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Lighting thoughtfully brings new life to a 100-year-old bank in Tianjin, China.
27 Project Profile: Custom lighting poles offer rhythm and connectivity for a Miami pedestrian path.
08 Heritage Listing Revived
A holistic approach to lighting for heritage projects can create vibrant, prosperous, inclusive places for those who live and work near them. By Vilma Barr
30 Project Profile: Security and safety key goals of lighting upgrade in hotel parking garage.
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Layers of light create warm, inviting intimacy for diners at Harrods Dining Hall in London.
Spokane, Wash.’s Riverfront Park Pavilion, built for the Expo 1974 world’s fair, is now an event space defined by its tent-like array of steel cables with new lighting and controls.
Successful lighting of our heritage buildings creates an opportunity to provide benefits in terms of social and economic value for a variety of stakeholders.
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12 Architectural Illumination Matters: Restorations
32 Advances From luminaires to lighting controls, lighting products deliver greater functionality and reduced energy consumption.
Highlighting art and architecture, historic restorations are taking adaptive reuse spaces to new levels with illumination. by Vilma Barr
20 Featured Project: Moynihan Train Hall, New York City Rather than treating the interior of the Beaux-Arts Farley building as a blank slate, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill developed a modern design that celebrates the historic, landmarked structure. by Vilma Barr
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that spans its width. Repurposing buildings that have stories
inclusive places for those who live and work
and histories to share with their new occupants
near them. Successful lighting of our heritage
sets them apart from those that lack such a
buildings creates an opportunity to provide
heritage. The Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore
benefits in terms of social and economic value
is now a reinvigorated center for learning and
for a variety of stakeholders, from site owners
interaction in a setting marked by exquisite
to members of the local community.
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The visual energy that can be created by
occurs within the buildings, the effect of regen-
thoughtful lighting in an historic setting can
erating the structure’s status from the interior
increase footfall and unlock new opportunities
extends well beyond its physical dimensions.
for the site. To attract more visitors to the Phila-
These projects now rejoin the urban scene, after
delphia Museum of Art, a new expansiveness
decades of not contributing to their surrounding
for the interior spaces was created by exposing
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long-hidden vaulted tiled ceilings and lighting
ing now housing the Moynihan Train Hall and
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emphasizes it grandeur. In London, Harrods’
Hyatt hotels, have succeeded with the integra-
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in the evening when lit, inside and out. And
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FORMER BANK ADDS NEW LIGHTING WITH EXTRA SHOT OF CARE STARBUCKS FLAGSHIP RESERVE STORE Tianjin, China
Innovation can lend a timeless quality to many things—coffee and architecture included. The new Starbucks flagship Reserve store in Tianjin, China, which has been lauded as thoughtfully bringing new life to a 100-year-old site, is a perfect example of this sentiment. “Beyond preserving the century old architecture in its fullest form, the Starbucks flagship store has also made creative use of its unique features,” said Luo Shuwei, famous historian and senior academic researcher from the Tianjin Academy of Social Sciences. “Starbucks partners have shown great passion and dedication to ensure that every design detail is in harmony with the original architectural style, to create a warm and welcoming ambience that is also filled with history.” The 1921 building, designed by Shen Liyuan, is an iconic city landmark that originally housed a bank and the architecture reflects the scale and grandeur that was popular for these types of projects at that time. The lighting, designed by a team at WEGO Lighting Design Co., has been updated to highlight the preserved architectural features, while improving functionality and creating the right ambience for coffeehouse culture. The high intensity floodlights that illuminated the Greek-style exterior were replaced with 2200K LED fixtures. Inside, lighting was carefully, and ingeniously, incorporated to avoid damaging the original architectural elements. Instead of relying on typical installation methods, some LED lighting was embedded into the glass dome and bronze tubes were used creatively to ensure that no nails were stuck into the imported ABOVE: Lighting was carefully incorporated to avoid damaging the original architectural elements; some LED lighting was embedded into the glass dome and bronze tubes were used to ensure no nails were used in the marble columns.
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RESTAURANT: HARRODS DINING HALL
The Jewel in the Crown “This is the third phase of Harrods’ two-year
one big, buzzing brasserie. “Each bar has its own
and without doubt, it is the jewel in the crown
unique pelmet lighting feature on the front of
of the whole enterprise,” says Simon Rawlings,
the soffit, lit from front and rear by concealed,
creative director of David Collins Studio, the inte-
indirect 2500K linear LED,” explains Rollins. “The
rior designers for the transformation that turned
warm diffused lighting from the bespoke decora-
Harrods Meat & Fish Hall into Harrods Dining
tive fittings is punctuated by dramatic ultra-
Hall in London.
narrow seven-degree downlights focused on indi-
This grand, tiled space with its handsome
contrast lighting makes the food a main feature,
made critical waves when first unveiled in 1903.
against the backdrop of chefs engaged in culinary
While the existing tiled floor, walls and ceiling
theater.” Open kitchens have black ceiling soffits
were retained, turning the space into a modern
to eliminate light reflection, and brighter, slightly
dining hall for 200 diners was a major undertak-
cooler (2700K) high color rendering downlighting
ing for the studio, assisted by heritage specialists.
to provide contrast against the dining hall.
tional joined the team, led by Graham Rollins. The main lighting design challenge on the proj-
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vidual dining plates at the bar seating. This high
columns, arches and extraordinary central coffer
Lighting consultants Lighting Design Interna-
ABOVE: Tabletop lamps from Enigma Lighting and discrete LED details on the bar tops give a soft wash of lighting all around. Under bar lighting from small narrow beam fittings accentuate the bar.
The Dining Hall contains six restaurants in
overhaul of the store’s four historic Food Halls,
In addition to the soffit downlighting, manufactured by Lucent Lighting, Rollins’ dramatic lighting design includes tabletop lamps from Enigma
ect, according to Rollins, was creating layers of
Lighting and discrete LED details on the bar tops
light and warm, inviting intimacy for the diners,
that give a soft wash of lighting all around the
in such a large-volume, tiled space. “Due to the
surface. Under bar lighting is provided by small
heritage listings, we had significant limitations
narrow beam fittings that accentuate the bar
on the types of lighting we could use and intro-
form. The central ceiling and cartouches are lit by
ducing new cabling for lighting control. This led
linear LEDs from KKDC Lighting during the day.
to various bespoke fixture designs and the use of
At night, those lights dim giving prominence to
Bluetooth to control the lighting,” says Rollins.
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PUBLIC & CULTURAL: RIVERFRONT PARK PAVILION
Spokane Riverfront Swirls into Action Spokane, Wash.’s Riverfront Park Pavilion was
the blades, which is important, because there are
built for the Expo 1974 world’s fair before becom-
a lot of blades. The final design called for 479—
ing an event space defined by its tent-like array
enough to span half a mile if laid end to end.
of steel cables. David Baumann and the team
“The blades come in 3-, 4- and 6-ft. lengths. The
at NAC Architecture and Engineering chose an
spacing of the segments depended on gaps in the
ETC Mosaic system to control their new lighting
cable structure—it was a giant electrical jigsaw
design for a recent renovation at the pavilion.
puzzle,” says Baumann.
