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SloanLED from Applelec Lighting was selected as the sole light source for the Spring Bank Art project in Hull.

An extensive initiative set up by Artlink Hull, Spring Bank Art has taken place over the course of two years, transforming buildings and walls with colourful murals created by local artists working alongside the residents and businesses in and around Spring Bank Street, Hull.


For the final commission of the major art campaign, artist Sharon Darley worked closely with the local community, collating ideas from over 700 people to determine what illuminated light art they wished to see. With the outcome being an increase in colourful lighting, the request shaped the design where the streetlight posts were turned into urban works of art.


Achieving this, a series of SloanLED LEDStripe systems from Applelec Lighting were installed in a variety of colour options, delivering a spectrum of rich illumination to the length of Spring Bank Street.

Installing fourteen, 6ft long SloanLED linear systems, the LED solution delivered powerful illumination, creating lines of vibrant, neon-style lighting. Fixing the SloanLED LEDStripe securely in place, Applelec Lighting manufactured bespoke brackets for each system, providing a complete solution for the installation that met council standards.


David Mullaney Applelec Lighting’s National Product Manager said: ‘This is a fantastic project and we’re delighted to be had been asked to supply the lighting solution for the final commission of the Spring Bank Art project. For SloanLED LED systems to have been selected for the event demonstrates the versatility of the lighting solution and relevance within light art designs. The quality of manufacture and the IP66 rating ensures the solution is ideal for the external location.’

Sharon Darley, Spring Bank Art artist said: ‘Spring Bank is unique and has a substantial historical story where you can find generations of communities using innovation, resilience and humour to manage the ebb and flow of economic as well as social change. The Spring Bank Art project is a small chapter in its amazing story.’


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