Gradus is a Leading Light at University of Bath

Gradus is a Leading Light at University of Bath
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06 November 2016

Throughout the summer break the University of Bath undertook a refurbishment project that saw a number of upgrades to its audiovisual equipment and teaching spaces.

Gradus’ ATF71L illuminated stair edgings, with Continuity LED lighting systems in blue were installed in order to create a contemporary linear lighting effect highlighting each step edge, ensuring that the stairs are clearly visible to visitors in darkened conditions. The lighting creates a safer environment for those ascending and descending the stairs within the lecture theatres, therefore reducing the risk of trips and falls, whilst also providing a non-intrusive lighting effect.

Patrick Abbott, Client Project and Programme Manager at University of Bath, said: “We wanted to opt for a company with a proven track record of supplying and installing step lighting solutions to lecture theatres, so Gradus was the perfect choice. The finished result is not only attractive, but also creates a safe environment for students and lecturers alike.”

The step lighting has been designed specifically to suit interior environments such as these lecture theatres, where light is required for safety but should not detract from the primary function of the installation. In order to meet the latest guidelines on creating safe stairs, the stair edging inserts were chosen in a colour that provides a tonal contrast with the red carpet so that the step edge is defined in normal light conditions; whilst the lighting helps speakers and visitors to safely navigate the lecture theatres in reduced light conditions.

Steve Gallagher, Lighting Sales Manager at Gradus, said: “By utilising LED technology, our Continuity step lighting offers an extra low voltage alternative to mains voltage lighting, it also has a 50,000 hour life expectancy and is very easy to install. The profile itself, as with all Gradus PVC-u stair edgings, is covered by a 10-year warranty, providing a durable, safe and attractive solution for the University of Bath.

“We are pleased to have been able to provide step lighting that delivers a practical yet stylish solution for the university’s newly refurbished teaching spaces.”

Gradus is the leading UK manufacturer of specialist LED lighting products for steps, aisles and walls, for use in lecture theatres, cinemas, casinos, nightclubs and cruise liners. Combining safety with aesthetics, Gradus Lighting systems assist in creating safe and accessible environments for all, in line with BS8300:2009+A1:2010, The Building Regulations 2010 - Approved Document M and the Equality Act 2010. Gradus also provides a full project management service, site installation, maintenance and after care.

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