How Catenary Lighting Lets You Use Outdoor Spaces Longer

Installing a catenary lighting system in an outdoor space extends the number of hours in a day that it can be used by the public.

The beauty of catenary lighting is that it can be designed to appear minimalist and effortless, yet it can light up a space brilliantly after dark. The luminaires can be chosen and configured according to purpose – whether that is to provide a playful, magical or subtle spill of light, improve safety or guide people towards certain areas.

This contrasts to fixed lighting on poles, which tends to be rather stark by comparison, and doesn’t usually offer the same level of flexibility.

Here are two examples that showcase how catenary lighting can transform public spaces after dark.

Henley Square in Adelaide

During the day you can hardly see the cables that hold the lights in place. But at night, the space illuminates beautifully, providing a place for people to use when the sun is down.

The cables themselves appear light and simple, but are in fact extremely strong and stable. They don’t require poles, as they are strung between purpose-built canopies. This means people can move about the space in the evenings just as freely as they can during the day.

How Catenary Lighting Lets You Use Outdoor Spaces Longer / Tensile Design & Construct

Scotch Row Pocket Park in Sydney

Scotch Row is a laneway in the Barangaroo precinct that offers a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and services.

While people might enjoy a laneway such as this one for shopping, dining and socialising during the day, lighting it up at night helps to provide a greater sense of safety and security, and creates a cool vibe that makes it more inviting to use after hours.

By incorporating catenary lighting into streetscapes, squares, laneways and other spaces, you are sending out the message that your space is open for business – even long after the sun has gone down.

If you have a project in mind that would benefit from a catenary lighting installation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team!

How Catenary Lighting Lets You Use Outdoor Spaces Longer / Tensile Design & Construct

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