Their design received a 2020 Outdoor Lighting
The LED strips, built by GVA Lighting, operate
Design Award and a 2020 Control Innovation
on 380 volts DC fed by custom cables that deliver
Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society.
power and DMX data to the individual blades.
Baumann and NAC’s lighting design attached
All told the design uses nearly 10,000 channels
hundreds of lighting “blades” to the steel cables.
(about 17 universes) of DMX, all pixel-mapped
The blade is a semi-opaque acrylic structure
and controlled by a Mosaic Show Controller X.
about the size and thickness of a surfboard that
“When we told the
houses a strip of RGBW LEDs. “In the daylight you
Parks Department we
can see through them, at night the LED strips
could do anything, the
appear to float in space and do a great job of
lighting the cables they hang from,” explains Bau-
ties seemed limitless,”
mann. “We laser etched one surface of the blade
ETC Mosaic Show Controller X
to increase the diffusion effect of the LEDs.” The etching also helps birds avoid flying into
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ABOVE: Spokane’s Riverfront Park Pavilion is run by an ETC Mosaic Show Controller X. The IES recognized David Baumann and the team at NAC Architecture and Engineering for their work with a 2020 Outdoor Lighting Design Award and a 2020 Control Innovation Award.
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Infrastructure with a Twist The Helix, a pedestrian bridge for visitors to Marina Bay in Singapore, was created by the team of Arup, Cox and Architecture 61, and demonstrates a new solution of how to make a structure span between two supports. To create a visual spectacle, Arup’s lighting designers incorporated LED lights that accentuate the sweeping structural curves, while illuminating the internal canopy. The canopy consists of metal mesh for both safety and to add visual impact during the day.•
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“THE NUCKOLLS FUND AWARD IS AN IMPORTANT AND NEEDED KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE WITHIN THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY.”
The second largest annual number of grants and awards in its 32-year history has been distributed by The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education for 2021. Nine recipients received a total of $160,000, ranging from $5,000 to $30,000. The Nuckolls Fund was established in 1988 and supports college-level lighting programs that enable students to learn and apply the fundamentals of lighting design, and to recognize the achievements of the late lighting designer and pioneer lighting educator, James L. Nuckolls.
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Nuckolls Fund president Lee Waldron, FIALD, and president of Grenald Waldron Associates, recognized the generosity of the lighting community for the fund to continue financial support for the advancement of lighting education.“It has allowed a great number of schools to improve the ways they deal with new lighting technology, and the unique lighting requirements
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that contribute to the wellbeing for users of interior spaces.” One of those 2021 recipients was Morgan State University, the first Nuckolls Fund program participant from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The school earned a $30,000 grant to pursue the topic, “Light in the Built Environment.” “Morgan State University’s Graduate Architecture Program will be the first HBCU to develop a graduate level transdisciplinary lighting class. The proposers pointed out that while the 106 HBCUs make up 3% of America’s colleges and universities, they are responsible for 25% of all African American graduates in the
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STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This Nuckolls Fund award is an important and needed knowledge resource within the lighting industry,” Waldron said.•
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RESTORATIONS + ADAPTIVE REUSE
RESTORED AND RELIT By Vilma Barr, contributing editor
Historic restorations—which highlight art and architecture— include increased lighted spaces, taking adaptive reuse to new illuminated levels.
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Let there be “more” light. Restorations such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s ambitious renovation includes new illumination that highlights its historic architecture and art. The Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Md., has lighting that integrates custom, restored and new fixtures, and saved from destruction, the 105-year-old Cook County Hospital is reborn as a Hyatt with a thoughtfully illuminated façade and renovated interiors.
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LIGHTING A MASTERWORK From its commanding view atop Fairmount on the Schuylkill River, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been a symbol of the city’s cultural status and proud historical heritage since its completion in 1928. Its main physical drawback is that there are no open adjoining surfaces to adapt for expansion. With expansion possibilities limited, the decision was made to go beneath the sprawling landmark and simultaneously open previously hidden spaces to make room for more public and exhibit space. The $233-million Core Project was projected to open nearly 90,000 sq. ft. to public access. For the project, an architectural firm headed by Frank Gehry was selected, even though he is better known for his exuberant designs of above-ground museums, performance halls and other public structures. He is reported to have said, “I’m ready to take on the project,” when he accepted at the age of 77. On the creative team Gehry assembled was the lighting design firm of L’Observatoire International, headed by Hervé Descottes, who had directed an impressive list of interior and
exterior installations for various exhibit and
Connected to the Vaulted Walkway is a grand
performance venues. “The lighting design mod-
triple height space (above, left) suitable for large
ernizes the building for the twenty-first century
scale works. Embedded into the double-sided
with illumination that supports the most innova-
curved ceiling are pinhole downlights and power
tive modes of exhibiting its renowned collection,”
points allowing for the attachment of tempo-
said Descottes. “New lighting is in tandem with
rary art accent lighting. The area is designed to
existing natural lighting to create a memorable
accommodate a range of installation types, while
experience for the visitor, balancing the grand
maintaining a clean ceiling surface. The curved
scale of the museum through layers of light.”
ceiling is up lit by fixtures that have been integrated into the Forum Gallery columns below.
The firm’s scope for the Philadelphia Museum’s Core Project included the building façade and entrances, new and renovated public spaces, and circulation and exhibition spaces. While improvements were made throughout the museum, this article will focus on four major areas—the Vaulted Walkway, Williams Forum, Forum Gallery and Lenfest Hall.
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Vaulted Walkway Opened to the public after a half-century of being closed off for operational functions, the 24-ft.high tile-covered North/South Vaulted Walkway (above, right) made its dramatic debut. Clad in a system of terracotta tiles invented by Catalan architect Rafael Guastavino in 1885, the self-supporting arches are comprised of a layer of tiles in a herringbone pattern set in Portland cement. It extends the full width of the building or 640 ft., more than twice the length of two football fields. Suspended from the arched ceilings is a custom Light Bar. Descottes describes it as a linear element which integrates all lighting for the
space. Uplights accentuate the singular overhead
Previously the principle building entrance,
expanse of the tiled vaults, while downlights
Lenfest Hall (p. 12) is now filled with daylight,
guide visitors along the remarkable corridor.
and further illuminated by a coffered ceiling
Between the downlights, track lights can be
with integrated LED lighting. Combined warm
inserted for highlighting of art exhibits.
and cool lighting is integrated into the threetiered coves—cool lighting enhances daytime light levels, while the warm color temperature enhances the limestone walls and washes the
space in soft light in the evening.
In the adjacent Forum Gallery, the downlight grid aligns with the space’s original columns, maintaining its classical symmetry. Anchored by a sculptural staircase, its curving lines are highlighted through carefully aimed downlighting. The stairs lead to the museum’s ground level, where areas once used for the museum’s offices and retail have been transformed into two wings of galleries as part of the Core Project.
