Z Gallerie, a Los Angeles-based retailer specializing in exclusive home furnishings, art and accessories, underwent a lighting upgrade recently, involving elite, specification-grade LED lamps from Solais Lighting.
“We wanted to go green in our stores and were using outdated 60-90 Watt halogen PAR38 floodlights that ran very hot,” shared Jane Sullivan, Construction Manager for Z Gallerie, of the 300-350 lamps used in each of their 10,000 square-foot stores. “This put a strain on our air conditioning systems,” she said. “In addition, their lifespan was an issue, and they created a maintenance nightmare.”
“From a technical perspective,” confirmed Courtney Rondon, Z Gallerie’s Director of Visual Merchandising, “lighting is critical to our brand. Our stores display a variety of metals, glass, textiles, and other materials, and we need the tone of the light to be complementary to the merchandise.”
Following discussions to determine their best lighting solution with Lara Cordell, LC, LEED AP, and Director of Technology/National Account Executive at Wiedenbach Brown, Z Gallerie’s distributor of record, the team opted for two different lamp types from Stamford, CT-based Solais Lighting. Following their upgrade to LEDs, Z Gallerie has reduced energy consumption and costs from lighting by as much as 75%.
Lighting Manufacturer: Solais Lighting
Photographer: Keith Carter
Lighting Solutions Provider: Wiedenbach Brown