Lighting designer
Hamacher Daub & Partner

Jaguar Land Rover Classic Deutschland


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There is more to the sound of sports car engines than just loud roars. For enthusiasts, it's like concert music. The Jaguar Land Rover Classic Center in Essen becomes a concert hall when the engine of a 1968 Jaguar E-Type slowly roars. The fact that the two-seater looks just as good today as it did then, almost 51 years after its first registration, is down to the dealership located on Ringstraße in Essen-Kettwig. The first Jaguar E-Type was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961 and was a real sensation at the time. The E-Type and the other automotive rarities at the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Centre are still sensational today. The most complex restorations are carried out and the most beautiful cars put on sale here in an area of 4,500 square metres. The classic cars on display have their very own story to tell.

The light-flooded building of the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Centre is divided into a generously proportioned showroom and the equally spacious service area. The back wall - unplastered - is the medieval city wall of Kettwig. From the showroom, visitors can see through a glass wall onto the workshop's five working platforms. Vehicle mechanics are busy carrying out inspections, accident repairs or expert assessments. Above them, the LUZ track luminaires from luminaire manufacturer LTS from Tettnang on Lake Constance light up. LUZ impresses in particular with its highly efficient lighting technology and its flat and narrow design language. The modular lens technology and the different mounting methods allow a wide range of variations in length and width of the luminaires. With two wattages, several colour temperatures and different beam angles, LUZ allows individual and homogeneous illumination of the working platforms.

Especially in halls and spacious rooms, luminaires are needed for lengths and wide beams that can be integrated visually and individually into architectural structures according to their shape. The StraitLine lighting solution therefore provides uniform linear homogeneous illumination over 19 metres. The individual LED modules are available as fixed and pre-assembled units. The foil is only pulled in at the end, so that there are no joints.

Suitable spots take over the accent lighting and present the details of the classic cars and set them skilfully in scene. Special focus is placed on chrome-plated body fittings and the fine leather upholstery. The colours of the automobile classics shine unadulterated and pure in the LTS lighting concept. The collector's items of the iconic British brands provide the driver with an authentic experience on a journey into the past.

With 235+ employees, the luminaire manufacturer LTS, based in Tettnang on Lake Constance, is an internationally valued partner of well-known customers, architects and planners. LTS offers products for upmarket architecture and planning in the retail, office and hospitality sectors. Since 2010, LTS has been a member of the Swedish Fagerhult Group, making it one of the third largest lighting manufacturers in Europe.