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APPLICATIONS Z BEST USE OF WHITE LIGHT

816 Congress Building, Austin, Texas

BEST USE OF WHITE LIGHT

The 816 Congress building in Austin, Texas is a

The 3.1-in. wide x 2.7-in. high EcoSpec

great example of solid-state lighting being used

luminaires sit directly under the 3form wall to

EcoSense Lighting

to achieve backlighting to create a beautiful

achieve the stunning results. More importantly,

816 Congress Building, Austin, Texas

nighttime setting.

this allowed the designers to create an even

The particular challenge in this application

JUDGES’ COMMENTS

f “Light trespass is an issue too often out of

control. In this project, the design team did a wonderful job providing a right level of illumination to light the deck without adding more light to the night sky, and more importantly, without detracting from the wonderful views of the Austin skyline.”

level of footcandles through the outer perim-

was that the luminaire had to be completely

eter of the space without having a direct view

hidden from view, while also being accessi-

of any lighting fixtures, thus creating a soft,

ble for maintenance or replacement without

relaxing atmosphere.

disrupting the 3form wall barrier that edges

Another benefit of using the EcoSpec Linear

the building’s roof deck. In order to achieve this

HP EXT Wall Wash is that the cove fixtures con-

effect, a full size mock-up of EcoSense’s EcoSpec

nect directly to AC power, simplifying installa-

Linear HP EXT Wall Wash product was inte-

tion and minimizing costs.

grated with the 3form product and submitted to the client for approval. This enabled the designer to ensure that the desired look and application would function as designed.

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