A stretch ceiling for Eindhoven Central Station
In more than four years, Eindhoven Central Station was renovated and innovated. At the end of 2016, the station was completely up-to-date again. OneEightyOne contributed to the renovation by producing a stretch ceiling. This ceiling stretches under the tracks and provides this passage of comfortable lighting. Because of the light color use of the EvenLight Nichia LED strips, the passage looks spatial and the visitors feel safe when they walk through.
About the Project
Automatic dimming with daylight sensors
At the arrival of Eindhoven Central Station, the lighting immediately stands out. This is because of the daylight sensors which ensure an optimal brightness. The sensors adjust the LEDs to the actual daylight from outside. When it gets darker outside, the lights are dimmed. When the sun gets brighter, the LEDs follow. To create a safe feeling for everyone walking through the tunnel, we chose to divide the lighting into five zones. We installed a DiGidot C4 controller in every zone, to control the lighting for each zone individually.
The greatest challenge
For this project, it was necessary to develop new LED strips, because the lighting was too close to the canvas to make the use of standard LED strips possible. The space between the two surfaces was therefore minimal. For the best integration of the LED strips, we went to Eindhoven multiple times to test various samples and mock-ups. This way we came to a perfectly suitable design.
Plug & play prepared in our workshop
For this project we custom made aluminium frames with the LED strips attached to the back. Thereafter, the frames could easily be placed on the ceiling. They were prepared in our workshop according to our plug & play policy to ensure an easy installation. Our best installers went to Eindhoven to set up, connect and program this LED solution.
'Because you are actually passing under the tracks, you want to give the traveller the feeling that he is actually walking in a daylight situation.'
'For this project we developed a new LED strip because of the minimum distance between the light and the cover. This LED strip matched the new ambiance of the Eindhoven Centraal Station perfectly.'