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AN ELEGANT BLEND OF OLD AND NEW The $115 million restoration of the Enoch Pratt
Historic Look and Feel
Free Library, in Baltimore, Md., painstakingly
The design team faced several obstacles when
recreated the stunning interior of the original
trying to recreate the lighting fixtures with a
1933 building, giving visitors today the same
historically accurate aesthetic. “Many of the
sense of awe and wonder people experienced in
lost originals had to be newly designed by using
that exact space nearly 90 years ago. To accom-
historic photos as inspiration,” explains Suzan
plish this feat, historic materials, finishes and
Tillotson, Tillotson Design Associates.
lighting fixtures were restored or replicated in a
The Art Deco-style lighting fixtures first
way that returned these run-down, painted over,
installed in the
historic pendant, produced by Tillotson for the
antiquated and long-forgotten elements to their
library were charac-
Pratt project, features several instances of spin-
original glory. Elaborate plaster rosettes and
terized by intricate
nings and stamped or embossed banding.
historic millwork and terrazzo were repaired.
detail work and
Ornate paintings and metalwork refreshed.
lighting that filled the library interior in 1933
Existing lighting fixtures were reengineered
which needed to be
was another important aspect of the light-
or custom-made to match pictures taken in 1933,
ing design. The design team specified lighting
while their performance and controllability were
rectly to effectively
sources with a correlated color temperature
upgraded to suit modern-day energy codes
reproduce the histor-
(CCT) of 2700K for use throughout the build-
ic look and feel of the
ing including the Central Hall, North and South
The design team was comprised of experts
space. For example,
Reading Rooms, Children’s Creation Space, the
in historic preservation, including lead architect
the diagram of the
Boardroom and even the Poe Room.
Replicating the warm glow of incandescent
Beyer Blinder and Belle and managing architect Ayers Saint Gross. Tillotson Design Associates provided the lighting design expertise, which included overseeing the custom replications of seven fixtures and the restoration of eight existing historic fixture. The lighting design also required the addition of a dozen modern fixtures—downlights, wall washers, task lights, etc.—to balance light levels and dramatically improve overall ambience.
HISTORICAL PHOTOS The original 1933 building was recreated to give modern day visitors a glimpse of what the structure looked like some 90 years ago.
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DAYLIGHT AND UPDATE LIGHTING IN THE CENTRAL HALL The stunning daylight in the three-story Central Hall still contains the original glass cleaned and reinstalled. The element was retrofitted with LED linear fixtures and daylight sensors to coordinate artificial lighting with natural light, saving energy and preventing the space from being over lit.
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© Joseph Romeo, courtesy Tillotson Design Associates
“A CHALLENGE LAY IN UPDATING ALL THE HISTORIC FIXTURES TO CONTAIN LEDS, WHILE CAREFULLY INTRODUCING MINIMAL, STANDARD FIXTURES AND A NEW CONTROL SYSTEM.”
Beautiful and Better Performing The design objectives for this project demanded
preventing the space from being over lit. Incorporating LEDs into the historic pendants
that the lighting system achieve a historical
and chandeliers made the fixtures more efficient
accuracy, in terms of the aesthetic of the fix-
but replacing the omnidirectional incandescent
tures, and perform, in terms of light distribution,
bulbs with directional LEDs also affected their
efficiency and control, in a way that reflects the
lighting distribution. Tillotson and team added
capabilities of current and energy code-compli-
LEDs in layers of direct and indirect light. The
ant technology. This required that the design
more powerful, more efficient indirect light
team find a way to incorporate LED light sources
better highlights the ornate ceilings, while the
into the historical replicas and effectively cam-
enhanced direct light helps to meet illuminance
ouflage the more modern fixtures throughout
targets at the floor and working surface. This
the interior, so they could provide adequate lev-
strategy of customizing a distribution with direct
els of even illumination, without distracting from
and indirect layers of light was employed in all
the historical nuance of the space. As Tillotson
the renovated fixtures in the project.
describes, “Another challenge lay in updating all
In the reading rooms, newly designed linear
the historic fixtures to contain LEDs, while care-
bronze stack and table lights were specified with
fully introducing minimal, standard fixtures and
careful attention to glare, optics and vertical
a new control system.”
There are several examples that illustrate how the lighting team effectively balanced histori-
cal accuracy with improved performance. The
The Pratt library reopened in September 2019,
stunning daylight in the three-story Central Hall
and, just as designed, it has been creating a sense
still contains the original glass installed in the
of awe and wonder for visitors and members
1933 building. It was cleaned and reinstalled dur-
of the design community alike. The project
ing the renovation. The element was retrofitted
has received several impressive accolades and
with LED linear fixtures and daylight sensors
recently won the IESNYC Lumen Citation for His-
to coordinate the level of artificial lighting with
toric Restoration and the 2021 IES Illumination
the presence of natural light, saving energy and
Award of Merit.
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ARCHITECTURAL ILLUMINATION MATTERS
ONCE A HOSPITAL, NOW A HIGH-END HOTEL Public advocacy for preservation of historical structures has had a checkered history. It worked in New York City when violinist Isaac Stern and Jackie Kennedy led the reversal of a developer’s proposal to tear down Carnegie Hall. It couldn’t stop the destruction of the original, glass© Mike Crews, Crews Photography
enclosed Penn station or Adler and Sullivan’s Chicago Stock Exchange. When the massive Cook County Hospital, a building that was first constructed in 1912 and served as a working hospital until 2002, was threatened with destruction, supporters and the Chicago advocacy group Landmarks Illinois mobilized and, ultimately, succeeded in getting the building restored and repurposed into a Hyatt Place Hotel and the extended-stay Hyatt House. A meticulous $140 million restoration of the old hospital followed. Led by a devoted team
“WE USED A TECHNIQUE OF LIGHT AND SHADOW TO LET SOME ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES GO DARK AND PLAY UP OTHERS.”
from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the architects and their consultants restored the neglected exterior and once-crumbling interior to a hand-
Products in Use
some and smoothly functional facility. KOO was
“On the large columns, we used Targetti Dart
tasked with the design of the hotel’s interiors.
Maxi on the column sides to uplight these
Lighting design was under the direction of Hugh
features. The fixtures offered a precise beam
and flexibility. Between the columns is Ecosense
“The building has landmark status, which con-
Exterior Trov in a 2200K color to highlight the
strained where light fixtures and conduits could
4,500 pieces of terra cotta that were replaced,”
be located,” says Peter Hugh. “The main façade
Hugh indicated. For the top, Hugh’s choice was Targetti’s Mini-
way, and we wanted the illuminated façade to
lini with a narrow beam distribution to empha-
be in clear view, so we used a technique of light
size architectural features. At the ground level,
and shadow to let some architectural features
Targetti Stilo wall fixtures give definition to the
go dark and play up others.”
arches as well as provide lighting on the ground.
