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THE LAMAR DODD Gallery of the

Georgia Art Museum features a collec-

tion of paintings by famous Southern

artists. Light is tastefully used in shou:ing the paintings to the best adoantage.

HOUSING a priceless collection of

American and foreign paintings, the new Georgia Art Museum at Athens opened its doors to the public on November 8, 1948. The museum is a memorial to Eva Un-


derhill Holbrook, wife of the donor and curator of the galleries, A. H.



At the present time the museum consists of two large rooms, the Eva Underhill Holbrook and the Larnar Dodd galleries, in the main library building on the University

of Georgia campus. In remodeling the rooms



pictures and providing illuminated wall niches for the display of crafts.


at the disposal of the museum, the architect, Harold G. Wescott, and the lighting engineer, R. A. Arthur, of the Georgia Power Company, faced the problem of pro-

viding clean-cut gallery space for the illumination and exhibition of

At the time that the job


undertaken, the two galleries were badly cut with molded plaster beams and the foyer was heavily decorated.

In solving these problems, the ceilings were lowered to provide a continuous level that would con-

nect both galleries and the foyer.

Walls were furred out to give maximum space for hanging pictures. The walls of the galleries were covered with plywood and rubber backed monks cloth, while the walls of the lobby were paneled in walnut flexwood. Troffer fixtures were recessed in the center of the ceiling to provide general illumination in the galleries. Forty-watt fluorescent lamp strips were recessed in the ceiling along the side walls of the rooms in order to light the pictures without getting a shadowing effect

from the frames. Provision for flexible spotlights were made in the ceilings of both galleries should

local illumination ever be needed.

Dropped flexible floodlights (shown on the cover) were used in

the foyer to highlight wall pictures. Incandescent fixtures were used

to provide general


A COLLECTION of Americsn paintings is slrourn hanging in the Eoa Underhill Holbrooh Gallery at the neu Georgia Afi Museum at the Unioersity

of Georgia,


BELOW IS the beautifully decorated and utell planned office of the Atlanta general manager of St

and ard'O

il C ompany of K e ntuc hy.

HERE IS THE uell lishted and comfortable general accounting office of the Atlanta office of Sto'ndatd Oil of Kentucky.








to S. C. Anderson,



watt tubes. There are 85 of


construction engineer of the Standard Oil Company of Kentucky, the 280 workers in Atlanta can flnd nothing wrong with the new lighting system in their offices. Shown on this page are pictures of their quarters at 50 Whitehall Street.

fixtures set in continuous rows

The 3,400 square-foot atea of

watt fluorescent flxtures with iouvered bottoms. These fixtures fur-

the general accounting office is lighted to provide 40 to 45 footcandles of illumination for com-

fortable working. This light is provided by two-Iamp, louvered, fluorescent fixtures requiring two 40-

across the ceiling.

The office of the general manager has sea green wal1s and carpeting with ceilings of acoustical tile. This office is lighted by two continuous rows of two-Iamp, 40nish giare-free illumination.

The well-equipped drafting room Standard Oil of Kentucky carries out a color scheme of sea foam


green walls, white acoustical tile

ceilings and tan linoleum floors.

This pleasant ?00-square-foot area

is lighted by all-metal, fluorescent flxtures. These fixtures are placed diagonally across the room to minimize shadows and are suspended 12 inches below the ceiling.

THE FLUORESCENT LIGHTING fixtures in the drafting room are set diagonally to cut doutn shadouss.

HANCING GOTHIC lantetns blend @ith the Norman-Gothic beauty of

the neut and handsome $3OO,OOO First Chfistian Church of Macon.


use of incandescent lighting. The Norman-Gothic architecture of the new First Christian Church,

of Macon, is complemented by hanging Gothic lanterns that blend with the other furnishings of the sanctuary. Each of the 14 fixtures requires a 500-watt bulb. These fix-

tures cast a subdued but glowing

light. The iantern rows are 15 feet apart with units hung on 10-foot


In completely remodeling the Hazlehurst Methodist Church, the

illumination of the sanctuary was given flrst consideration in the plans. The walls and ceiling were painted flat white in order to get a high reflection factor. General illumination is provided by six hang-


ing Gothic lanterns. Assisting in furnishing general illumination are pic.

tured on these pages, though fundamentally different in design and architecture, have had their inherent beauty enhanced by the taste-

150-watt concealed reflector lamps.

The choir

loft is lighted by

THE ATTRACTIVE auditorium of the East Macon Methodist Church is lighted by six indirect fixtures.




