Lightfolio were engaged by the Church to deliver a sympathetic, discrete, highly functional, low maintenance, easy to control lighting scheme for the interior of this beautiful building. Quite a task given the significance of this church within Scottish History.
The lighting scheme utilises almost exclusively LED light sources, with very high colour rendering properties. This ensures that especially when dimmed, the quality of light is akin to incandescent light and that colours are revealed in their true form.
Many details were picked out for special treatment, bosses on the roof, statues adorning the pulpit, even the fretwork on the communion table. The whole ensemble delivers a cohesive, balanced and respectful scheme, rich in layers to amplify the end result. This technique of overlaying ambient, decorative and feature lighting produces a subtle, delicate legible scheme.
Control is a major part of this scheme with over 50 circuits of lighting,each grouped through scene control to deliver specific effects or perform a certain function. The system is designed to deliver maximum impact at any given time whilst saving as much energy as possible. So much so in fact that we have also included daylight sensors to automatically adjust lighting inside according to the level of natural light within the building. And it is all controlled from a 10 button keypad for ease of use by the church community. For more theatrical settings and concerts, the lighting can be controlled wirelessly through a tablet computer.