Westwood High School Auditorium’s Transformation

In 2017, Westwood had 60 RETRO-Classic™ 700s at 3000K and 14 RETRO-Classic™ 150s at 3000K installed. It has been a “night and day change” according to Jill Maurer, Systems Design Engineer. “It is so bright in that auditorium now.”…

New Coat of Paint and Seats? No—New Lights

Fairfax High School originally had 500watt E11 Mini Candelabras, and they replaced all 105 units with 3000K RETRO-Classic™ 500 E11 mini candelabras with short reflectors. They dim on ETC dimming system Sensor 3 Dimmer Rack. The school went from using 500 watts to 49 watts per unit, over 90% reduction in power. 52,500 watts down to 5,145 watts instead! Replacing with The RETRO-Classic also increased the light quality in the room by 30-40%. This is assuming the auditorium was fully lamped, as their previous lamps would start to go out after only 2-3 months of use…

Northern Virginia High School Shines a Little Light on the Subject

Falls Church High School in Northern Virginia has a robust performing arts program between theatre, band, orchestra, choir, guitar & music theory. The auditorium was built in the 1960s, and since it is such a widely used space between extracurricular activities and school events, it was important to have a nice, bright space, as well as save on energy being used…