Case Study – MOOD LIGHTING AT HERNE HILL LIFESTYLE CENTRE
Colour changing LEDs create atmosphere
This brand-new leisure facility is a unique and ambitious project by the London Borough of Lambeth, constructed in a specially enlarged section of the former cellar spaces underneath Herne Hill Carnegie Library, a popular landmark and Grade II listed building.
Inside there is a compact high-specification gym with functional training and group exercise facilities, however the construction challenges left few walls and other spaces for the operator’s motivational artwork and décor and so the grey and white theme and bright white lighting meant the space felt clinical and somewhat uninspiring.
Specialist lighting can be used very effectively to add atmosphere to small spaces, but design, deployment and colour selection are the key elements for success. Trusol considered each of the areas and their intended use, and looked into a range of products which would add something inspiring to the space without creating distraction.
Colour changing LED strips with the correct diffusion and power ratings were specified in three areas. They have integrated covers which cast and lightly diffuse the light, and come with discreet wall mounted controllers for selecting colour and brightness and additionally creating simple colour changing sequences.
The spaces are transformed by a simple piece of effect lighting – with the right colours and intensity, a background mood is set which helps gym users concentrate and keep up their motivation.
The systems are discreetly and professionally installed and can be controlled by staff when needed.
Each of the workout areas has a different colour and these are themed around the activities, such as cardio vascular, functional or HIIT training.
Installation costs were low and energy consumption of LED lighting is minimal, providing a cost-effective solution which is long lasting, fit for purpose and adaptable.
“Trusol’s service and support has been invaluable to us and the AV systems installed across our gym, fitness studios and pool still work just as well as they did when the centre opened five years ago.”
“Our spin classes have gone up a gear with the great new audio system from Trusol. The sound is awesome and it’s definitely been an asset to this gym and a factor in member retention and recruitment. Our instructors love it too – simple to operate, no distortion and lots of bass!”
“Trusol provided a range of services across our new facility including video surveillance, cellular signal boosting and the audio visual systems for our fitness studios and education suite. They are professional and dedicated to their work, and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to others.”
“Members want us to help them stay motivated and engaged and to do that effectively our team needs quality equipment they can depend on. Trusol’s audio visual systems look and sound really good and everything is made to last. I have worked on several bespoke projects with them and have always been provided with innovative solutions and good advice.”
“We chose the LEDsnaps lighting system through Trusol as part of a refresh of our studio and functional training areas. The upgraded audio system is much better and the LED strip lights move and change colour and are a real boost to help our members stay engaged and active.“
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