Guy’s Hospital MediCinema

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09 January 2014


The newly opened facility is the sixth of its kind in the UK. Installed and operated by registered charity MediCinema, and funded by ICAP and the Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity, with the support of the health sector and the film industry, it offers a fully digital, 3D cinema experience, providing patients and their relatives with a colourful new social space within Guy’s Hospital.

The charity specified Gradus ATNG71L illuminated stair edging fitted with white Continuity LED lighting systems for the staircases in the auditorium. These help to enhance safety by providing visitors with clear step edge definition when ascending or descending the stairs in darkened conditions.

Gradus ATNG71L comprises a hardwearing, aluminium channel with an 8mm gauge and comes with a choice of slip-resistant PVC inserts – Interior, Xtra-grip and Xtra-grip Plus. It also incorporates a PVC-u tube that houses the LED lighting and fits securely into the channel.

The Continuity LED lighting system provides continuous linear lighting for a streamlined, modern finish. This is created using a fibre optic rod that is end-illuminated with high intensity LEDs available in four colours – blue, green, red or white. With the effect projected along the length of the stair edging rather than towards the screen, it is subtle enough for use in 3D cinemas, making it an ideal choice for MediCinema.

Continuity can be used on steps up to 12 metres in width and benefits from being a sealed system, providing resistance to moisture ingress such as soft drink spillage.

Stephen Moore, CEO of MediCinema, comments: “Thanks to the generosity of suppliers and supporters, the launch of the ICAP MediCinema at Guy’s Hospital has been a huge success. The Gradus stair edgings with LED lighting make it easier and safer for patients and visitors to enter and exit the MediCinema, while helping to enhance the big screen experience from an aesthetic point of view.”

Lynette Bowden, Product Manager for Gradus, added: “We’ve been involved with the charity for a number of years, supplying product for the UK’s first MediCinema, which was built at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1999. It provides a valuable service to patients and their families so we’re delighted to be involved in this latest project.”

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