Aglo Systems was approached by global sports retailer Intersport to design the lighting system for their stores as well as supply LED light fittings.

Operating on a franchisee model, Intersport has a global network of 5500 stores in 44 countries, including 50 in Australia. The brand aims to be a leader in the Australian sporting retail market with 100 stores projected by 2019.

Aglo was consulted by Intersport Australia for their Darwin store at the Casuarina Square Shopping Centre, seeking their retail lighting design services and premium LED fittings. Since the Darwin store installation, Aglo has provided lighting design services and LED light fittings for several other Intersport stores consisting of new fitouts and lighting upgrades.

Aglo Systems worked closely with Intersport’s shopfitter Detail Retail to complete the project. A curved dropped ceiling feature running the length of the store required high powered blue LED mounted in custom extrusions to enhance the ceiling feature by creating a full halo effect. The blue LED in extrusion was mounted to the top and bottom edges of the dropped ceiling, one pointing up and the other facing downwards. So that the extrusion could be wrapped tightly around the ceiling curves, it was custom cut in multiple short lengths.

The general lighting illuminating the walkways was also integrated into the ceiling feature. The 14.4W Extro LED strip inserted into the Stealth XLR linear extrusion was surface mounted into niches cut into the dropped ceiling.

Lighting for the mixed height ceilings and curved shape of the dropped ceiling feature presented a challenge to Aglo’s designers. A combination of linear extrusions, downlights and tracklights was used to achieve an even illumination for the general lighting and accurate highlighting of the various displays. By using an alternating mix of Cast spotlights and Wally wallwashers, the tracklights ensured minimal scalloping on the walls with uniform illumination coverage.

Two types of recessed downlights were used for general lighting and highlighting: The fully adjustable Pivo Midi snorkel downlights were focussed on particular displays while the tiltable Queens downlight was used for general area lighting and the change rooms. These fittings were 4000K for a cool white colour and 90CRI for accurate merchandise colour representation.

Aglo Systems also supplied Sirius LED battens for the back of house area and the illuminated emergency signage.

Aglo’s lighting design met the Building Code of Australia (BCA) wattage per square metre regulations and also the shopping centre’s requirement of 1100lx levels for general lighting. The gondola display light levels at 2000lx met the client’s brief.

Aglo’s lighting design and LED fittings were able to achieve the desired design outcomes, helping create a bright, welcoming and uniformly lit atmosphere throughout the store.

Melissa Guthrie, Director – Detail Retail:

 “We are very pleased with the service and product we have received from Aglo Systems. Working with the sales and lighting design departments is easy with clear communication and quick turnaround on lighting designs for each store. They provide innovative lighting design concepts and we find their fittings are competitively priced.”