Recent visitors to The Menuhin Hall will have found the Hall looking fresh and bright since the installation of a new chandelier lighting system by the wonderful team of White Light Ltd, Anne Minors Performance Consultants and Sound Space Vision.
With the old fluorescent system having been in place in the Hall since it opened in 2006, it was definitely time for an upgrade so Hall Manager Alice Benzing went back to the experts at White Light.
Installation Manager Stuart Bourne said, “Due to the acoustic requirements of the Hall, the ceiling is extremely high. What this meant was the chandeliers were hung roughly 12m in the air. The DMX and power were run through this cable and we wanted to create a system where we didn’t need to re-cable”. To achieve this, they decided on a brand-new ArchPro Wireless GDS lighting system. This would be driven via a wireless transmitter that would sit near the control room and communicate to a driver installed in each chandelier. The high-efficiency LEDs will reduce the Hall’s energy use by 70-90% and also have a reduced CO2 output.
White Light also installed new emergency lighting fittings which integrated with the new lighting system. Each unit features two LED lamps with independent horizontal and vertical adjustability and are designed to activate only when there is a loss of mains power.
Alice Benzing, Manager at The Menuhin Hall, states, “The entire WL team was friendly, efficient and professional throughout this installation. The new LEDs provide even coverage and are fully dimmable. It’s given the Hall a new lease of life, and visitors have commented on how beautiful it looks now when lit. We can’t thank WL enough!”
Brian Fifield, the Hall’s Technical Manager couldn’t be more pleased with the new system. “The Menuhin Hall new LED houselights is the project that has been the most welcome to me as the Technical Manager. The WL team has done an amazing job – the new lights have given the auditorium that freshly-built look all over again”.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hall to see for yourself!