From education to retail, these myriad of project installations show our luminaires within the context of space.
Horace Mann Hall, home to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development at Rhode Island College, was recently renovated to provide a more functional and inviting space for students and staff.
The renovation included a wing featuring six classrooms and three seminar rooms; bright and spacious student common areas; a three-story addition for offices; new roof, elevator and windows; and electrical, plumbing and network technology upgrades.
A combination of the dichroic film applied to the windows and Lumetta’s Modified Shadow Drum 48” Pendants with TransLumenate®, D920 Trans Warm, and Lumenate® D76 Amber shades create a prismatic look to the space.
Lumetta helps you achieve brilliant and highly specialized lighting across your space with endless possibilities. The Shadow Collection and all our lighting solutions are designed and manufactured in the USA using only the best design, engineering, and craftsmanship.
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Photography by Rhode Island College/Gene St. Pierre
Lumetta’s Lighting Brightens Freedom House Alzheimer’s Care
LWDA Design Architects, a firm specializing in Architecture and Interior Design for healthcare, rehabilitation, senior living, and care, recently completed a sizeable renovation of the Blue Skies Texas Freedom House Alzheimer’s Care.
The San Antonio assisted living memory care residence is home to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The redesign included the neighborhood commons, activity room, living and dining areas, lobby, chapel, and kitchens.
LWDA is known for taking on architectural projects that improve the quality of life at every level in local communities. The design agency set out to create an atmosphere that would allow for better sleeping as well as the lessening of negative behaviors that are many times associated with Dementia.
Lumetta’s luminaires were the preferred choice for a lighting solution to illuminate the areas. The fixtures were equipped to harness BIOS circadian lighting. BIOS, also utilized by NASA, infuses a blue lighting which mimics the temperature and intensity of sunlight and aids in the optimization of circadian rhythm, allowing people to be more alert and productive during the day. During the evening, the blue light ceases and as a result triggers the body to create melatonin, preparing the body for sleep.
Lumetta is proud to be part of this award-winning design. The custom created luminaires chosen to be the focal points in the infrastructure included Lumetta’s 34” Custom Drum Pendants, 18” and 23” Custom Surface Mount Drums, 23” and 34” Custom L2 Drum Pendants, and 6” x 24” Custom Acrylic Lite Pendants. This wide selection of spectacular fixtures, most of which were fitted with our washable antimicrobial Lumenate® diffusers made the environment come alive with shape, color, and illumination.
Lumetta’s innovative lighting solutions are handmade and of the highest quality. Our team of lighting engineers and design experts work in all commercial sectors, including medical, hospitality, education, government, retail, office, and transport hubs, ensuring complete satisfaction and the best quality and professional service for all your lighting needs.We are committed to providing superior customer service and product performance.
Lumetta’s fixtures are recognized for being manufactured with our proprietary Lumenate®, a material designed and used exclusively for our luminaire shades. Lumenate® is washable, fade resistant; antimicrobial, and designed to bringout vibrant colors, hues, and patterns. It is fully customizable to match colors and display custom graphics and imagery.
Photography: Dior Baldinger 2020
Lumetta’s Pendant Lighting Artfully Showers 10 South LaSalle Lobby
10 South LaSalle, a 502 ft. tall, 37-floor skyscraper is in the LaSalle Street financial district of Chicago, Illinois. The modern high rise, completed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects in 1989, is constructed of steel, glass, and concrete.
In front of the entrance, the newer structure is recessed behind an old building’s facade, forming a hollowed-out space where the contrasting old and new parts are visible together. It is considered a perfect example of “facadism” and is currently utilized for upscale business offices.
During a recent modernization and renovation, a wide variety of new amenities were added including a main lobby consisting of seating areas, café tables, billiards, and other luxury accommodations.
Lumetta was selected by Studio3 Design, Inc. to actualize the lighting renovation and illuminate the main lobby with stylish high-end lighting that would complement the shapes and colors within the lobby’s space.
The uniquely fabricated layout and design of pendants and the juxtaposition of the 48” Shadow Streamline Pendant with the billiards table were executed brilliantly. The size and shape of the luminaire and the double layer of shades complemented the table, while the choice of pendant colors overall were coordinated to integrate seamlessly into the interior design.
Also included in the lobby installation were Lumetta’s Cylinder Pendants in 20” and 27” that hang majestically throughout the environment, with 48” and 60“ Drum Pendants placed respectively within. A 6” x 23” Telescope Pendant and a 13” Chopstix Pendant also were installed within the lobby to the delight of the client.
