High-end specialty clothing store looked to replace its 50-watt PAR30 halogen lamps with an LED solution that could minimize the "presence" of the lighting while improving average foot-candle values.
The Solais LR20 lamp with snoot accessory, delivering 675 lumens at only 12 watts - this actively cooled PAR20 LED lamp replacement is the only lamp of its kind capable of upgrading the lighting from a PAR30 halogen lamp on a true 1:1 basis.
The Solais LED solution saved more than 76% of energy costs and improved the average foot-candles (fc) on the merchandise from 43 to 50, all from a 33% smaller-diameter lamp than the original. Along with the smaller diameter, the added snoot accessory reduced the viewing angle of the actual source, helping create the retailer's desired effect of having the lighting "disappear" into the ceiling.
BEFORE SOLAIS SOLUTION
While using the 50-watt halogen lamp, the retailer is able to illuminate the merchandise with only a high of 61 fc and a low of 26 fc, as indicated on the "before" rendering on the clothing racks.
AFTER SOLAIS SOLUTION
The superior performance and custom accessories allow the Solais LR20 to illuminate the merchandise with a high of 70 fc and a low of 35 fc. This allows the retailer to reach the desired 8:1 contrast ratio of merchandise-to-floor illuminance.
“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
“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
"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