Luceco lights the Daily Mail Break Out Kitchens and Tech Bar!

5th December 2019

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Luceco in partnership with Powerbase Building Services Limited has recently supplied The Daily Mail Group with cutting edge LED lighting for their Break Out Kitchens and Tech Bar located at their London Headquarters. Luceco’s Contour LED luminaire was artistically installed in amongst timber beams to provide sympathetic energy-saving lighting which enhanced the architectural features of the interior design of the facilities, the body of the luminaire displayed in Matt Black.


Contour from Luceco is a linear luminaire providing individual or continuous runs of illumination suitable for many commercial environments. The LED lighting system consists of connectable modules offered in 600 mm, 1200 mm, 1500 mm and 1800 mm lengths that can be surface mounted, suspended or recessed.  Seamless runs of energy-saving cost-effective LED lighting can be created with interconnecting power and module connectors.

The Tech Bar required a more modernistic approach with Contour providing an architectural element to the design of the area with the body of the luminaire displayed in Graphite Grey. Manufactured as a premium aluminium extrusion with high-quality polycarbonate opal diffuser, micro prism or asymmetric optic distribution options, Contour has a full range of illuminated interconnecting modules as well as an integrated driver with quick electrical connectors for ease of installation.  Interconnecting modules include corner connectors, T junction and cross pieces.

To create an enhanced lit environment with the use of the area in mind, each installation required a different colour temperature output. The Tech Bar required a cool clean light at 4000K and the more relaxing space in the Break Out Kitchens, a warmer white at 3000K.

Contour has a 5-year extended warranty available and offers over 100,000 hours operational life, with no maintenance over the lifetime of the luminaire, an important factor when considering applications such as commercial environments where 24 hours a day operation may be required.  Other options include direct and indirect lighting distribution as well as DALI and emergency Self-Test variants.

Luceco’s Element downlighters were used in the Pod seating areas.  Element is a fire-rated luminaire suitable for residential and commercial industry sectors, in particular for applications with small ceiling voids.  Offered in 8W at 800Llm, Element has an efficient heat sink design for optimum performance and increased spring height for fitting into ceiling thicknesses of up to 40mm.

Installation is made easy with a Plug and Play connector, specifically designed with a remote driver with a wire-in connector for first and second fix electrical installations, made possible by a loop in / loop out clip and fit terminal.  Variants include standard output or dimmable in either 3000K warm white or 4000K, all with an efficacy 100Llm/cW.

Element is available with a selection of interchangeable bezels including flat and bevelled in matt and gloss white, polished chrome, brushed steel, black and black nickel. Other luminaries in the Element family include a 7W regressed downlight and adjustable 8W downlight version, all benefitting from Plug and Play connectors for ease of installation.

The Daily Mail was founded in 1896 by Alfred and Harold Harmsworth who edited and produced the launch of the Daily Mail with DMGT established to manage the family’s newspaper interests in 1922. Today the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday continues to gain market share in a declining market, Luceco enlightening the great minds of those using the Daily Mail Group Break Out Kitchens and Tech Bar!