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45 West – a unique venue for the true drinks enthusiast2019-08-06T15:03:31+00:00

Project Description

In the heart of Leicester’s vibrant nightlife, and just a stone’s throw away from the city’s cathedral, you’ll find 45 West – a unique drinks venue where true enthusiasts will discover a carefully curated range of quality wines, premium spirits, craft beers and cocktails.

45 West - the perfect venue to meet, drink and enjoy!

The bar’s comfortably elegant vibe owes a lot to its lighting design. To set off an array of cleverly-positioned rainbow-colour downlights, LED strip-lighting from InStyle is installed along display shelves, counter-tops and other linear surfaces.

Outputting a warm white light (with colour temperature around 3000K), the strips help to create an inviting ambience that makes patrons feel right at home.

45 West - the bar with warm-white LED strips (10W/metre)

LED feature lights under display shelving

LED feature lights under bar counter-top

LED strip lights

Over 60 metres of LED strip lights were used in the project.

The strips draw 10 watts per metre, which is perfect for feature lighting applications like these highlighted edges. InStyle’s in-house team pre-cut all the strips to the lengths required before dispatching them.

Those strips to be fitted in locations where there was a risk of splashes or spillage, were coated in moisture-resistant heatshrink plastic (IP65-rated protection).

Splashproof IP-rated LED strips

Aluminium corner extrusion for LED strip lights

Corner LED extrusion

Aluminium thin surface-mounted extrusion for LED strip lights

Thin surface-mounted LED extrusion

LED extrusions

Mounting the visible strips in a combination of corner LED extrusions and thin surface-mount LED extrusions (aka LED profiles) gives the installations a more professional, finished look.

The extrusions’ frosted covers diffuse light from the LEDs to create smoother illumination without unsightly ‘dotting’.

30-watt power supply for LED strip lights

30-watt LED power supply

75-watt power supply for LED strip lights

75-watt LED power supply

150-watt power supply for LED strip lights

150-watt LED power supply

LED power supplies

The LEDs are powered by a variety of power-supplies. These are strategically fitted around the venue to enable easy, unobstructed wiring.

Multizone LED control in the Downstairs Bar

LED dimming & brightness control

Because venue lighting needs to be adjustable, to create varying moods as the evening progresses or for different events, the LED installation offers full brightness/dimming via RF (radio-frequency) control.

45 West uses a 5-zone handheld-remote controller to manage their LEDs, in conjunction with a collection of RF LED receivers.

Warm white 10W LED strip lights

10-watt LED strip lights (warm white)

The receivers are divided into zones (lighting areas).

Making use of the remote controller’s multizone functionality, this allows different areas of the venue – upper bar, lower bar and bottle shop – to be lit and adjusted independently of each other.

5-zone remote dimmer for LED strip lights

Multizone LED remote dimmer

Single-channel wireless receiver for LED strip lights

LED receiver (wireless RF)

Project Gallery

From signature G & T’s and an extensive cocktail menu to an eclectic offering of fine wines, craft beers and premium spirits from the world over, it’s all to discover at 45 West.

And why not sample the 45 Gin School Experience – a cocktail and gin infused masterclass that offers a unique insight into how to make gin and the magical world of distilling – click here to learn more!