Since its launch at the start of 2012, Flori-67/3P, Blakley Electrics’ unique plug-in 110V lighting system, has been widely adopted by the UK Construction and Civil Engineering sectors. In the 3 years since introduction, over 265km of lighting strings and associated fittings have been installed, which is equivalent to lighting the entire length of the M25 1½ times!
The underlying reason for the success of Flori-67/3P is probably because it is the most efficient and cost effective way of lighting many sites. It is a plug-in system, assembled and tested off site, which minimises installation time and reduces the need for skilled personnel to carry out basic wiring of fittings on site (although design and final testing needs to be carried out by a qualified electrician). When the cost benefits are combined with the durable nature of the product, the high performance of the IP67 connectors and the wide choice of fluorescent, LED and metal halide luminaires, it is easy to see why the system has been so widely adopted.
Flori-67/3P comprises of 100 metre lengths of 3 core, yellow, PVC Arctic grade flexible cable in cross sections of 1.5mm2, 2.5mm2 and 4mm2. Outlets, rated at 6A, are moulded to the cable at 5 metre, 7 metre or 10 metre intervals, enabling a range of light levels to be achieved. For enclosed locations Low Smoke Zero Halogen cable can be utilised. Flori outlets do not interchange with standard 16A connectors, ensuring the lighting system is not compromised by being used as part of a power distribution system.
In the last few years Flori-67 has provided light on a myriad of “day to day” sites but it has also been used on some of the highest profile projects currently under construction, including:
- Crossrail Running Tunnels
- Crossrail Stations: Paddington, Tottenham Court Road, Bond Street, Farringdon, Liverpool Street
- Queensferry Crossing (formerly known as the Forth Replacement Road Crossing)
- Fore Street and Heathrow Airport Road Tunnel Refurbishments
- Devonport Dockyard Pontoon Lighting
- River Lee Super Sewer
- Nuclear New Build and Decommissioning projects at Sellafield, Capenhurst, Dounreay and Winfrith
- Riyadh Metro Project
- National Grid Tunnels
- Reading Station Redevelopment
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