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Hamilton Grand

The Hamilton Grand in St Andrews is one of the most high-profile refurbishment projects to have taken place in Scotland in recent years. Black Light supplied it with the latest Traxon NanoLiner Allegro Luminaires - one of the first times they had been installed in the UK. The project highlights our cutting-edge product knowledge and our strong links to the best suppliers in the business. 

Service Type: Sales 
Sector: Hotel/Leisure 
Completion: Jan 2013 
Location: St. Andrews, Fife 
Client: FES Ltd
Kit list: 
Traxon NanoLiner Allegro AC XB-27 10 Deg beam angle 
Traxon NanoLiner Allegro AC XB-27 40 Deg beam angle 
Black Light’s involvement in the Hamilton Grand refurbishment came through a lead from Osram. (Traxon Technologies, the brand for which we are an official partner, is an Osram company). 

Black Light’s client FES (the electrical contractor on the refurbishment project) required lighting products to illuminate some of the Hamilton Grand’s historic stained glass. The product range that had been specified for the project had been discontinued, so we were asked to offer a new option. This job was part of the wholesale refurbishment of the building from a University Hall of residence to a collection of exclusive private apartments. 

Key project steps  
  • Sales consultation: We reviewed the original product specs and then discussed the project with the client by phone and by e-mail. 
  • Recommendations: Using our expertise and extensive product knowledge, we developed a solution that best fitted the project’s technical requirements and its budget. 
  • Delivery: Operating to a tight schedule, we sourced and delivered the required equipment. We were able to turn this project round on budget and on schedule due to our close working relationship with Traxon.
Key products 
The Traxon NanoLiner Allegro AC XB is a range of high output, energy efficient, ultra-slim linear lighting solutions. Powered directly with AC line voltage, the slender fitments are ideal for many types of architectural, retail and hospitality applications. Equipped with flicker-free phase cut dimming capabilities, they offer a broad range of colors (including RGB, three (white) CCT options, and Dynamic White), four fixture lengths and two stock beam angles.

These specifications make the NanoLiner suitable for a wide range of wall grazing, linear and indirect illumination where a cost-effective, low-profile solution is required. Nano Liner Allegro AC XB’s simple Plug’n’Play cabling and connection also makes installation quick and easy, even in small spaces. 
The development 
The Hamilton Grand stands in an iconic position overlooking St Andrews’ Royal & Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course. It started its life in 1895 as the Grand Hotel. Before its new incarnation as a private residence, it was, for many years, a hall of residence for St Andrews University. 

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