St. Paul's Church

Job Date: August 2021 Project Duration: 4 Weeks Job Value: £30,000.00 Project Type: Interior Church Lighting

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Dating back to around 1863, St. Paul’s church is a Grade II* listed building located in Langleybury, Hertfordshire. It is built in a Gothic Revival Style, featuring tall proportions and a prominent spire. Inside, a wealth of features include carved angels which adorn the springings of the Arches within the Nave, A beautiful carved stone Chancel Arch as well as wall paintings, memorials and a stunning timber roof.

The existing lighting within the Nave consisted of 4 outdated wall lights and 5 suspended pendants, of which 1 had failed completely.

Lighting within the Chancel and baptistry had been replaced a few years ago, but consisted of cold white external floodlights which provided little or no benefit at ground level and gave an overall bleak appearance which did not compliment the surroundings.

We provided an initial design followed by a faculty ready specification. We were then commissioned to carry out the installation work, which was carried out over a 4 week period. All existing light fittings were disconnected and removed along with the twin & earth PVC cabling. New FP200 cables were installed throughout along with a new DALI controlled lighting system. All lighting consists of 3500lm 38W LED luminaires which have a 3000k warm white output. As well as general lighting, feature lighting was also installed, which illuminates the roof space in all areas of the church. Specific features have also been highlighted such as the Pulpit and Lectern, along with the font located at the West end of the church within the Baptistry. The main focus of the church which is the Altar and Sanctuary has been illuminated using a mixture of wide, medium and narrow beam fittings, specifically directed to provide high illumination within this area, creating a focal point for those looking forward from the Nave.

The lighting is operated automatically upon entrance through the South porch. 1 of 10 scenes can then be selected from a simple push button control plate. Each scene can be programmed to suit the needs of the church. The lighting can also be operated from anywhere within the church using a tablet or mobile phone.

Additional lighting was installed within the Kitchen area at the West end of the North aisle and socket outlets installed either side of the Nave.

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