Honourable Artillery Club,
London, UK

The Honourable Artillery Company is, despite the obvious military connotations, a haven of calm in the centre of the bustling capital, and one which is frequently used as a home-from-home retreat by members of our Royal Family. It is considered one of the oldest military organisations in the world, tracing its history back as far as 1087 and subsequently being incorporated in 1537 by Royal Charter from Henry VIII.    Many of the substantial royal portraits had been previously lit using halogen Academy picture lights.  The most important of these have now been retrofitted with the new LED technology systems, ensuring years of maintenance free use.   The Company Colours have also now been illuminated for the first time with Charter’s ‘Academy Art Lights’, the fragile colours being displayed in protective glazed frame-ware which required careful filtration of the light to prevent distorting reflections.