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union Banks on Lumetta for Successfully Illuminating Their New Headquarters
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union’s headquarters in Waterford, CT recently constructed a $19 million complex in New London County. The recently completed building replaces the headquarters’ previous location and includes a branch with drive-thru teller. The construction project is the largest expansion since the credit union’s founding in 1939.
Point One Architects of Old Lyme, and CLA Engineers, Inc. of Norwich were commissioned to provide architectural and engineering services for the 10-acre, 65,000-square-foot complex. The structure features large glass windows for extensive sunlight, as well as a distinctive architectural style, with a curved roof, brick-and-glass exterior, and an expansive, two-story atrium.
Lumetta was contracted to provide decorative commercial lighting, including a range of our Surface Mount Shadow Drums in D48 Spice, D921 Shadow Cool, D72 Glass Copper, and D11 Grass. Also designated in the installation were our Pendant Shadow Drums in D142 Almond, D864 Walnut, D48 Spice, D148 Mist, and Teal, in addition to our Pendant Shadow Cylinders in D921 Shadow Cool, and Shadow Table Lamps in D921 Shadow Cool and Teal.
The extensive range of Lumetta Shadow luminaires fitted for the project made for an impressive statement installation. Our Shadow Collection is one of the most requested lighting solutions and is favored for its juxtaposition of proprietary materials; translucent TransLumenate® shades layered over diffusing Lumenate® shades. The welded steel / aluminum construction and use of our washable and antimicrobial Lumenate® makes these luminaires aesthetically appealing and pragmatically functional.
Photography: Robert Benson Photography
Lumetta’s Colorful Custom Flush Mounted Fixtures Light the Way for Patients, Visitors and Staff at Children’s Hospital Colorado North Campus
Broomfield’s Children’s Hospital Colorado North Campus recently completed a major renovation and expansion of their existing 47,000-sf multi-specialty clinic, urgent care, and surgery center and transformed it into a 236,000-sf pediatric hospital with over 120,000-sf of multi-specialty outpatient care.
The project included the construction of a new medical office building and Inpatient floor along with an expansion to the Imaging, Emergency, and Urgent Care departments. Designed to accommodate community educational programs and inspired by Colorado’s great outdoors, each floor offers a unique color and animal theme, which helps visitors of any age navigate their surroundings.
Design Studio Blue, LLC, a Denver-based, nationally recognized interior design firm specializing in commercial and wellness environments, was commissioned to work on the expansion project. The firm provided interior design services and consulted with the furniture, art, and graphic design team members. The whimsical interior design emphasized the bright colors and playful animals found in Colorado.
Lumetta was contracted to build Custom Surface Mount fixtures to meet the specific application throughout the healthcare setting. The diffuser color selections were to be bright and cheery to complement the colorful animal theme. The colors chosen to illuminate the environment included D57 Apple, D171 Aquamarine, and D175 Iris (shown).
The elegant custom light fixtures are each surrounded by acrylic framework and include an antimicrobial and washable Lumenate® diffuser—a necessity for hospitals and healthcare providers. The fixtures exude a soft, warm, ambient glow and cast even light distribution while meeting functional as well as design requirements.
With its unrivaled and progressive style and two-toned coloration of diffuser and framework, our custom lighting solution illuminates in an ultra-contemporary manner and can be leveraged in a variety of interior designs. These colorful ceiling fixtures have been created to enhance and complement any decor with their up-to-the-minute appearance.
Photography by Caleb Tkach
Lumetta’s Acoustic Drum Pendant Lighting Instituted at NSC’s Innovative Training Environment for Next-Gen Teachers
The new Glenn & Ande Christenson School of Education Building located on the campus of Nevada State College in Henderson, NV, includes classrooms, hands-on learning spaces, labs, speech-language pathology areas, offices, and a state-of-the-art preschool with an innovative educational environment to train new preschool teachers and help alleviate Nevada’s teacher shortage.
The collaborating Design Team of Burke Construction and Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects were asked to create an environment that through color and light would welcome both small children and college students. These “collision spaces” were designed along hallways, as the main lobby became the “living room”. Team rooms, a grad lounge, and cooperative spaces also fortified the main lobby, creating a welcoming atmosphere.
Lumetta’s Acoustic Drum Pendants were chosen to sublimely illuminate these interdependent spaces as our acoustic lighting is favored for its aesthetic beauty and functionality. Lumetta’s Acoustic Collection consists of drums, tapers, and linear shapes that pair illumination and design with sound dampening attributes. Noise levels and vibration are controlled while the synergy between the striking handcrafted luminaires and the superior acoustic features is greatly enhanced.
