First Direct Arena in Leeds


A partnership between two of the lighting industry’s most forward thinking companies, High Technology Lighting and Harvard, has led to the successful installation of an energy saving and CO2 reducing solution at the recently opened first direct Arena in Leeds. Over 300 fixed and adjustable downlights and track spotlights were installed in the arena, saving approximately 80% of energy compared to a conventional lighting solution. The combined solution incorporates Harvard’s DALI driver, part of the energy saving CoolLED range, placed inside High Technology Lighting’s Quartet fittings.

Both High Technology Lighting and Harvard are well known for their energy saving products. High Technology Lighting’s Quartet range incorporates Xicato’s market leading LED technology, renowned for its sustainable credentials. The company has also recently installed SolidWorks, a 3D software tool allowing product designers to create, simulate, publish, and manage data, to establish to Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Environment Product Declarations (EPD) for each product it creates.

Thomas Holgeth, joint managing director of High Technology Lighting said, “As a company we have a commitment to being energy efficient and sustainable. Sustainability is no longer simply about ensuring products are energy efficient when in use, but also about the components and processes used in manufacturing them. With our partners we have developed a sustainable strategy, as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and our commitment to The Circular Economy.”

Installation First Direct Arena
Xicato Product Used XSM LED Module
Light Type Standard Series
Application Type Conference,
Location Leeds, England
Luminaire Provider High Technology Lighting
Complete Case Study First Direct Arena