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A bright and happy dog tale!

The Dogs Trust has recently opened a brand new rehoming centre, located just a couple of miles from Cardiff Bay. The charity’s 22nd rehoming centre has been devised with the welfare of man’s best friend at the forefront of its design, including the LED lighting solutions supplied by Luceco.

The £13.5m project has created a canine oasis with three buildings and landscaped outside space for up to 210 dogs.

The new extensive facilities include 78 light and airy ‘sleep & run’ kennels with underfloor heating, lit with Platinum Mini Downlighters, a recessed luminaire offering an efficacy up to 117 Llm/cW, with a unique swing tab design for quick and easy installation.

Circulation areas were lit with linear arrays of the Contour luminaire. The LED lighting system consists of connectable modules that can be surface mounted, suspended or recessed as at the Dogs Trust in Cardiff forming contemporary, decorative, and highly effective illumination. Contour offers over 100,000 hours operational life, making the luminaire ideal for environments with high working hours.

Outside, Guardian Pro flood lights were used for the exercise paddocks and runs and IP65 rated Atlas bulkheads were installed around the exterior of the building with Deco Bollards lighting landscaped gardens and pathways. The perimeter roads and parking facilities were lit with Viva City Pro, a modular, slimline, performance LED street lantern offering a choice of optics and an operational working life of 100,000 hours.

The Dogs Trust goes to huge lengths to help abandoned dogs and rehabilitate those dogs in need of a little extra help, and the Cardiff Rehoming Centre will be no different. With dedicated Training and Behaviour Advisors, dogs of all shapes and sizes will be offered all the help they need to find a new home – creating many bright and well-lit Happy Dog Tales!

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