150-watt reflector lamps. According to Mr. Jesse Kite, Jr., a trustee of the East Macon Meth-

odist Church, the members of the congregation are enthusiastic about

the newly installed lighting


REDECORATING the auditorium of the Hazlehurst Methodist Church lighting u.tas gitten first consideration.


tem in that church. The walls and ceiling of the sanctuary are paint-

ed light ivory with the trim



shade darker. The illumination of the church is provided by six hang-

ing indirect fixtures. Each of these fixtures requires a 1,000-watt bulb,

DUBS JEWELERS, Brunswick, is a shop designed for streamlined selling of luxury goods. The decor of the store's pleasant

interior is dominated by a silvergray theme. Blending with the walls and carpet is the off-white acoustic tile ceiling. WaIl cases devoted to the display of holloware and jewelry are of walnut. Light is also on the job assisting in making Dubs Jewelers one of

the most attractive shops in the state. A central fluorescent fixture

runs the entire length of the store and provides general illumination. Recessed incandescent spotlights illuminate each showcase and aid in selling items on the counters by showing them to the best advantage.

The wall display cases are lightfixtures. Mr. C. J. Dubs is the rightfully proud owner and manager of this ed by concealed fluorescent

handsome shop.

JEWELS and siloerutare practical-

ly sell themseloes u;hen shoutn to customers in the handsome neto Dubs Jeuteby Store in Btunsusich.

THE WELL-TAILORED suits tAat come from the Seutell Manulactufing Company, Bremen, haoe their beginning in this brichtly lishted and conoeniently arranged. cutting room. THE NEW LIGHTING system at

the Sewell Manufacturing


ous industrial fluorescent fixtures. Each of these flxtures is equipped

pany factory is a tremendous improvement over the old, according to R. B. Sewell, president. In fact, Mr. Sewell says that it is as near perfect as it could possibly be. The Servell Company lieeps the

u'ith tl,o 4O-watt daylight

well-dressed man

tures are set on 1O-foot centers.

that way


manufacturing welI-tailored suits for every taste. Partly responsible for the excelleni r'vorl<manship that goes

into every garment put

by the Sewell



out the

practical, eye-saving lighting provided for employes in their work rooms.

In the cutting and sewing rooms the walls have been painted a light gray and the ceilings flat white in order to give a high reflection factor.

Providing illumination in the cutting room are 102 semi-continu-


SEWING room light is

prooided by 371 industfial fluorescent fixtures set in continuous rours.


These flxtures are suspended over

the cutting tables and are set


1,2-foot centers.

In the

sewing room continuous

rows of industrial fluorescent fix-

There are 371


these fixtures,

and they provide approximately 50

footcandles of illumination. The lighting system at the Sewe1l factory has been installed for over a year and has proved highly

satisfactory. Only one man is to maintain the entire Iighting system. needed

G(l(lII F()()D TASIES EUEil BETTER HERE THE GOOD FOOD of the employe cafeteria at the Pepperell Mills' Lindale plant near Rome tastes even better because of the modern and pleasant surroundings where

it is served.

Glass block windows are the main decorative feature of this new air-conditioned cafeteria. The walls are painted a buff color and

the ceilings are white. The tile walls make cleaning easy and the acoustic tile ceiling cuts down on noise, making the cafeteria a restful place to relax and enjoy the lunch hour. Continuous rows of fluorescent fixtures with ribbed plastic bottoms on 13-foot centers provide lisht in the cafeteria. These fixtures are set flush with the ceiling and furnish evenly distributed iIIumination of from 40 to 65 footcandles.

This modern, comfottable, air-conditioned cafeteria is located at Pepperell Mills, near Rome. According to the employes who use the Pepperell MiIIs Cafeteria,

their meals eaten thele extremely

comfortable furniture, and excel-

Mr. R. D. Harvey is the manager of the Lindale plant of Pepperell Mills.

its soothing colors, modern and lent and restful lighting


$ummer $unshine Is ilow Auailable AT ATLANTIC CITY, New Jer-

sey, the new rooftop solarium of the Hotel Senator (the first ever constructed) makes a commercial reality of what once was an engineering experiment in making syn-



The installation provides


lll llinter

guests at this hotel with the gentle warmth and beneficial ultraviolet

radiation of artificial sunshine re-

of weather. The solarium was designed by the General Electric Company to closely duplicate the three components of sunshine: light, radiant gardless

pleasant events.

warmth and the portion of ultraviolet energy which is usually considered good for suntanning without the need for sunbathers to wear protective dark goggles. The ultraviolet energ:y is supplied by eight large General Electric Uviarc lamps equipped with suitable filters and a number of household sun lamps. Radiant infra red is furnished by 192 incandescent Iamps

arranged on switching circuits which permit variations in heat control for comfort. Approximately 50,000 watts comparable to a major broadcasting station-are consumed at full operation. Since individuals vary widely in adaptability to tanning effect, the intensity of ultraviolet radiations varies from place to place in the room so that a sunbather may choose a spot suitable to his skin. ARTIFICIAL SUNSHINE is a


mercial reality for the first time. The young ladies are getting their summel. tan on the "Sun and Star


ol an Atlantic City


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Bright Spots Spring 1949  

This issue of a magazine once put out by Georgia Power highlights the Georgia Museum of Art's lighting when it opened in 1948.

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