Auditorium Lighting Enhancement

Auditorium Lighting Enhancement


Federal Government Agency

  • Institutional
  • College Park, MD

Product At-A-Glance

Verve IV LED by Focal Point
  • Suspended Linear Fixture
  • Available in 3000K, 3500K, 4000K with CRI>80
  • LED boards and drivers are replaceable
  • Integrates with Power over Ethernet lighting systems via standard, low-voltage wires
  • UL and cUL listed. Suitable for Dry or Damp Locations, indoor use only.
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • 5 year WAC Lighting product warranty

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    The Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area is home to many high profile federal buildings. At times, prominent people gather at these buildings for meetings, conferences, and presentations with some visiting from various parts of the country and potentially around the world. From honoring guests at an assembly to learning during a lecture, it’s important to have optimal lighting and a space that you can be proud to host various constituents.

    The Opportunity

    One Federal Agency with a building in College Park, Maryland, was using an outdated dimming system with old technology. Many fixtures were non-functioning and in disrepair, resulting in a lack of light and dark spots throughout. Lights and ballasts that stopped working proved difficult to change due to high ceilings and tiered stadium-style floor.

    Bay Lighting Solution

    Bay Lighting worked with the agency’s contracted facility management partner to learn more about the auditorium space and how it will be used. System compatibility, dimming capabilities, consistent lighting, and ease of light bulb changes were at the forefront of this project. The Bay Lighting specialist created a photometric plan to show proposed light levels compared to current light levels using existing fixture placement. This included 9 rows total with 24 feet of fixtures per row.

    Satco’s Par 30 LED Lamp.

    Verve IV LED by Focal Point.

    Scaffolding was constructed across the entire floor which allowed for installers to stage their fixtures and easily access recessed and suspended fixtures.

    The Outcome

    Upon completion, walkways and paths were optimally lit for a safe environment for visitors. The fixtures and lighting are aesthetically pleasing complementing this stylish apartment complex. Fixtures are mounted securely without the risk of detaching due to proper execution of the Bay Lighting team.
    Bay Lighting partnered with Sunbelt Rentals to determine scaffolding requirements. This was a very important piece to the puzzle because scaffolding allowed for electricians to easily access all light fixtures for replacement. LED linear fixtures by Focal Point and LED Par Lamps by Satco were specified for the project.
    Before and after image of an auditorium lighting project on Bay Lighting's commercial lighting website
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