Lighting for independent airport lounge

This was an incredibly intricate and challenging yet rewarding project. We had so many variables to overcome, from the client and interior designers based in Hong Kong to the sheer quantity of areas and fixtures to illuminate, coupled with complex dimming requirements. This project is a truly stunning example of interior lighting design.
Paul Evans, Retail and Business Development Director, Aurora Lighting


The Queen's Terminal, London Heathrow Airport

Plaza Premium Lounge, Level 4, Terminal 2

May 2014

A snapshot

Designed in consultation with KCA Associates and the client, Plaza Premium Lounge, Aurora assisted on the successful execution of the only independent airport lounge accessible by all travellers at London Heathrow’s highly anticipated new Terminal 2 - The £2.5bn Queen’s Terminal.

The striking business class lounge is located airside and was designed to enhance the airport experience for travellers, regardless of the choice of airline or class of travel.

The Project

To create mood lighting and the ambience required to ensure a relaxed, comfortable environment with a high end look and feel, Aurora proposed the use of LED strip and, downlights and other accent lighting.

The lighting products were carefully selected to complement and enhance the sleek, contemporary interior, which includes private relaxation rooms; luxurious shower rooms; a wellness spa with an exclusive treatment menu created with the traveller in mind; a tapas and champagne bar.

To highlight the architectural features Aurora’s dimmable and warm white LED strip was used, alongside adjustable downlights.

This helps to enhance the design to its maximum potential and has a warm, inviting and soothing effect on the air traveller.


The total lighting material cost of the project was in excess of £35,000. Aurora completed 6 similar projects between 2012 to 2014. At T2 Aurora used 150 lighting circuits consuming 4.5kw, 106 of these circuits employing a ‘Mode’ dimming system. The power density over the 592sqm area is 7.6w/sqm.

The project came runner up at the 2015 Lighting design awards in London.