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A.C. Special Projects Supplies Traxon LED Solution for Railway Bridge That Lights Up Ruislip Manor

21st April 2015

A.C. Special Projects Ltd. (ACSP) have supplied and commissioned a dynamic Traxon LED media string system and battens to illuminate the main underside and façade of the Ruislip Manor Station Bridge, turning it into a spectacular gateway to the town centre in West London.

As part of a £2 million investment by Hillingdon Council and Transport For London (TFL) to renovate the area - with the help of the Mayor of London's Regeneration Fund - building contractors, FM Conway were hired to restore the run-down railway bridge to its former glory, turning it into a visually impactful feature of the town.

London-based lighting designers, EQ2 Light were employed by Hillingdon Council and FM Conway to deliver the project. EQ2 Light specified Traxon Nano Liner Allegro AC XB and Traxon Dot XL 9 lighting fixtures, controlled by Traxon's e-Cue system. EQ2 Light approached ACSP, a Traxon specialist and ‘certified partner’, to supply and commission the solution.

Due to the tight project turnaround, ACSP worked with Traxon to deliver the LED system in a shorter lead time than would normally be required to manufacture the number of fixtures needed for the project. The company also provided help and assistance on system implementation - including supplying drawings, schematics and installation guides, as well as over the phone technical support to the installers.

“Traxon was ideal for this project and is a great choice for clients who want the peace of mind that comes from Traxon's product support and longevity,” says ACSP’s Director, Lance Bromhead. “The Traxon Dot XL 9 solution used to illuminate the main underside of the bridge features a versatile matrix of 896 separate colour-changing LED pixels. Each pixel is individually addressable, making this durable, scalable solution ideal for vivid accent, text, graphics, and video replay in installations of any size and complexity.”

The IP67-rated Dot XL system is designed to withstand outdoor environments. Suitable for daylight viewing, it shines brilliantly through adverse exterior conditions to boldly communicate messaging or evoke emotion. Mounted on a flexible string, Dot XL is not confined to a rigid, pre-determined form or structure, and can therefore accommodate a variety of irregular surfaces, planes, and configurations.

“The Traxon Nano Liner Allegro AC XB linear battens were used to graze the façade of either side of the bridge in white light, emphasising the letters of the station name,” Lance continues. “These fixtures work perfectly for this job - they are a high output, energy efficient, ultra slim linear lighting solution for outdoor environments.”

Both Traxon LED products feature a five-year warranty, meaning product support over the long term and guaranteed performance.

Installing the fixtures presented a challenge, as the project had restrictions due to the railway bridge remaining open in order to minimise disruption to commuters - so Hillingdon required all works to be carried out at weekends, and when the railway line was closed.

In addition to supplying the Traxon system, ACSP provided the associated power and data cabling - which was custom-manufactured to order at their premises in High Wycombe - and programmed the lighting.

The official switch-on of the Ruislip Manor Station Bridge's lighting display was attended by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

Kevin Brown, Project Manager, FM Conway, concludes: “We are very pleased with the final lighting system supplied by A.C. Special Projects. The LEDs can be set to a variety of different colours and use different styles of lighting effects, so it’s possible to completely change the look and feel of the bridge depending on the season or occasion.”

Councillor Douglas Mills, Cabinet Member for Community, Commerce and Regeneration at Hillingdon Council said: “The bridge has been a real talking point and we have had some very positive feedback from residents and traders in Ruislip Manor. It was a significant part of our regeneration plans for the town centre, which are now complete.”

A.C. Special Projects will be exhibiting at the PLASA Focus show in Leeds, UK, on 12th - 13th May (stand N-E01). Visit their stand to discuss your bespoke project needs.

Alternatively, contact the company now to see how they can help you to achieve your project aspirations, on +44 (0)1494 838392 /

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