Avalon Guns, Mendip
Avalon Guns is a large retailer of Sporting Guns and accessories. It first opened its doors in Street, Somerset, nearly 40 years ago and is widely respected in the community, growing into one of the UK’s leading gun suppliers.
A new shop was recently launched at Mendip Shooting Ground, an ideal location for a gun shop! Having the shooting ground on site offers customers a chance to ‘try before you buy’ and there is also an on-site Gun Smith offering repairs. The shop offers a range of shotguns, airguns and other firearms as well as accessories, clothing and footwear.
The Task. Having used Dextra previously for the lighting supply at their Street shop, Avalon Guns contacted Dextra Group to help achieve the desired lighting effects for this exciting new project.
Fast delivery was an essential requirement. The new shop needed high colour rendering display lighting as well as hidden shelf lighting to show off some of the most exotic and exclusive shotguns on sale anywhere in the UK today.
With relatively low ceiling height and shoulder height displays, achieving the desired effect without causing glare to customers was not an easy task.
“If you want a total professional lighting solution Dextra are the people to deal with, I am delighted with the results.”
Andy Whitemore, Avalon Guns
Among the products selected for this project, was the Dextra Coulis 70. It is suitable for a retail installation, with wide angle spread lenses available and good colour rendering. The Coulis 70 is an attractive track mounted spot light that has been developed for clients that require a good quality fitting with superb colour rendition. The high quality powder coated die cast aluminium body is coupled with PMMA lens optics to maintain optimum performance. These were used in the main retail area where 22 were installed, angled to multiple display areas.
Elsewhere, with the focus needed on low level display cabinets and shelves, 52 AluLED were installed to provide both high quality and easy installation. The AluLED is a compact and reliable solution to indirect lighting. The size and simple installation makes the AluLED ideal for mounting in tight shadow gaps and under lips. Also, the AluLED does away with any requirement for cutting, sticking and soldering that other indirect lighting may require. Available in both IP20 opal and IP67 clear as well as 3000k and 4000k colour temperatures, all this making the AluLED extremely versatile, quick and efficient to install.