Zumtobel Provides An Illuminating Experience For Bon Accord Shoppers

bon accordZumtobel Lighting has supplied its slim-line, linear CHIARO II LED fittings to the newly refurbished Loch Street car parking area at Bon Accord Shopping Centre in Aberdeen.

Craig Stevenson, centre manager at Bon Accord, commented “I want customers to get their visit to Bon Accord off to the best possible start and we appreciate the role that a bright, modern and accessible car park plays in an individual’s shopping experience” and, with that in mind, Zumtobel were contacted to come up with a suitable solution for the £2 million refurbishment project.

One of Aberdeen’s most popular city centre car parks, the Bon Accord Shopping Centre covers 875,000 sq. ft. and is home to around 100 stores. Bon Accord was the first complex in the UK to be 100% LED, initially using Zumtobel LED luminaires.

The four floor multi-storey car parking area which includes basement parking adjacent to the shopping centre has been totally refurbished using Zumtobel’s CHIARO II LED fittings. These were the perfect choice for the installation as the direct/indirect linear luminaire is photometrically optimised for car parks and industrial applications to provide uniform illumination. 

CHIARO II is a direct/indirect luminaire with a fully transparent polycarbonate housing that delivers an all-round, friendly lighting atmosphere that car park user’s regard as a hallmark of safety. CHIARO II is a linear luminaire with a visually slim-line design that demonstrates its abilities to full effect, even in spaces that have low ceilings.

Thanks to advanced LED technology, CHIARO II LED meets the same quality and functional requirements as conventional moisture-proof luminaires that use fluorescent lamps, whilst additional benefits include the luminaire’s general dimmability and significantly lower maintenance and electricity costs combined with a longer service life. The polycarbonate housing is IP65 rated and IK08 impact resistant to provide a robust and secure light fitting.

The refurbishment also included laying a new parking surface, walls were treated with a specialised coating and disabled and parent-and-child spaces were grouped to the same place on each level. Work was only carried out on one level at a time in an effort to avoid disruption for the centres 275,000 weekly visitors.   


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