Church interior illuminated by nave wall mounted uplighter fittings
We are always looking for new and interesting examples of the applications that our customers use sheet metal for. Here’s an unusual application for sheet metal in a medieval church nave. We have manufactured sheet metal fabricated housings for one of our customers from aluminium sheet which have been CNC punched out using our Trumpf 200R CNC punch press, rolled up side panels to create the curved body effect and then Tig welded together to form a fabricated assembly. After we have cleaned up all the welded joints the sheet metal housings are powder coated white. As you can see from the images in this church the light fittings provide mainly up light output but also a down light component through a sheet metal slatted louvre grille which is very effective at night time.
What’s strange to think is that when the church was originally built there would have been no electric light fittings, CNC machined work, aluminium or powder coating. I wonder if these fittings will still be in place 800 years from now?
The lighting effect is quite different from the original medieval church being just illuminated by candles!
Sheet metal fabricated light fitting