Fitzgerald Lighting has recently been involved in the installation of a new LED lighting scheme at City College Plymouth’s STEM Building following a successful lighting application at another of the college’s buildings.

The £13m Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) opened in autumn 2017 and boasts a range of fantastic facilities. The centre was developed with the input of over 200 employers and aims to help give City College students the edge in a competitive job market.

Fitzgerald Lighting’s Phantom, Eclipse, Cosmo, Celestial and Dustproof LED luminaires were installed by Totus Engineering alongside an emergency lighting system to give the building a better light output and to ensure energy and cost savings. More than 900 of Fitzgerald Lighting’s luminaires were used across the STEM building’s reception, communal areas, classrooms and stairwells.

Gilbert Snook, Head of Estates at City College Plymouth commented, “We’ve been using Fitzgerald’s systems with success for 20 years as their luminaires provide a good quality of light, are low maintenance and have cut our running costs substantially. We like to use companies in the area as we are keen to support local purchasing and our local economy, and Fitzgerald provided good customer service and the units look great, we are very happy with the results.”

Used throughout the site’s reception, entrance and communal areas is Fitzgerald Lighting’s Phantom luminaire. The Phantom recessed downlighters are designed to be cost effective, efficient and functional. Compact, lightweight and stylish, the Phantom uses top quality LEDs giving up to 80% energy saving in installations. The Phantom is used by Fitzgerald Lighting frequently for a wide range of applications from receptions, board rooms and corridors to galleries and shops.

For the college’s classrooms, science labs, IT music suite and gym Fitzgerald Lighting’s Eclipse luminaire was chosen. The Eclipse from Fitzgerald Lighting is one of the company’s most popular LED luminaires and is an efficient alternative to louvred or conventional flat panel lighting for exposed T-bar ceilings. Manufactured by Fitzgerald Lighting in the UK, the Eclipse creates a subtle lighting effect utilising a curved reflector system, which allows a combination of direct and indirect lighting and is encompassed within a stylish body. Made for 15mm and 24mm exposed T grid systems with surface and concealed fix ceiling options available, the luminaire comes in four power ratings of 22w, 33w, 44w and 66w, with up to 8166 lumens and a life of 50,000 hours.

The STEM building’s photography studio was installed with Fitzgerald Lighting’s new LED Lightpack, an energy-saving lighting concept which can be fitted with a variety of sensors for further savings. A slim luminaire with clean lines that gives a pure white light (other colour options are available) for industrial or commercial applications, the LED Lightpack has a colour temperature of 4,000K. Available as a single or double fitting in 8W through to 80W, the fittings also have a three-hour maintained emergency option available.

All of the STEM’s stairwells are fitted with surface mounted indoor LED Cosmo luminaires. These are ideal for lighting washrooms, storerooms and service corridors and are constructed with a white polycarbonate base with an opal polycarbonate lens. The Cosmo is rated IP65 and features occupancy and emergency options.

Further information is available from Fitzgerald Lighting on 01208 79524 by emailing or by visiting the website at