© Peter Hugh, Hugh Lighting Design
faces a main highway, the Eisenhower Express-
Hugh coordinated with interior specialist Jackie Koo for illumination of public spaces and guest rooms. “The interior was lighted with USAI beveled downlights on the first floor and second floor bar/restaurant,” Hugh says. Corridors and circulation areas on these levels are lighted with Erco Pantec uplights, selected for their widespread applicable to tight mounting conditions. Typical floors were lighted with downlights by H.E. Williams to accommodate differing ceiling heights that occur on different floors. A multiarm chandelier fashioned of metallic circles and white globes lends sparkle to the lobby.•
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EXTERIOR PRODUCTS USED:
• Targetti Dart Maxi, Minilini, Stilo • Ecosense Exterior Trov in a 2200K INTERIOR PRODUCTS USED:
• Erco Pantec uplights • H.E. Williams downlights • USAI beveled downlights
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Moynihan Train Hall New York City, N.Y. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Structural Engineer: Severud Associates Structural Engineer (Skylight): Schlaich Bergermann Partner MEP/FP/IT/Telecom: Jaros Baum & Bolles Civil/Geotechnical Engineer: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Lighting Designer: Domingo Gonzalez Associates Historic Building Restoration: Building Conservation Associates Photos: Courtesy, Empire Development Corp.; John Bartelstone Photography Text: Vilma Barr The Challenge: Convert the former mail-sorting hall inside the James A. Farley Building, a massive Beaux-Arts structure built during the early 1910s, into one of the busiest train halls in North America, and improve the travel experience of the 650,000 (pre-pandemic) daily commuters who used the rail lines feeding into New York’s Penn Station, and make the Moynihan Train Hall a significant structure on the map of New York City. In addition, the project is targeting Silver Certification in the new LEED for Transit category.
The design by architects Skid-
design team that has extensive
Liberty Airport, JFK Airport and
more, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
expertise in illuminating trans-
is currently leading the lighting
marries utility with history and
portation and historical facilities
design for Delta’s terminal at the
delivers the functionality of a
was another cornerstone of the
LaGuardia Airport. The team has
modern transportation hub in
been involved with planning the
a structure of another era.
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Domingo Gonzalez Associates,
illumination for the Moynihan
The thoughtful incorporation of
(DGA) has created the lighting
Train Hall since the formal begin-
natural and artificial light was
design for numerous high-pro-
ning of the design planning process
critical in creating a transit space
file transit hubs, including the
in 2014. “It’s been a labor of love for
that was easy for hundreds of
Miami Terminal for Go Brightline
many years,” said AC Hickox, vice
thousands of people to navigate
Miami, several New York subway
president and managing principal
and capable of providing an uplift-
stations for the Metropolitan
ing and inspiring experience in the
Transit Authority (MTA), and
process. Consulting with a lighting
airport projects including Newark
The design brief, originated by the coordinating agency Empire
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© ESD | SOM | Lucas Blair Simpson
State Development and architects
forward-looking face for New York,
had to be both powerful, compact
at SOM, identified many of the
aspects that were lost when the
and fully concealed from normal
design objectives for the Moynihan
original Penn Station was torn
viewing angles. DGA specified con-
down in 1963.
tinuous linear four-channel RBGW
© ESD | SOM | Lucas Blair Simpson
“The project’s planners
fixtures to highlight the massive
expressed their desire to highlight
The Role of RGBW
skylight structure and trusses,”
the structure, provide a central
DGA conceived the idea of using
destination for commemorative
dynamic, well-concealed and
events and create a space that
layered color-changing lighting to
process, all products had to be
would become an icon in New
highlight the historical trusses that
standard fixtures, available off-
York,” said Ilva Dodaj, DGA direc-
had been unveiled after being hid-
the-shelf,” noted Hickox. In order
tor and lead project designer, and
den for decades and the impressive,
to accommodate the potential
Hickox. State and local officials
vaulted skylight structure. “Given
variability that exists in the bid
wanted to create a vibrant and
the spatial constraints, the fixtures
process, the design team prepared
“Because of the procurement
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© DGA | John Bartelstone
capabilities of the RGBW fixtures
Balance and Complement Natural Light
with the client team, which also
The presence and accommodation
included Skansa, the project’s
of daylight was another impor-
tant consideration on this project
several mock-ups showcasing the
DAYLIGHTING STUDIES IDENTIFIED THE POTENTIAL FOR EXTREME CONTRAST BETWEEN SKYLIT HALLS AND ADJACENT LOW-CEILINGED SPACES, WHICH COULD AFFECT WAYFINDING.
“Ultimately, the RGBW linear
because the Train Hall features
system from Color Kinetics was
four catenary vaulted skylights,
selected and coupled with sophis-
which contain more than 31,000
ticated programming and controls
sq. ft. of glass. Hickox pointed out
by Crestron. This combination
that basic objectives for large and
allowed us to develop the sophisti-
complex projects like transit hubs
cated lit visual environments that
are to balance daylighting at the
met and exceeded the client team’s
transit hub and maintain the safety
vision and what they wanted to
of the facility for the user.
achieve,” said Dodaj.
DGA specified continuous linear fourchannel RBGW fixtures to highlight the skylight structure and trusses.” Truss/ skylight/façade lighting from Color Kinetics (RGBW LED linear fixtures).
Daylighting studies identified the potential for extreme contrast
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© DGA | John Bartelstone
between the skylit halls and
in these areas and continuously
adjacent low-ceilinged spaces,
adapts the lighting to complement
which could affect wayfinding, so
and balance the interior visual
several measures were added into
environment with the intensity and
the design to ensure the issue was
color temperature of the natural
addressed. DGA coordinated with
light present at the skylight.
SOM on the frit to improve visibili-
Here’s a closer look at a few
ty of the skylight structure at night
specific spaces within the Moyni-
and to modulate the amount of
han Train Hall and an explanation
daylight entering the space. They
from the DGA team on how they
also added tunable-white linear
achieved the design in each space.
CONCEALMENT WAS CRITICAL TO THE ARCHITECT’S REALIZATION OF A “GRAND CIVIC SPACE THAT MELDED THE OLD WITH NEW.”
frames of light at each of the sky-
light openings to balance contrast
Lighting the Trusses
in circulation zones. The specified
The Train Hall’s distinctive
lighting control system automati-
trusses mandated thoughtful inte-
cally minimizes luminance ratios
gration of the luminaires. Layers
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© DGA | John Bartelstone of color-changing lighting fixtures
THE THOUGHTFUL INCORPORATION OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL LIGHT WAS CRITICAL IN CREATING A TRANSIT SPACE THAT WAS EASY TO NAVIGATE AND PROVIDING AN UPLIFTING AND INSPIRING EXPERIENCE IN THE PROCESS.
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The inner trusses are always lit
are concealed in the double his-
to layer in with daylight and create
torical trusses. Trapped within the
contrast on an overcast or sunny
trusses’ bottom cavity are deeply
day. Controls are programmed to
shielded, 14,000-lumen downlights
allow for adjustment of the lighting
that provide the only direct light
system at sunset and sunrise. Spe-
within the hall. Concealed linear
cial lighting scenes have also been
RGBW luminaires affixed to the
carefully curated to mark holidays
outer side of the historical trusses
and state and local events.
beam light upward to cast soft color onto the downward slope of
Lighting the Grand Stairway
the vaulted skylights, 92-ft. tall at
The grand stairway in the mid-block
their apex. Concealment was criti-
connector, between the entries at
cal to the architect’s realization of
31st. St. and 33rd. St., sits under the
a “grand civic space that melded
singular central skylight overlooking
the old with new,” said Hickox.
