December, 2010

This was a special project because it involved a new lighting design for a store that was hit hard by the February Earthquake. The whole ceiling was in need of attention.

The owners wanted a more energetic atmosphere than before the quake and an attractive look. They wanted the lighting to reach a world class standard. One way we achieved this was by increasing the intensity of the lights in the general areas of the store.

Another important element to the design was the creation of pools of light, or specific areas where the light was even more intense. This is where the light focuses directly on the products on display. This is to attract customers to these displays.

The beauty of these pools is that they are flexible. They can be moved and adapted to display different products throughout the year.

I was also proud to produce one of the World’s most energy efficient cosmetic lighting displays. In fact, despite the rise in lighting intensity, the entire Ballantynes job saw an energy saving of about 30 percent.

It was a pleasure to work with Warren and Mahoney Architects and the Ballantynes team.

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