Case Study

The Home Farm Equestrian Centre was formerly an indoor competition centre for equestrian and canine activities, but in 2014, the building was altered with an interior transformation into a venue for caravan, motorhomes, camper-homes, and general vehicle storage. The new facility offers secure storage for caravans and holds a CaSSOA membership with a ‘GOLD’ Standard. The new facility now provides a safe and secure access to the building which encompasses a modern lighting system.

The recent Home Farm lighting upgrade features the installation of Ansell’s Tornado IP65 Non-Corrosive fitting. The Tornado fitting was installed internally within the storage arena and along the farm’s horse walker.

Ansell’s Tornado offered a fantastic LED solution which is more than ideal for this industrial building type application. One of the non-corrosive fitting’s key features is that its performance allows a point-for-point replacement of the existing fluorescent luminaires, thus negating the need to rewire the building. The light output of the Tornado fitting exceeds the performance of similar sized T8 and T5 fluorescents fittings.

A core part of the Tornado’s design is the unique lockable heavy-duty stainless steel fixing clips which are supplied as standard for added safety and security. The luminaire fixing clip design allows the option of mounting onto BESA box.

Self-test maintained emergency options are offered as standard.

With this project being somewhat sizeable, it was essential that the Tornado product used for the installation was both reliable and long-lasting. The fitting range boasts an impressive LED lifespan of L70 at 30,000 hours.

With the combination of great performance, superb build-quality and an extensive LED lifespan, the range provides installers with a great deal of confidence.

With the range being available in lengths from 4ft up to 6ft in both the equivalent of single and twin variances, with multiple versions of switched and various dimming options, together with self-test emergency, makes this an ideal range for many applications.

Having the ability to offer lighting control by way of integral microwave detection, provides illumination only when required and the additional benefit of energy saving and extended luminaire life. 

The Tornado provides great value for money, incredible performance and the product reliability required for this and other projects. In this application, the end result was a fantastic looking and well-lit arena and horse walker. Home Farm were incredibly pleased with the results.

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