Victoria & Albert Museum

DHA Designs specified two large custom-made suspended lighting rings for two of the Ceramics Galleries at the V&A, and chose Precision Lighting to manufacture them. Each brushed aluminium ring is 3.4 metres in diameter and supports 24 Microspot C16 spotlights on Node Monopoints. Tiny individual transformers are concealed in the low-profile structure. The rings illuminate an arc of display cases in each gallery, and the spotlight positions had to be aligned carefully with the ceiling fixings to ensure that the light was perfectly directed on the exhibits.

DHA Designs also specified custom Microspot C16 fittings with LED lamps on low voltage track for the cabinet display lighting in the Jewellery Gallery. The track was mounted inside a special housing, cantilevered away from the cabinet. The body of the Microspot C16 fitting was lengthened slightly to accommodate the LED lamp, and all parts were finished in black powdercoat.

Precision Lighting also supplied 108 Microspot C16 fittings with a custom base to be fitted to the linear fluorescent systems running down each side of the galleries. These were supplied direct to the fluorescent manufacturer and delivered to site as an integral part of the luminaire.

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