Peacocks

Kosnic provides Peacocks with tailor-made solution

Kosnic Lighting Ltd. has supported fashion retailer Peacocks with a bespoke LED lighting solution in its retail outlets as part of refurbishment plan, starting with its Wallington store in Surrey and in its new flagship store at White River Place in St. Austell, Cornwall.

Kosnic was selected by Peacocks’ electrical supplier Moss Electrical to design and install an energy efficient, low maintenance lighting scheme to best showcase the brand’s clothing products. The Kosnic team’s solution was based around a tailor-made High Bay luminaire, typically used in industrial applications but specifically developed to complement the store’s requirements and design.

The industrial appearance of a typical High Bay luminaire with its aluminium finish was not suited to the retail environment so Kosnic developed a unique, decorative, round luminaire that has a much softer look, involving the customer at all stages to ensure it met their brief. For the St. Austell flagship store it supplied the luminaires in a white powder-coated finish to match the interior, while a black powder-coated finish was given to the luminaires for the Wallington store to match the ceiling colour and give a refined, stylish look.

The 100-200W needed in an industrial environment was reduced to a retail-suited 50W with a special diffuser for a softer, more ambient lighting level. The luminaire’s colour rendering index (CRI) and correlated colour temperature (CCT) were given special consideration to best showcase the vibrant colours of the clothes. High Bays typically have CRI levels of 70 but in the new product levels exceed 80, whereas CCT levels were reduced from 6500K to 4000K. This also matched the downlights and panels used throughout the rest of the lighting scheme for uniformity.

With the new product turned around in just three weeks, Peacocks was delighted with the solution: “The new flagship store looks fantastic,” says Luke Ford of Peacocks.

“This is a really important addition to our network of over 400 outlets and it was essential that we got the look and feel right. Kosnic has provided the perfect solution and we’ve been blown away by the speed and accuracy of the team, and the attention to detail. We were expecting a solution, but for us to have a completely bespoke fitting created in such a short time is remarkable.”

Following this project, Peacocks has selected Kosnic to provide the lighting design and solutions for its on-going refurbishment programme that will roll out across 50 stores in the coming months.