Posted on May 5, 2012

Middle School Auditorium With 15-Foot Ceilings


The New York City public school system looked to replace 200-watt A21 incandescent lamps with an LED solution that would drastically lower energy consumption, while maintaining average foot-candle values.

The Solais LR38 lamp delivering 1600 lumens at only 24 watts - this actively cooled PAR38 LED lamp replacement is the only lamp of its kind capable of upgrading the high-wattage A-lamp type on a true 1:1 basis.

The Solais LED solution saved an unheard-of 88% of energy costs, and tremendously reduced maintenance costs. The upgrade provided much more sustained performance, while increasing average light levels on the floor from 19 foot-candles to 20 foot-candles - allowing the middle school to realize tremendous and immediate energy savings without compromising performance and quality.

The 8-inch recessed housing used in this application is only 55% efficient in emitting the light from the fixture. This results in only 1705 of the 3100 total lamp lumens actually exiting the fixture. The high ceiling further hinders the diffused light from reaching the floor below.

The directional Solais LR38 successfully increases the average light levels with fewer lumens. This is clearly shown in the renderings above as brighter colors in the Solais solution.

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    Glenn Trunley - TUMI, Senior Director of Global Store Design

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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


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