the annex and the Farley Building
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© DGA | John Bartelstone
façades beyond. The dramatic stair
daytime light is set at neutral white
room and ticketing areas benefit
with escalators on each side funnels
during the day and warmer during
from a more organic approach that
travelers into the Train Hall. The
relies on recessed downlights as
• Controls: Crestron Controls www.crestron.com • Truss/Skylight/Façade Lighting: Color Kinetics (RGBW LED linear fixtures) www.colorkinetics.com • Circulation Lighting: iGuzzini www.iguzzini.com • Main Hall Downlights: Luminis www.luminis.com • Amtrak/LRR/Baggage Waiting Rooms: USAI, VODE www.usailighting.com www.vode.com • Daylight Transition Zone Linear Lighting: Lumenwerx www.lumenwerx.com
lighting that expresses the stone
well as concealed light coves in the
surface framing, while the escala-
Lighting for Navigation
dropped ceiling panels, which are
tors are hidden away from the
All lighting in the Train Hall is
out of user sight lines.
user’s direct view. Integrated hand-
LED. In the central circulation
rail and escalator lighting create a
Penn Station helped catalyze the
unified visual statement. Down-
recessed downlights completely
modern historic preservation move-
lights are low-glare, high bright-
disappear, rendering ceilings
ment, and the lessons of that move-
ness for this transitional space.
absolutely “quiet.” At track access
ment guided the creation of the
areas, small aperture linear lights
Moynihan Train Hall. Rather than
lighting frames the daylight open-
outline the escalator openings.
treating the interior of the Beaux-
ings and continuously adapts to
Perimeter wall washers glow in
Arts Farley building as a blank slate,
the changing intensity and color
the marble enclosure and reinforce
SOM developed a modern design
temperature of natural light. The
direction of movement. Waiting
that celebrates the landmark.•
In the overhead skylight, linear
The demolition of the original
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CONTROLS | STADIUM
FROM 12 DISPARATE LIGHTING CONTROLS TO A SINGLE SOLUTION LAMBEAU FIELD Green Bay, Wisc.
Challenge: In operation since 1957, Lambeau Field is one of the most legendary and longstanding sporting venues in the United States. The stadium underwent a significant renovation in 2001 and has added several upgrades and expansions since then. As a result of these two decades of changes, there were over 12 disparate lighting control systems from different manufacturers that were not fully integrated. This sparked the search for a single technology provider that could unify and standardize solutions into one ecosystem. Solution: Lambeau Field transitioned the vast majority of lighting in the stadium to Crestron,
STADIUM MANAGEMENT: The Crestron installation is a cohesive lighting automation system that
allows stadium management to easily upgrade lighting preferences and closely monitor and control energy expenditures for the facility.
which now controls concourses, suites, club seats, event spaces, parking lots and façade lighting from a single platform. The stadium also implemented robust information security standards that Crestron built into the makeup of its solutions using Active Directory Credential Management, which integrates the authentication on a Crestron device with the stadium’s enterprise-wide IT infrastructure. Through this monitoring, facilities personnel can proactively keep track of their system instead of having to react to situations, ensuring that on gameday, they know the system will work as intended. “The decision to standardize on Crestron was an easy one,” said Anne Larson, facilities office coordinator for the Green Bay Packers. “It was evident that it could handle every aspect of the project, including meeting required IT security standards using Active Directory. We now have one vendor and one system that is easy to use and update.”•
Visit www.crestronlighting.com or Circle 237.
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EXTERIOR LIGHTING | PUBLIC & CULTURAL
SOCIAL CONNECTIVITY AND RHYTHM THROUGH CUSTOM LIGHTING POLES THE UNDERLINE Miami, Fla.
Challenge: Create a cohesive lighting scheme for the half-mile stretch of The Underline (a 10-milelong, 120-acre linear park) that simultaneously satisfies the illumination needs of the pedestrian path, bike trail, off-road path and vehicular intersections. “Our lighting design had to meet these goals: safety, security, visual acuity and comfort as people move through the park at various speeds,” said project lighting designer Simi Burg, HLB Lighting. Solution: Arne area lights from Santa & Cole Urbidermis offered the flexibility and perfor-
VERTICAL ELEMENTS: HLB worked closely with Landscape Forms to create custom, code-compliant, 18-ft.-tall poles for Arne fixtures.
mance that enabled the design team to meet the various target illumination levels demanded in different spaces, in addition to the site restric-
requirements shift along the track. HLB worked
tions and code requirements unique to this Miami
closely with the Landscape Forms lighting and
project. “Arne gave us one vocabulary and an
engineering teams to create custom, code-com-
extremely successful fixture that was versatile
pliant, 18-ft.-tall poles for Arne fixtures. “Miami
but also uniform in its design,” said Isabel Castilla,
is a tricky place for lighting due to its high winds
Principal at James Corner Field Operations, the
and hurricanes,” said Landscape Forms’ lighting
landscape architecture and urban design firm
specialist Chad Gleesing.
chosen for the project. “Arne’s flexible multi-head fixture allowed
HLB also requested that the Arne lamps have a CRI of 80, a custom request at the time that is
us to create different lighting schemes with a
now a standard feature. “It was all about visual
consistent language across the park,” said HLB
acuity for us,” says Burg. “Plantings needed to
lighting designer Eddy Garcia. Another key fea-
be fresh in the light. The park includes a lot of
ture was the fixture’s uniformity. “Uniformity was
signage and artwork, making it all a dynamic and
important as was good vertical illuminance and
fun place to be. We wanted lighting to render
the ability to see approaching people,” explained
everything to its full potential, and the CRI of 80
Burg. “The lighting design and fixtures needed
helped us achieve that.”
to minimize opportunities for vandalism and
“Arne lighting is one of our favorite site ele-
reduce the need for maintenance. Finally, we
ments,” says Castilla. “The park is flat. There are
addressed light trespass and skyglow. The park
no canopy spaces, few tree plantings, nothing
runs through highly developed neighborhoods, so
that could impede the trains running above or
we had to be mindful of trespass.”
rail inspection. The light poles are the only verti-
The lighting also had to conform to some inter-
cal element in the park. We knew we wanted a
esting clearance and code restrictions. Miami-
series of elements that maintained the singular
Dade County and the Department of Transit
character of The Underline. The fixtures have a
and Public Works had clearance requirements
simplicity but also a strong character. They are
of 12-ft. below the rail structure and 5 ft. from
functional and beautiful, and they have become
it, but the track varies in height, making those
something iconic within the park.”•
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DOWNLIGHTS | RESIDENTIAL
FLORIDA CONDO ADDS ‘PERFECT FIT’ LIGHTING UPGRADE PELICAN BAY RESIDENCE Naples, Fla.
