Outstanding Achievement, Whole Building - Burlington Arcade, London

The Burlington Arcade, built in 1819, is located in London’s Mayfair district, an area known for its luxury shopping destinations and hotels. The lighting design calls out the architectural details on both of the arcades’ entry façades, one along Piccadilly Road (seen here)...

...and the other entry façade along Vigo St. facing Burlington Gardens (seen here).

The new lighting scheme, which uses LED fixtures, incorporates variable color temperature to respond to different lighting conditions. In summer the fixtures are tuned to 4000K; in winter to 3500K; and at night the color temperature goes to 2700K to recall the glow of gas light, the original method of illumination for the arcade.

The new lighting design creates a uniform treatment for the shop windows.

Downlights provide a brighter zone of illumination around the shop entrances.

One of the main architectural features of the interior is the archways, which are illuminated by custom-designed miniature LED spotlights outfitted with elliptical lenses for a tight beam spread.

Custom LED fixtures are integrated into the skylights and fitted with louvers to minimize their impact.

Adding to the palette of interior luminaires are new uplights: miniature linear LED fixtures with barn doors to ensure easy control of light distribution.

In the evenings, the fixtures are set at 2700K to recall the glow of gas light, the original method of illumination for the arcade.

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