Our client was the Lemont Village Association, a nonprofit 501-C3 organization which owned the Lemont Granary. This historic landmark, built in 1885, had been central to the importance of Lemont, Pennsylvania. This building was a grain elevator and coal shed that had been played a crucial role in the position of Lemont as a regional agricultural hub up until the mid 1950s. After this time, however, the building fell into disuse and disrepair.
Not wanted to see the collapse of a historic building that had once been so important to this community. After the LVA purchased it, along with a surrounding 1 acre parcel, plans were drawn up to renovate the building. The intention was to use the site as a location for numerous local functions. Once the building was restored to its historical condition, the LVA aimed to use it to host a seasonal meetings, special events, feasts, plays, art shows, farmers markets, holiday markets, and weddings.
The most pressing challenge was finding a luminaire that looked historically authentic.
The Lemont Village Association did not want to install any contemporary lighting on the building that would diminish its historical look. At first they thought he would simply find fixtures that had a classic look and offer the high performance output he was seeking. The initial retail channels he investigated, however, provided him with nothing. He also faced the same challenge with interior lighting fixtures, which were equally difficult to find. After searching online, however, they located RLLD Commercial Lighting and liked the look and performance rating of our exterior gooseneck lighting fixtures.
There were no real design concerns other than the need to aesthetically match the historicity of the structure.
Because our exterior gooseneck commercial lighting fixtures looked much like 19th century lights, all the LVA needed to be sure of was that they would produce the desired levels of levels of outdoor lighting. They ordered three fixtures to test lighting output, and, liking what they saw, ordered one more fixture for the building.
In this particular instance, there was no need to use our photometric design software.
There were no municipal lighting codes and no county ordinances to meet, so the LVA literally had free reign to choose their decorative outdoor lights.
The luminaires ultimately purchased by the LVA 150W RLLD exterior goose neck light fixtures.
RLLD exterior gooseneck light fixtures are specification grade quality made specifically for commercial lighting. They feature ¾ inch aluminum brackets and spun, galvanized steel and heavy-duty reflectors. The models chosen by the client featured a high-gloss black, powder coat finish that matched the historical architecture of the building.
Interior light fixtures were also purchased to compliment outdoor architectural lights. These 200W ceiling mounted lights that reflected the same historical look and featured a pendant-style design.
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