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Lighting up the Cutty Sark

Lighting up the Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is one of the most famous ships in British history, dating back to 1869. It is the last surviving example of the ships known as Tea Clippers, as they primarily sailed from China to Britain during the tea trade.

Now permanantly moored at Greenwich Dock, it has become an remarkable historic tourist attraction, with a café, souvenir shop and even a extraordary studio theatre on board.

Hilclare were commissioned to supply a robust, high quality lighting system to illuminate the ship, for the many thousands of visitors it attracts annually. 

To cope with these demands, we opted to supply Niepce 21w fittings. Rated at IP65, these luminaires offer the perfect balance of lighting efficiency and shock and contamination resistance. We also utilised state of the art Dali Control Gear and cable entries, allowing the light to be directed at the important features of the ship.

We were proud to be approached for our help in displaying this important part of our history, and are delighted with the results of the project.   

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