Challenge: Anchored by the Ritz Carlton, Naples Grande Beach Resort, Waterside Shops and The Marketplace, Pelican Bay features 88 acres of parks and recreation areas and 6,500 residences ranging from single-family homes, high-rise condos and luxury apartments located in 95 distinct and luxurious associations, each offering unique amenities and personalities. It is in one of these private residences that lighting designer Illuminated Design transformed what was once an underlit condo into a warm, inviting place to call “home.” Influence: As part of the lighting design, Lynne
WELCOMING: Lighting designer Illuminated
Stambouly, Senior Lighting Designer, wanted to
Design transformed an underlit condo.
complement daylighted views of the Gulf of Mexico with elegant downlights throughout, but was limited by narrow and crowded ceiling spaces.
module. A single housing can accommodate 98% Solution: Thanks to its low profile and modular
of downlighting use cases—fixed, adjustable and
design, DMF Lighting’s OneFrame housing and
next generation DRD Series modules are one,
“When the electrical inspector was looking
versatile solution that meets the unique lighting
at the project, he mentioned how ingeniously
demands of different rooms.
the OneFrame was engineered. We were faced
The DRD Series and OneFrame housings are designed to simplify installation, even in less-
with many obstacles to contend with and DMF performed beautifully,” says Stambouly.•
than-ideal mounting conditions. The compact 4-in. housing slides and adjusts for optimal
Visit www.dmflighting.com or Circle 235.
fixture placement in crowded plenum space to accommodate ductwork, framing and plumbing. “DMF Lighting’s OneFrame product helped us overcome the challenge of limited plenum space in this condo—5-in. max height is all we were allowed,” says Stambouly. “DMF’s engineered OneFrame allowed the product to fit perfectly alongside the ductwork and all the other mechanicals.” Combining the OneFrame with the DRD Series produces ultimate flexibility. The modular solution offers a range of color temperatures, fieldchangeable beam angles from 15 to 90+ degrees, 120/277 voltage regulation, and 1% dimming with TRIAC/ELV or 0-10V, all integrated into the
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HIGH-SECURITY LUMINAIRES | HEALTHCARE
PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL BLENDS HEALING WITH SECURITY FULTON STATE HOSPITAL + NIXON FORENSIC CENTER Fulton, Mo.
Challenge: In 2014, the State of Missouri commissioned a new behavioral health facility to replace the outdated maximum security state mental hospital that opened in 1851. Fulton State Hospital (FSH) is home to high- and low-security psychiatric patients, developmentally disabled clients and a Sexual Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Service program. A state bond issue provided $211 million in funds to replace the facility, and the new Fulton State Hospital and Nixon Forensic Center was completed in May 2019.
SECURED: Kenall increased the lumen output of the round surface-mounted fixtures (Kenall Millenium
The 500,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art complex
Round MR17 Series) and replaced the prismatic lens in the 1 × 4 troffer, shown here in the corridor, with a soft, diffusing lens that made the fixture appear softer and more attractive.
includes 12 residential halls, a treatment mall with stores, teaching kitchen, gymnasiums, chapel and a medical center. It incorporates two large outdoor areas and multiple smaller courtyards and can house up to 300 patients. The primary challenge for the design team of WSP USA, EYP, Mazzetti and general contrac-
meditation rooms at our request.” These changes
tor River City Construction was resolving the
to the lighting helped FSH combine the security
seemingly contradictory goals of creating a safe,
of a maximum-security penal facility with the
recovery-based environment for patients and
therapeutic and uplifting environment of a
staff while providing security levels for all users
mental health hospital.
commensurate with the admission of forensic psychiatric patients who may do “harm to others
Solution: Ultimately, different types of lumi-
or themselves.” Finding the appropriate balance
naires were installed in different areas of the
of these contrary design objectives required
project. “We used more attractive vandal-resis-
thoughtful design decisions when selecting prod-
tant luminaires in supervised locations, while
ucts and systems large and small.
correctional grade, anti-ligature luminaires were
According to Mark de la Fuente, a senior associate at Mazzetti, the MEP engineering firm
used in spaces with direct patient contact,” de la Fuente explained. As a cutting-edge example of the way that a
retained for the project, “Our greatest challenge was trying to achieve a therapeutic and uplift-
project can serve as a healing and safe psychi-
ing environment while utilizing high-security
atric care space, the design of FSH has earned
luminaires. In general, this genre of luminaries is
several awards including: the 2019 Design
focused solely on function and cost; the majority
Award AIA Mid-Missouri, the 2020 Architecture
seem to be fluorescent products with LED boards
Distinguished Award from the AIA St. Louis
in place of lamps. Kenall Manufacturing worked
Design Awards, 2020 Healthcare Design Show-
with us to make small adjustments to meet our
case—Honorable Mention, and the 2020 ASHRAE
unique project requirements. They replaced pris-
Technology Award, Healthcare.•
matic lenses with more attractive diffusing films and added sky images to their security troffers in
Visit www.kenall.com or Circle 234.
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DIRECT/INDIRECT LIGHTING | HOSPITALITY
HOTEL GARAGE ADDS LIGHTING FOR SECURITY + SAFETY AC HOTEL SOUTHPARK Charlotte, N.C.
Challenge: The AC Hotel SouthPark was purposefully designed to deliver a sophisticated, comfortable, European-inspired environment and the design team intended to carry this aesthetic all the way into the new parking structure. Unfortunately, creating a comfortable, safe, code-compliant parking garage depends upon identifying a lighting fixture that can deliver the right amount of light into the right location, while preventing it from spilling into unwanted areas. The project also demanded that the luminaires have a certain level of aesthetic sensibility, so that the first impression guests had of the property would align correctly with the intended experience of the brand. Solution: Architects at LS3P Associates consult-
BRIGHT AND INVITING: Finding a direct/indirect lighting fixture to avoid a “cave effect” and dark shadows common in parking garages was the PGL8, an edge-lit drop lens parking garage luminaire that features a standard uplight allowing the fixture to brighten the ceiling.
ed with TEAM Lighting to design a parking area lighting system that achieved the many objectives of the project. The PGL8 from KIM Lighting was quickly iden-
team. The goal was to avoid the “cave effect” and dark shadows common in parking garages. The
tified as the ideal luminaire for this application
PGL8 is the only edge-lit drop lens parking garage
due to its precise optical control, unique direct/
luminaire to feature a standard uplight allowing
indirect lighting distribution and sleek form,
this fixture to brighten the ceiling plane, while
which complemented the sophisticated aesthetic
precisely placing light in the occupied space.
of the larger hotel property. The edge-lit drop lens technology offers next-
The fixture was also nice to look at. The sleek, low-profile, round form complemented the
level optical control, which means that the fixture
sophisticated aesthetic developed throughout
can effectively place the right amount of light
the larger hotel property.
exactly where it is needed. Great optical control
As for the details on the specific luminaire
also minimizes spill light which can cause glare.
selected for the AC Hotel Southpark project, the
This enhanced glare control is important in a
team chose the PGL8 with a Type V Square dis-
parking garage as hot spots in the visual field
tribution pattern ideal for typical parking garage
reduce visibility and create discomfort for drivers
applications at 8-ft. to 12-ft. mounting heights.
and people walking through the space. The PGL8
The distribution is designed for optimal lumi-
is available with four distributions and six lumen
naire spacing and improved uniformity. In terms
outputs so the design team was able to perfectly
of color temperature and color rendering, the
match the different needs of the drive lanes,
PGL8 installed offered a 4,000K CCT and 70 CRI.
ramps, parking areas, entrances/exits, elevator
At 6,197 lm, this version provides 116 lm/Watt.
banks, and stairwells to the right luminaire.
