Monday, May 16, 2016

GreenLight Project HighLight Part 4:

Hein Electric Supply West Allis 
Exterior Lighting 

During the acquisition of our new corporate headquarters in West Allis, a list of key upgrades were identified that would need to be performed prior to our relocation.  One of the top priorities was establishing our identity and brand in our new neighborhood, as well as enhancing the parking lot and the building exterior.  This was accomplished by installing new signage, as well as pole and building mounted lighting.

The building’s exterior was lit with a mix of high pressure sodium, mercury vapor, quartz and compact fluorescent.  The white finish of the building magnified and drew attention to the different light source used.  Our solution was to replace certain fixtures, while eliminating others, as the improved coverage pattern of LED allowed us to reduce fixture quantity while improving the overall light levels.

The products chosen are from Atlas Lighting and include two sizes of traditional glass-front wall packs and full cutoff fixtures, as well as an adjustable floodlight. All products are DLC listed and reduce demand at least 70% on a per-fixture basis.  The manufacturer’s standard 4500K color temperature is perfect for the lighter color of our building and provides white light without the hint of blue associated with so many of today’s LED products.

The end result is uniform light that accents our building and is safe for pedestrian and vehicular traffic.  On your next evening outing through West Allis, be sure to take a drive by.  It will be easy to spot the newest kid on 116th street.

Atlas product are stocked and on display at our Oak Creek, Waukesha, West Bend and West Allis locations.  If you’re in need of application or design assistance, give our Lighting Department a call.  They’ll be happy to lend a hand.

Written By R. Reinowski
Photos by Hein Electric Supply

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

GreenLight Project HighLight Part 3:

Hein Electric Supply West Allis 
2nd Floor Build Out

The existing space on the 2nd floor of this building was used as a plumbing and lighting showroom for a national supply chain.  An open truss black ceiling existed, offering a chance to create a high volume space once the existing track and fixture display grids were removed.  We decided to build out (6) individual offices on the east wall and create an open office environment in the main area utilizing the natural light from the west wall of windows.

The individual offices gained a lay-in ceiling at 8 feet.  The fixtures are the Lithonia BLT Volumetric LED in 2x2 and 1x4 sizes at 30 watts each.  0-10 volt dimming is accomplished by either a Lutron Maestro 0-10 volt dimmer/occupancy sensor, or Lutron Pico-controlled ceiling occupancy and daylight sensor products. The color temperature is a neutral 4000K.

The linear lighting in the open office is the Finelite HP4 series, painted black with a satin lens.  When on, the body disappears into the background of the ceiling, giving the appearance of the flat lens being suspended in thin air.  At thirty six watts per four foot section, the LED product puts out as much light as a traditional fluorescent system at twice the wattage.  The color temperature is a neutral 4000k as well.  Continuous linear runs were tucked between the trusses to maintain the feeling of volume in the space.

The extensive windows and natural daylight throughout all spaces required a control system of Lutron 0-10V PowPaks, Lutron wireless occupancy and daylight sensors, as well as localized Lutron wallbox dimming and Pico zone control.

Using track heads re-purposed from the old showroom, feature walls are bathed in 3000K LED, which will highlight future artwork and project photos.

The main staircase is lit with the ET2 Aura LED chandelier, as well as the Kriss Kross and Alumilux series LED wall sconces.  An Aladdin Lift allows us to drop the chandelier for dusting and cleaning.