Lighting Technology Projects has supplied and installed a unique LED lighting solution to a brand new footbridge at Harlech Castle in North Wales.
Built by English monarch Edward I in the 13th century, Harlech Castle is perched majestically above the Gwynedd town and seaside resort, with stunning views of the coast to the west and Snowdonia to the east.
LTP was appointed by SH Structures – specialists in the design, supply, manufacture and installation of complex steel structures – following a number of successful collaborations.
The primary challenge was to manufacture a light fitting that was capable of delivering RGBW, plus an additional emergency lighting feature. The fitting also had to slot within a compact fixture that could be incorporated within each vertical bridge baluster, whilst sitting behind stainless steel mesh infill panels and delivering sufficient luminosity and appropriate lighting levels to the bridge deck.
To meet the complex brief, LTP worked with partners i-Vision (UK) Ltd of Cwmbran to design and manufacture the Lumos Mira, a bespoke product which provided the perfect solution for this specific application.
The bridge lighting is controlled by a PC holding e:cue’s LAS Enterprise software and can also be operated via a smartphone or iPad, offering simple and intuitive day-to-day management.
The system’s default condition is to deliver bright white task lighting to the walkway to recommended lighting levels for ramps and steps, whilst complementing the heritage site and medieval environment. In addition to this, there are a number of colour-changing effects that can be accessed by the head custodian of Harlech Castle for special events and occasions.
The installation adds to LTP’s impressive portfolio of historic Welsh monuments, following previous work across Cadw sites.
Key products installed by LTP:
25 x Lumos Mira RGBW-e
2 x IP66 stainless steel driver enclosures
Traxon e:cue LAS Enterprise software
Traxon Butler S2