The result is uniform, glare-free illumination
Finding a direct/indirect parking garage lighting fixture was also important to the design
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EXTERIOR LIGHTING | TRANSPORTATION
A DAY AND NIGHT CONNECTION ON LAND AND WATER PASSENGER TERMINAL AMSTERDAM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Challenge: The Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) is a unique three-story building that was uniquely crafted to tell a story of time and place. Designed by renowned, and now retired, HOK London architect Larry Malcic, the form of the PTA, with its undulating roof, symbolizes the connection between land and water. The huge wooden beams in the interior are a called out as a reminder of the shipbuilding tradition that dominated the Amsterdam economy for so many
A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW: The extensive use of glass on the building offers breathtaking views of the harbor and the historic Amsterdam Center City. It was relatively unnoticed at night, until now.
years. The extensive use of glass on the façade offers incredible views of IJ harbor and the historic Amsterdam Center City. While the spectacular building was able to be enjoyed by passersby during the day, it went relatively unnoticed at night, until now. Solution: The PTA now has a state-of-the-art nighttime lighting system that features 172 Dyna Drum SO Color luminaires from Acclaim Lighting. The Dyna Drum SO Color is a high output, outdoor rated LED flood fixture with a wired digital communication network. The fixture features spectrum technology to offer more usable colors, including pastels, dedicated whites and dynamic white options, all in the same system. In addition, it has an adjustable yoke, on-board digital display, and a 100-277VAC internal power supply. The Dyna Drum SO Color is ideal for creating dynamic façade lighting applications. The fixtures are controlled by an Obsidian Onyx system and were programmed by lighting designer Tibbe Warnier. The result is that the PTA has become an extraordinary structure day and night and travelers and locals alike will find it hard to look away at any time of day.•
Visit www.acclaimlighting.com or Circle 232.
DYNAMIC LIGHTING: The Dyna Drum SO Color G2 (above, right) is ideal for creating dynamic lighting. Controlled by an Obsidian Onyx system, travelers find it hard to look away at any time of the day.
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Wireless-Enabled Fixtures Several Luminis luminaires are now enabled with the nLight AIR wireless lighting controls platform, which allows the fixtures to communicate wirelessly with other nLight enabled devices such as dimmers, switches, and occupancy sensors. Whether a project calls for the more modern Hollowcore high-bay fixture, general illumination from contemporary Aramis or Prisma fixtures, or exterior Bellevue lighting fixtures for landscape or streets, the lighting design will be dramatically simplified when built upon the nLight wireless lighting control platform. Visit www.luminis.com or Circle 231.
“The engineering behind Sail, (below, left) made of a single piece of folded metal, creates a sense of lightness that lends itself to the idea of being caught up in a breeze off the Bay.” —Jennifer Greene, Associate Partner, TOSS, New Brunswick-based firm that designed Hyatt Place hotel
1 Convey a Sense of Weightlessness Sail luminaires from Eureka Lighting offer an artistic way to illuminate a space, as pictured at the Hyatt Place hotel in New Brunswick, Canada. The product is illuminated by an ultra-thin OLED light source, less than 1-mm thick, is easy to install and adjust. Visit www.eurekalighting.com or Circle 230.
2 Floating Pendant Featuring a 30-in.-diameter spun-aluminum shade and a diffusing disc that appears to float at the shade’s center, the Torrey Pendant from Cerno can be suspended by cord or stem. The shade is offered in five exterior and four interior finishes. Visit www.cernogroup.com or Circle 229.
3 Combining Forces In a strategic partnership, Xicato is integrating its smart wireless controls with amBX SmartCore lighting control software. The result is a fullly intelligent and wireless solution that includes lighting, sensor and data management in one unified platform. Visit www.xicato.com or Circle 228.
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Illuminate More with Less Luminaire Hydrel introduces the Specialty Architectural Flood (SAF) exterior lighting fixtures designed to illuminate the architectural details of a building façade, accentuate landscape and hardscape elements, provide area lighting or accent signage. This family of floodlights delivers powerful lumen output and precise distributions in small packages. The SAF7 has a 9-in. diameter and provides up to 5,000 delivered lumens and the SAF14 produces up to 9,500 delivered lumens from a fixture with a 12-in. diameter. Visit www.hydrel.com or Circle 227.
Museum lighting design helps guide audiences as they explore particular scenes. Ultimately, it shapes the narrative.
4 Museum-Quality Spotlights Designed for museum and exhibition lighting, Zumtobel’s new spotlight series ARCOS III is flexible and can be adapted to illuminate different-sized artwork with a precise, uniform light from every beam angle and from a ceiling height of up to 10 meters. The same light distribution from different distances or different light distribution from the same distances can be achieved, and beam characteristics adapted. Visit www.zumtobel.com or Circle 226.
5 Pleated to Perfection From Danish designer and engineer P.V. Jensen-Klint, the iconic hand-pleated shade of the mid-20th century moves into the 21st, with new materials and designers. Ameico’s Bouquet is a contemporary chandelier inspired by spring flowers. Visit www.ameico.com or Circle 225.
6 Slim is In Expanding its LP Slim series, Louis Poulsen is now offering rectangular and round versions. The fixture can be connected lengthwise into a double-length unit for greater design flexibility. Visit www.louispoulsen.com or Circle 224.
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Geometric Aesthetic With its curved and softened design elements, Relay from A-Light can be configured into various striking geometric patterns. Ideal for high ceilings in offices, libraries, high-end retail or food markets, and upscale gyms and recreational facilities, the luminaire is available in 90- and 120-degree angles. Designed with direct or indirect illumination, or a combination of both, the direct lighting option offers reduced glare and continuous illumination while the indirect lighting features multiple batwing distributions to highlight ceiling elements. Visit www.alights.com or Circle 223.
“The Flur (below) shades are colorful and quite playful. Our laser-cut steel shades, Cassi and Rionna, reference lace shades or an abstracted view through the trees.” —Chris Poehlmann, Founder of CP Lighting
1 An Oldie but a Goodie To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (Radisson Collection), Louis Poulsen reintroduced the original versions of AJ Table Mini and AJ Royal and relaunched versions of the AJ Lamp in stainless steel. The design reflects the fixture’s surroundings, emphasizes its minimalist and distinctive shape and design, and accentuates its illumination. Originally designed for the hotel by the famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen in 1957, the AJ Royal is available in its original sizes, and a new, smaller version joins the line-up. Visit www.louispoulsen.com or Circle 222.
2 Playful OLED Light Fixtures Nadarra Lighting and designer Chris Poehlmann, founder of CP Lighting, have joined forces and the result is a collection of fun OLED lighting fixtures. Poehlmann lent his creative vision to craft a new variety of shades that add more flourish to a few of Nadarra’s existing OLED fixtures. Customization, like the ability to add customer branding to the shades, is available. Flur and are Rionna are pictured. Visit www.nadarralighting.com or Circle 221.
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Active Light Zumtobel’s Vaero features both a minimalist design—which discreetly integrates into a room’s interior—and Active Light technology linked to the changes in daylight dynamics and occupant’s circadian rhythms throughout the day. The result is a luminaire that only draws attention when it’s turned on. When turned off, the hanging luminaire is extremely thin and conceals itself inside a flat converter box. Visit www.zumtobel.com or Circle 220.
Office lighting not only impacts mood, circadian rhythms and physical health, it also affects productivity and creativity.