The project was awarded the 2021 Award of Merit, ENR, Southwest Best Projects – Higher Education Construction, and 2021 AIA – State/Regional Awards
Photography by Studio J – Eric Jamison
Truliant Federal Credit Union Banks on Lumetta’s Elegant Lighting
Truliant Federal Credit Union, in Winston-Salem, NC, debuted a new 28,000 square foot offsite expansion facility to meet the needs of several of the credit union’s growing departments.
The Truliant Academy challenges the design concept of traditional workspaces by offering a break-away environment that encourages fresh, creative thinking with fewer distractions–promoting relationship building, internal networking, and team building.
Incorporating state-of-the-art design features and providing employees with inventive spaces and modern collaborative work environments furthered the credit union’s emphasis on innovation, creativity, and learning.
Lumetta was proud be contracted to contribute to the lighting makeover for this space!
Thirty-eight of our Custom Acoustic Box Pendants were fashioned in 60% recycled 9mm PET designer board feltD805 Lemon surrounding frames finished in Powder Coat White and installed throughout the break-away rooms. With white acrylic top lens, and etched white acrylic bottom lens, these fixtures exemplified the beauty and symmetry of architectural aesthetics and noise reduction in commercial environments.
Lumetta’s Custom Acoustic Box Pendants are an integrated lighting solution optimizing the synergy between our handcrafted illumination and our superior acoustic products, which results in the most aesthetically pleasing and functional features available.
The minimalist modular acoustic design offers significant light output and effective sound absorption in a simple yet elegant contemporary lighting solution. The pendants are available in various sizes that can easily create clusters and arrays for optimal visual and acoustic comfort–representing Lumetta’s style and artful conception.
The open modern design of Truliant Academy’s new addition along with its stylish theatrically flavored lighting added joie de vivre to the surroundings and made for a thriving learning environment for the delighted employees.
YSU Finds Creative Inspiration in Lumetta’s Illumination of Seminar Room
Ohio’s Youngstown State University is a student-centered university, providing innovative lifelong learning opportunities that inspire individuals, enhance futures, and enrich lives.
The University recently remodeled their Kilcawley Center‘s Ohio Room (now designated the “Attorney Daniel L. Rossi Room”). The space offers an open floor plan that is perfect for seating up to 200 people for small seminars, banquets, and conferences.
The original venue was dark and slightly somber, therefore resident architect Summer Barker, who specializes in interior and sustainable design, was tasked with working within the limitations of the unusually low ceiling. Because Barker was unable to access this ceiling space, she opted for the installation of sixteen of Lumetta’s large 48” OD x 8” H Modified Drum Pendants to illuminate the space.
The fixtures utilized DL25 Celest Grey Design Lumenate® diffusers, influenced by the latest interior design and fashion trends. The pendant frames were finished in Power Coat White, with white acrylic top lenses and etched white acrylic bottom lenses. The specification of these large luminaires in juxtaposition with the low ceiling made for a bold and beautiful statement.
Because the lack of access into the ceiling made dimming difficult, it was decided that Lumetta’s LED lamping in conjunction with wireless Bluetooth controlled dimming would be the perfect solution to illuminate the multi-use room properly.
Lumetta was the manufacturer of choice for their fixture flexibility, ease of wireless dimming, and infinite Lumenate® and Design Lumenate® options, earmarking their products as the lighting solution that would address any concerns.
The project was extremely successful and the completed installation’s appeal and functionality were well received by the university’s faculty and students.
Law Firm Wins Sizable Design Accolades for Selection of Lumetta’s Custom Designed and Manufactured Luminaires
A leading international law firm has been in the process of modernizing their office space nationwide. Their Seattle Washington location features more natural light, brighter modern finishes, and ergonomic furniture.
The prestigious law firm hired HYL Architecture and Specifier MCLA who worked with Potomac Lighting and installed many of Lumetta’s Custom Shadow luminaires, including our:
Custom Shadow Surface Mounted Boxes in sizes ranging from 192 x 36 x 10, 180 x 36 x 10, 132 x 36 x 10, and 96 x 36 x 10.
The firm also chose to utilize our Custom Shadow Surface Mount Drums in 84 x 10, and 72 x 10, as well as our Custom Shadow Box Pendant in 96 x 36 x 10. They additionally elected to install our industrial metal cage light—Reveal., aptly named for the open framework that flaunts the inner workings and filament bulb.
The installation of the many Lumetta Shadow Drum fixtures made for a beautiful visual symphony with their juxtaposition of translucent shades layered over our diffusing Lumenate® shades. The double layered shades create a vivid yet subtle lighting effect, while the Reveal. cage fixture offers soft bulb lighting that complements the stark metal framework and adds a rustic industrial flair–elevating the appeal of the surrounding space.
