Gradus lights up cinema screen at leading media company

by Francesca

Contract interior specialist Gradus has installed a range of LED Lighting solutions within the cinema screen of a leading media and film company based in Paddington. Whilst helping to create a subtle yet stylish atmosphere, the illuminated stair edgings provide the site with a safe solution in what is a low-light interior environment, helping to reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls.

Installed on the steps within the seating area, the Gradus ATD71L aluminium stair edgings provide top and downward-facing illumination that clearly defines the step-edges.

The stair edgings, specified in a black anodised aluminium finish, combine two of the company’s LED lighting systems: Continuity, which creates a continuous linear lighting effect, and Interlok Advance, which provides a pin point lighting effect projected down the risers for extra visual definition.

Adam Hill, Marketing Product Manager at Gradus, comments: “We worked closely with the media company to arrive at the perfect solution for their needs, which resulted in us combining the safety of lit stair edgings with the modern and sleek look they wanted to create within their cinema screen. We’re confident that the finished article, with the well-defined treads and the pinpoint effect on the risers, achieves the project brief.

“As well as this, the LED nosings feature specially welded corners thanks to our expert Fabrications Service, which customises the profile to the surroundings for a tailored finish.”

In addition to the step lighting, Gradus also installed a small amount of our new LED Architectural Lighting  around the door to produce a subtle, ambient glow. This mood lighting effect was achieved by combining our surface mounted Corner profile with a 10-watt Spotless LED Tape in 6000k Cool White.

All the Gradus lighting solutions installed as part of this project are fully controllable thanks to a 4-in-1 dimmer rotary switch, allowing users to adjust the brightness at the touch of a button.

Adam Hill adds: “This project is a great example of how a variety of different products within our Lighting range can be combined. At Gradus, we have more than 25 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of specialist LED lighting for cinemas and other settings, and can bring clients extra peace of mind through our full product management service that includes quotations, site installation and management through to ongoing maintenance and aftercare.

“To any specifiers looking to install an LED Lighting System in their buildings, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

For more information on Gradus’s range of LED Lighting Systems suitable for for use within cinemas and a variety of other settings, call 01625 428922 or visit

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