Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Neon lighting used in new NAB building in Docklands

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Neon lights from Delta Neon have been used in the lighting design of the new NAB building in Docklands, Melbourne.
Designed by Woods Bagot, the entire building is based on triangular themes even down to the clusters of decorative lighting.
NDYLight were the principal lighting consultants on the project and specified two kilometres of cold cathode lighting.
Logistically, it would be very hard to maintain the lighting for the building, however with cold cathode lighting many hours of changing lights have been saved, with maintenance and cost of the lights both reduced.
Lux levels of the cold cathode put out more lumens per watt than LEDs, so to achieve the current lux level of the building would require more energy and colour rendering.
Custom made white triphosphor tubing was used throughout, with the feature lighting having a lifespan which exceeds 200,000 hours.
NAB wanted to move its operations to a new Docklands site where they wanted to use products which exceeded quality expectations without sacrificing on sustainability.
Neon lights were used as NAB wanted to achieve a 7 Star energy rating for the building.

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