Luceco Lights Volvo Truck and Bus Wales & West

28th June 2022

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Luceco were recently instructed by Wessex Electricals to provide a comprehensive lighting design for the brand-new facilities of their client, Volvo Truck & Bus Wales & West. The new £8 million facility in Avonmouth combines the business’s  expertise under one roof and features an 18-bay workshop, offices and external service areas. Truck & Bus Wales & West supplies and fits over 1.5 million new and exchange parts a year keeping Volvo fleets well serviced and maintained.

Working with the Wessex Electricals team, the Luceco team used a combination of luminaires for the different areas of the facilities – workshop, office, and external areas – including Callisto, Climate, LuxPanel, Epsilon, recessed Platinum downlighters, Celeste, and emergency lighting.

Luceco Project Manager, Steve Harris-Aucott said “We were asked to provide a full lighting design including presence detection control and daylight saving options. Luminaires in the workshop space had to be designed to be mounted on purlins and follow the steel beams ensuring fittings were not positioned over the top of trucks.  Callisto was my go to luminaire for this application with the end walls and the ATF bays lit with angled Climate IP65 linear fittings mounted at 45Deg set at 3 meters height to direct light under the trucks.”

Callisto is a high-level LED luminaire, offering over 100,000 hours of maintenance free, operational life with an efficacy of 135 Llm/cW, and lumen output variants ranging from 11,000lm up to 32,000lm.

Suitable for many commercial applications such as front of house and high street environments, Callisto also benefits from a IK10 rating so is ideally suited to industrial facilities so was used for the workshop area for Truck and Bus Wales and West.

Callisto offers both wide and narrow optical light distribution and is available as a fixed output, DALI dimmable, emergency back-up variant, PIR or Luceco Wireless Lighting Control. It provides excellent photometric performance as well as being a very visually pleasing energy saving luminaire.

In the office area, recessed Epsilon luminaires were installed in the meeting rooms and communal areas. Epsilon luminaires are ideally suited for office environments where the activity is predominantly detailed screen work.

Externally, high level floods were fitted under the eaves, over the roller doors and along the side elevations of the building to distribute an outward light pattern, with columns and post top luminaires around the perimeter.

Jim O’Brien, Contracts Manager at Wessex Electricals added “We instructed Luceco for the lighting design, and we were very impressed with both the plan and the expertise of the team. Their scheme has taken the different areas and requirements for those areas into detailed consideration and the result is a well designed and executed lighting system for our client.”