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Megaman’s LEDs brighten up Benetton store

Megaman’s ZEKI LEDs are providing a bright and welcoming
environment at United Colors of Benetton in Ballymena.

Megaman’s LEDs were specified for United Colors of Benetton’s new store in Ballymena. The manufacturer of high-performance, low energy lighting provided an energy efficient, low maintenance solution that maximised the store’s aesthetics.

Known for its colourful clothes, Benetton needed a bright and inviting environment and the former Post Office in Ballymena provided 3,000sq ft that could be transformed into retail space.

The ground floor was refurbished to create a light and airy space for the display of Benetton’s women’s and children’s clothes while the first floor was used as a store.

Creating a bright interior was key. It was considered that Megaman’s ZEKI multi-head gimbal luminaires together with other specified products, would meet the challenge of creating an even and bright distribution of light.

Michael Williams, Director of Williams Creative Design Architects, designer of the Benetton store said: “Given that there are no windows in the shop apart from the glazed façade, we didn’t want customers to feel as if they were walking into a cavernous space. The ZEKI LEDs create a consistent quality of light with no changes in light levels, which is exactly what we wanted.” Megaman’s ZEKI luminaire was also the first choice for the Benetton shop due to its modular frame and multi-directional tilting, which lends itself to easy adjustment. Fifty-six, one head frame 10.5W ZEKI luminaires were specified and installed in the suspended ceiling throughout the store.

Paul Howie, Director of T&E Howie Ltd, lighting designer and supplier said: “We recommended the ZEKI luminaires because the combination of
its high lumen and tilted design meant that it was ideal for this project and gave the client lots of flexibility.”

The ZEKI luminaire was also a popular choice due to its unobtrusive design.

Michael Williams said: “I like the discreetness of the ZEKI lighting, which is very subtle. The spotlights have been twisted to focus on wall displays and draw attention to the merchandise. It has been a very successful project.”

According to Paul Howie, the client had never used LEDs, but was convinced due to the minimal maintenance, low running costs, five-year warranty and environmental benefits of LEDs.

Paul Howie adds: “It was a no brainer for the client to use the Megaman ZEKI product. He has been so happy with the result that he plans to use the ZEKI luminaire for background lighting in two further Benetton stores.”

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