Posted on April 29, 2012

Hair Salon With 10-Foot Ceilings


Replace 60-watt PAR38 halogen lamps in track fixtures with an LED solution that lowers energy consumption, reduces quantity, reduces maintenance costs, and minimizes the "presence" of the lighting, while maintaining the average light levels.

The Solais LR30LN lamp with cross baffle, delivering 1450 lumens at only 21 watts - this actively cooled PAR30 long neck LED lamp replacement is the only lamp of its kind capable of upgrading this application, while using only about half the number of total fixtures.

The Solais LED solution saved more than 80% of energy costs by reducing not only the lamp wattage but the number of track fixtures from 117 to 64, while slightly increasing the average foot-candles from 31 to 35. Additionally, the added cross-baffle accessory reduced the viewing angle of the actual light source, helping to create the salon's desired effect of having the lighting "disappear" into the ceiling.

The existing lighting consisted of 117 PAR38 25-degree halogen lamps with 800 lumens. This approach was chosen by the salon to have a low-wattage, low-brightness PAR38 with the center-beam candlepower (CBCP) needed to get both the "punch" and the average illuminance of 31 foot-candles.

The salon needed only 64 of the Solais 40-degree, 1450-lumen LR30LN lamps with cross baffles to "hide" the light source and reduce glare, while obtaining higher light levels. This is clearly shown above as brighter colors in the Solais solution.

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  • “We’re very pleased with the Solais product and can’t believe how different it looks against our previous lighting, especially the color rendition. It really performs ahead of our expectations."

    Glenn Trunley - TUMI, Senior Director of Global Store Design

  • “I knew immediately that it was what I’d been looking for. We loved the crisp, clear way that VioLight [fixtures] lit the space, produced a sharper visual and made our product pop."

    Amanda Ceja - Fossil, Procurement Manager, Store Design & Development

  • "The color rendering index of the lighting was very important to the MOST team and the Solais lamps delivered an outstanding light level and color quality."

    Larry Leatherman - Museum of Science & Technology, President

  • "Based on their quality, performance, efficiency, long life, and ability to reduce our maintenance costs, we feel really good about upgrading with Solais’ LED technology.”

    Andrew Lindley - Maxstudio, Head of Design, Construction, and Maintenance

  • "We loved the color options that were available in the Solais line as well as the flexibility of these fixtures, an important feature to us as we continually move merchandise around to highlight different colors and products."

    Kevin Nolen - NastyGal, Director of Retail Development


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