This is Atrium
Since1976 Atrium Limited has been the single largest independent specialist lighting distributor in England with an enviable and exclusive portfolio of some of the world’s most renowned brands including Ares, Buschfeld, Cooledge, Flos, Grupo MCI, Modular Lighting Instruments and Sattler. In July of this year we were delighted to add Intra Lighting to that portfolio further strengthening an already comprehensive offering in artificial lighting.
In June of 2019 Atrium Limited also acquired Kelvin Lighting of Edinburgh, Scotland’s own largest independent distributor. Together, the Atrium Group is now the UK’s largest independent specialist lighting distributor, supporting clients across the whole of England, Wales and Scotland with carefully selected partners serving both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Quality & Value
Quality is at the heart of everything we do. Quality of Light, of Choice, of Solution and of Service. These characteristics, combined with a wealth of experience and knowledge gained over 43 years in business means we add real value to our clients projects in the commercial, retail, hospitality and residential sectors.
Light, Colour & Wellbeing
Light is emerging as a recognised contributor to both emotional and physical wellbeing in the workplace and at home. So a large part of what we do is continue to learn and understand how our products and solutions can aid customers’ desire to deliver not only the best designed spaces but also the best lit environments that positively enhance our health and wellbeing.
The Well Building Standard First introduced in 2014 by the Well Building Institute, USA, this standard measures buildings across a range of features, including lighting, that contribute to a healthier and more positive working or living environment. Although not regulatory, we follow and monitor the evolving evidence and guidance for light quality and can help or advise our customers accordingly.
Light & Colour As part of our continuous learning culture, we have studied and researched how colour and light work, how they are transmitted and perceived and how they affect us both physiologically and psychologically. Our RIBA approved CPD entitled “Cracking the Code of Colour’ provides essential insights and is available to customers who would like to learn more about the subject.
CRI and Colour Temperature The Colour Rendering Index (CRI) is the accepted convention for measuring visible colour under artificial lighting. However, even under lighting that boasts a very high CRI value of 90+, a key factor can often be the R9 or the light source’s ability to render reds accurately. This can be of particular importance in retail situations, especially in fashion and colour cosmetics.
BREEAM Introduced in 1990, BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplans, infrastructure and buildings. Measured against scientifically rigorous requirements, BREEAM includes assessment of lighting and lighting control that meet or exceed prevailing European standards (EN) for Light and lighting, Lighting of Workspaces. Lighting of Workplaces and Outdoor Workplaces.