Photography by Garrett Rowland
Opened in October 2020 on the Rochester General Hospital campus, the Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care is a 7-story, 312,000-square-foot structure that is home to visionary innovation with breakthrough technology and equipment. It’s brought to life by exceptional care teams who are trained in providing the highest level of care for those who need it most.
With a new surgical care center, women’s health and newborn care suites focused on helping families grow and 36 private patient rooms per floor in their medical, surgical and oncology care areas, they’re enhancing lives and preserving health in a place built for the future of healthcare as well as their community.
The design team collaborated on the conception of the interior décor and lighting options for the four new family lounges, and Architect Clark Patterson Lee Rochester specified Lumetta’s highly regarded 23” surface mounted drum pendants. The luminaires were chosen in direct response to Lumetta’s reputation within the lighting industry as well as the pendant’s proficiency in dispersing up and down lighting delicately and exquisitely, enveloping the surroundings in a warm and peaceful atmosphere.
By utilizing Lumetta’s clean-lined drum pendants, fashioned from our proprietary antimicrobial Lumenate®, the designers were able to play up the soft amber hue and create the perfect addition to blanket the space. The execution of the project allowed for a calm ambient light setting that met the comfort of patients and their families.
Lumetta’s Echo and Shadow Pendants are Central to The Flower Mound Public Library
The Flower Mound Public Library reopened after doubling in size to better meet the needs of the town’s growing population.
Just 20 years old, the library building systems needed updating, and the growth in the area created demand for expanded space and services.
Space added on the northern side (12,035 sf) and southern side (4,126 sf) nearly doubled the original library size and included a teen lounge, digital markers’ space, additional study rooms, and small group meeting rooms, as well as a children’s story time room and a quiet reading room.
Komatsu Architecture and Hossley Lighting and Power Solutions were contracted to work on the lighting design and quickly chose Lumetta’s Echo 33” Pendant as well as the Shadow Box 27” Pendant to illuminate the public library. These unique statement lighting solutions served as the focal points within the building—not only illuminating but creating a piece of art that has a contemporary flair.
The Echo pendant represents the eye-catching combination of light + geometry + pattern, creating an ultramodern look. The fixtures deliver both illumination and texture to the space suggesting subtle movement and delivering a close encounter with the art of light.
The Shadow luminaire offers the juxtaposition of a translucent shade layered over our propriety diffusing Lumenate® shade for vivid yet subtle lighting. Our dedicated research and development team has established a foundation of versatile materials that allow enormous design potential.
Photography: Kim Smith, Hossley Lighting and Power Solutions
Menchaca Elementary School is a design-build project in Austin, Texas that opened in January 2020.
The 98,600-square-foot campus replaced a dark and badly ventilated aging campus, and evolved through an extensive process engaging teachers, parents, and students. One of the first design-build public K-12 schools in Austin, Menchaca Elementary School was originally conceived as a single building with interior circulation. However, with extensive community engagement, which included a Campus Architectural Team and current students, the design led to three separate buildings surrounding a courtyard brimming with oak trees.
Menchaca Principal Eliza Loyola describes the school as an “industrial modern campus with a lot of natural elements.” The exteriors are steel and gray, with a focus on nature around the campus.
The two main buildings are linked by covered walkways to a shared, two-story library and media center with makerspaces and quiet study areas. Teaming and collaboration spaces are conveniently located throughout the campus, and include four “learning villages”–groupings of studio spaces and meeting areas.
“The learning village is a really unique concept that Austin ISD is implementing,” stated LPA Design Director of K-12, Kate Mraw. “Each of the learning villages includes studios, collaboration space, and small group rooms, all with transparent or operable connections to each other, where students can create their own learning experiences.”
When the architectural designers established their specifications for Menchaca’s perfect lighting solutions, Lumetta’s L2 Tapered Acoustic Pendants were the product of choice. The cone shaped lights were selected for use throughout the school’s interconnecting hallways.
The juxtaposition of brightly colored antimicrobial Lumenate® interior diffusers, such as turquoise “Caribbean”, bright “Sunflower”, vibrant “Orange”, and mysterious “Pomegranate” against the aluminum exterior diffusers provides for an understated yet bold modern look and washes the space in a wide arc of light.
The pendants hold a universal aesthetic appeal and captivate the children with their wild and whimsical colors. As an added bonus, the fixtures also keep the noise level down with their sound absorbing acoustic felt outer shades. With the harmonious blend of form and function, Lumetta’s L2 Tapered Acoustic Pendants prove 1 + 1 equals 10!
For more information about our L2 Tapered Acoustic Pendants, please see: https://lumetta.com/collection/acoustic/
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