4 String of LEDs Targetti DURATAPE HIVOLT ARCH by Duralamp is a direct line voltage strip with opaque side walls for clean illumination cutoff. With no need for a remote LED driver, the light can reach long distances in continuous lengths. LED strip can be set up without a power supply. Visit www.targettiusa.com or Circle 219.
5 Smart Lighting American Lighting’s new Spektrum+ is a line of Bluetooth mesh technology for streamlining lighting applications. With a user-friendly app and open mesh network, the receiver allows users to integrate smart lighting device control to any low voltage lighting product. Visit www.americanlighting.com or Circle 218.
6 Elegant Crystal Expanding its luxury crystal lighting portfolio, Allegri Crystal introduces the Lucca collection. Featuring a jewelry-like band of polished chrome that emits soft LED light into a cluster of hexagonal crystal rods, the hanging vertical rods vary in length and height. Visit www.allegricrystal.com or Circle 217.
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By Jeanette Fitzgerald Pitts, Managing Editor
The COVID-Era Conference Trends A closer look at the shifting requirements from one show to the next.
After the long, COVID-induced hiatus, trade events are back. “We are
Lightfair, Oct. 27-29, Javits Center, New York City
so excited to be the first commercial lighting event in almost two
The COVID rules in New York City are quite different from the COVID
years,” said Laura Van Zeyl, vice president of lighting, Dallas Market
rules in Dallas and, as such, the rules for exhibitors and attendees at
Center. She’s referring, of course, to the upcoming ArchLIGHT Summit
LightFair are different as well. LightFair recently announced that it
in Dallas taking place toward the end of September. It essentially kicks
will require vaccinations for all individuals 16 and older who plan to
off the long-awaited lighting tradeshow season followed, a few weeks
attend LightFair 2021. This update puts the show’s policy squarely
later, by the IES Site and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) in Atlanta,
in compliance with the NYC ordinance that states, “As of August 17,
and LightFair in New York City.
people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at
However, this welcome return to the tradeshow floor will be far
least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use
from a uniform experience one show to the next, as different COVID-
by the FDA or WHO for…indoor entertainment…convention centers,
related rules, requirements and conveniences try to recreate the spirit
of an industry event, while keeping attendees and exhibitors safe and complying with local ordinances.
According to the LightFair website, www.lightfair.com/attend/ safety-protocols, “Individuals must show proof of vaccination at access points to the Javits Center. Proof of vaccination may include: the
THIS YEAR, WHETHER TAKING IN THE LATEST LIGHTING INNOVATIONS ON THE TRADESHOW FLOOR OR ATTENDING VIRTUALLY, IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT THE EXPERIENCE WILL BE ILLUMINATING.
RECOMMENDED NYC Covid Safe App: Android or iOS, an Excelsior Pass, a CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), a NYC Vaccination Record, or an official immunization record for outside NYC or the U.S.”
IES Site and Area Lighting Show, Oct. 10-13, Atlanta, Ga. While LightFair is requiring proof of at least one vaccination, the IES recently announced that it will require all in-person attendees
ArchLIGHT Summit, Sept. 21-22, Dallas, Texas
to be fully vaccinated. “The Illuminating Engineering Society takes
The Dallas Market Center (DMC) is the busiest open-daily design
the health and safety of its members, staff, and event attendees very
center in the country. It has been open and serving its design clientele
seriously. After careful consideration, the IES Board of Directors has
for much of the last eighteen months and, in that time, has racked
decided to allow in-person attendance at this year’s SALC by fully
up incredible experience in learning how to host large quantities of
vaccinated individuals only, and to offer a virtual attendance option
people safely. “One of the things unique to the ArchLIGHT Summit is
that is available to everyone. If you have any questions regarding this
that we own our facility, so we’re in complete control of the conditions
policy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.” They also state that they will,
at our venue and we can be confident that we’ve created a space that
“continue to monitor federal and state guidance on face coverings
is safe,” explained Van Zeyl.
and intend to comply with applicable guidance at the time of the
“In accordance with local mandates and CDC recommendations, vaccinations are not required to attend the show, but masks are highly
conference.” This year, whether taking in the latest lighting innovations on the
encouraged, and all DMC personnel will be wearing them,” continued
tradeshow floor or attending virtually, and possibly in pajamas, it is
Van Zeyl. Of course, the situation is somewhat fluid, and exhibitors
safe to say that the experience will be illuminating.•
and attendees alike are encouraged to visit the DMC blog, https://blog.dallasmarketcenter.com/plan-ahead-safely, for the most up-to-date information about the show. ArchLIGHT Summit also offers on-site, concierge, COVID testing during the show. It’s a PCR test that provides results within 24 hours, the type of test most often required for travelers, or necessary to bypass a quarantine period. “Offering the COVID tests onsite have been working really well and provides a level of convenience important to bringing the lighting industry back together,” Van Zeyl added.
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A Dazzling Aida High-power lighting and digital content reinvigorate classic opera.
First performed in 1871, the story of Aida is considered by many to be timeless, but even classics can benefit from a reimagined mode of storytelling. This point is perfectly illustrated by Opera Australia’s critically acclaimed digital production of none other than Aida, which incorporates integrated digital technologies to transport the audience in a whole new way. Opera Australia describes the digital set as, “Ten towering digital screens that create everchanging floor-to-ceiling set pieces. Immersive digital video design ranges from rich symbolism to vivid landscapes.” The five pairs of programmable UniView Tekken LED screens featured in the performance are 30-ft. high and 6.5-ft. wide. They glide around the stage on tracks and can rotate 540 degrees. Video images are delivered by 4K Tessera SX40 LED processors from Brompton. The use of digital screens as a significant production element presented some unique challenges to lighting designer John Rayment. “Screens are light emitting. Therefore, I am constantly adjusting the lighting to balance, as content changes,” he explains. In the core rig, Rayment installed a combination of Martin Encore CLD Performance (× 67) and Martin Encore CLD Wash (× 24), equipped with a 460W LED light engine, generating a luminous output of 39,400 lm. The Ayrton Wildsun S25 (× 9) is a major single source wash instrument, which can output up to 60,000 lm, via 217 × 600 lm RGBW sources per lantern, with a zoom range of 10 degrees to 60 degrees. All lanterns have a range of color temperature capacity up to 6000K.•
Aida, which takes place in fictionalized ancient Egypt, has a cast perform in front of 10 movable 30-ft.-high programmable LED screens on stage. © Prudence Upton for Opera Australia
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BELLA VISTA LUMINAIRES NOW AVAILABLE WITH LED LIGHT GUIDE TECHNOLOGY The LED Light Guide is now available in ANP Lighting’s Bella Vista luminaires, utilizing the latest in edge-lit LED technology, which significantly reduces glare and eliminates pixelation of the LED source. With uniform illumination and superior optical control, the LED Light Guide takes visual comfort and performance to the next level.
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Luxuriously discreet. Scope Mini Sconce is an ambient wall light that combines high-quality materials and finishes with simple yet elegant design details. The 1.25-inch diameter cylinder is available in multiple lengths and finishes and can be accented with either powder coated aluminum, anodized aluminum, brushed brass, or pressed glass gems.
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