Emirates Kliks into light
Electrical Contractor Goodmarriott & Hursthouse has used Hager’s Klik LDS as a fast fit lighting installation solution for Arsenal’s new Emirates Stadium, which has now reached practical completion.
The Klik LDS marshalling boxes were used for the light fittings in the executive boxes, banqueting areas, restaurants, offices and large open plan rooms.
Goodmarriott & Hursthouse estimates that the system provided a 60% installation time saving since each marshalling box only needs wiring once at first fix. When other trades have left site 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 luminaires simply plug in. Further time savings were realised at final fix since each luminaire is supplied with the Klik plug already attached.
Each Klik LDS box can supply either one lighting circuit, or, by removing a copper link, two. Emergency fittings also plug into the system since each socket will accept four pins, with the fourth contact providing an auxiliary circuit for connecting to a battery.
Project manager for the electrical contractors, Colin Brunton reports two further benefits of using the system. First the electricians could inspect and test the installation before the ceiling went back up. In addition the ceiling void is congested with other services so using a single Klik LDS box to plug in several luminaries is simpler for both installation and for future maintenance.