PROJECT TYPE : Retrofit
BUILDING TYPE : Municipal
LOCATION : Roseville, CA
MFG AGENT : Rea Lighting
DISTRIBUTOR : Graybar
ESCO : TMG Energi Solutions
PHOTOGRAPHER : Matthew Sallee
The South Placer County Santucci Justice Center is one of the most technically advanced, cutting edge justice centers, especially in architectural design. When it came time to upgrade its lighting system to LED, it was important to maintain the clean and modern aesthetic look and feel originally envisioned and delivered by the Architects.As noted by Edward V. Mazyck, Jr., Principal of TMG Energi Solutions,Inc, “As we researched for LED solutions that would complement the existing architectural design and aesthetics, we found the perfect application in the TerraLUX LED retrofit products. TerraLux products provided for longer operating life which allowed us to dramatically lower the maintenance intervals of replacing the existing lighting system as well as solved a major problem by being able to modify the existing fixtures in place rather than having to perform major renovations. We fabricated custom retrofit kits for the TerraLUX LED light engines which allowed us to use the existing fixture housing and trim. In addition to preserving the beauty of the Justice Center, we were able to reduce the lighting wattage by 62% and provide our clients with a solution that will last for many years to come.”
Over 500 TerraLUX products were installed in downlights throughout the courthouse lobby, stairwells, and common areas. As sections of the interior retrofit was performed and completed each night, the Justice Center personnel were asked the next day how they felt about the new lighting and all the responses were highly favorable.
On the exterior of the Justice Center, lamp and ballast maintenance cycles were cut short as well when TMG illuminated the front walkway with TerraLUX MR16B LED spot engines. Now the lights come on at dusk and turn off at dawn, and regular scissor-lift replacement is a thing of the past.
The end result is delivering a more energy efficient, lower maintenance building, illuminated by TerraLUX LED solutions, while maintaining the original architectural design and aesthetics.