Established in 2000, Saxon Weald is a housing association managing approximately 6000 homes across Sussex and Hampshire, providing rental and shared ownership homes for families and over 55s.
Saxon Weald decided to revamp the outdated compact fluorescent lighting in the Churchill House residential home based in Southampton and wanted to replace the lighting with efficient and cost-effective LED replacements. Kosnic Lighting were selected to help fulfil the task at hand.
Working alongside John Winstanley, Saxon Weald’s Lead Operative, Alan Buckle one of Kosnic’s Project Area Managers created different lighting designs to suit a variety of rooms, using Kosnic Lighting’s most up-to-date LED technology.
The lighting design was comprised of 61x Blanca bulkhead, 61x LED DD’s with integrated motion and light sensor both in 12watt and 18watt, 34x LED DD emergency modules, 4x 5ft twin Indus IP65 batten fittings and 20 of the multi-purpose Manot emergency exit sign.
The bulkheads were chosen as the interior and exterior luminaires throughout the home. The residents of the premises liked the corridor function lamps due to additional security and confidence when moving around the building, the Dusk ‘til Dawn dimming lamp was also specified across the exterior. The microwave sensor with built in corridor function lamps and the Dusk ‘til dawn lamps in the Blanca bulkhead was the perfect fit for the 24/7 living of the building.
With the task of upgrading the whole site one of the legal requirements is to have emergency lighting. Alan decided to use a variety of products to achieve this to suit each location, the emergency LED DD modules were installed into the bulkheads to guarantee ease of future maintenance and servicing over the life of the housing scheme. The exit sign Manot and the Indus non-corrosive batten with an in-built emergency module were also used. The Manot is an adaptable exit sign that can be wall-mounted, recessed ceiling mounted or used with a tilting bracket.
The success of the Churchill House project and the great working relationship of Alan and John at Saxon Weald has now opened up further working opportunities to develop lighting within new and existing housing developments.