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Issue 13
Highgate School Costs And Goes With LED
Independent sector Highgate School in North London, has refurbished the Grade II listed Victorian Gothic ’Big School’ and Chapel. A striking perimeter gallery is lit by B–Line/LED which achieves a front–running 121 lumens/watt.

THE LED option was chosen over Fluorescent after Aktiva’s ’Cost And Compare’ exercise demonstrated that the 50%+ energy cost savings paid back the additional investment within 7 years and saved an additional £5,136 over the initial 13 year phase of the fittings’ life.

Moreover the B–Line/LED system offers LED module replacements further extending cost benefits and life of the lighting for virtually endless 13 year cycles.

Specified by Luke Hughes & Co. and Clague Architects.

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Aktiva's 'Cost And Compare' exercise
Highgate School
b-line/LED
Brent Civic Centre
Brent Civic Centre
Brent Civic Centre
Brent Civic Centre Brent Civic Centre
Brent Civic Centre
Brent Civic Centre, London’s Borough of Brent’s flagship administrative and cultural hub opened last year. BREEAM Outstanding Accreditation and a money–saving rationalisation of Council facilities were achieved in a complex providing timely updates to facilities for all its citizens.

Aktiva was specified by Hopkins Architects for the Library’s lighting. The B–Square1 fitting is integral to the bookshelving so providing discreet purpose–fit illumination.

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Wills Memorial Library University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Library University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Library University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Library University of Bristol Wills Memorial Library University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Library University of Bristol
B–Line reading desk and bookshelf lighting has just been installed in the 1940’s east wing & 1912 south wing of the Grade 2 listed building. The desk control modules were specially designed by Aktiva to conserve the oak surfaces and partitioning.

Specified by Fielding Clegg Bradley Studios and Aecom’s Lighting Design department.

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Boodles At Harrods
Boodles Harrods
Boodles Harrods
Boodles Harrods Boodles Harrods
Boodles At Harrods
Boodles have opened their newly designed outlet in Harrods Knightsbridge. Curved glass surfaces were a recurrent theme which set particular challenges for the jewellery display case glass makers and Aktiva.

Showbeam, our very effective 234 lumens/watt linear display light was bent to a radius of 280mm to achieve the design intent of Eva Jiricna Architects. Bespoke Inspection fittings and Twig lights for the entrance displays completed the lighting requirement.

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Click here for Twig/LED
About Aktiva
Aktiva designs and manufactures contemporary light fittings in London. Our product design skills and talent offers architects and designers an intelligent and responsive resource.

Since 1988 it has consistently followed its chosen course of making products that embody considered design intent and execution, high quality components and innovation.

An understanding of the user issues in the workplace, educational and public institutions, retailing and leisure markets helps Aktiva design lighting well suited to their requirements.
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