LTP installs lighting scheme for RNLI Memorial11 December 2009
Lighting Technology Projects (LTP) has played a significant role in the completion of the new RNLI memorial sculpture. The installation at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution HQ in Poole, Dorset, saw LTP working to a lighting design by Speirs & Major Associates.
Situated in the gardens of the prestigious charity service’s HQ, the monument commemorates the 778 RNLI lifesavers lost since the organisation was founded in 1824. The striking sculpture was designed by artist Sam Holland, and the lighting by Satu Streatfield.
The 4.5m high memorial is lit with a combination of fixtures, some integrated into the structure itself and others set back on special mounting poles. Fixed (3200_K) warm white LED key lights are mounted on the dark grey plinth beneath the sculpture, while a Meyer Superlight discharge source in open white is rigged on a separate 6m pole and is focused to skim flatly across the top of the memorial. A further five Superlights – equipped with double blue high temperature filters – have been specified to downlight the surrounding area and create a “shimmering” effect, with ACDC LEDs for the access ramp rounding out the lighting specification.
“It was a real honour to work on something as significant, poignant and relevant as this, as well as having the opportunity to light such a stunning piece of art,” said Terry Reeves, who led the project for LTP.