Community Presbyterian Church Shines Even Brighter With Our RETRO-Fusion™ Series

Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration, Florida has over 800 members. With multiple worship services during the week and a busy line-up of events, the church found the existing incandescent halogen bulbs inadequate. Carter Wanzek, Technical Director and a former stagehand for 5 to 6 years, was kind enough to speak with us about how they came to choose the RETRO series.

“The halogen bulbs were getting so hot that they were melting into the sockets, even in the middle of service. We would occasionally hear a ‘pop,’ look over, and the light in that area was gone. The appeal of LED retrofits was a “no-brainer” and drew us to purchasing twenty-three of Canto USA’s RETRO-Fusion™ 500s.”

Updating of the auditorium was great because of the power savings of LED, longer lasting light, perfect fit into existing sockets, and better light coverage spread across the sanctuary floor. The pendants, pictured below, are 20-25 feet off the ground. Community Presbyterian members noticed how much brighter the lights were, and how much easier it is to see everyone in the room.

Community Presbyterian Church RETRO-Fusion™ Install

Retro Fusion Community Presyterian Church 2
Retro Fusion Community Presyterian Church 3
Retro Fusion Community Presyterian Church 1

“The church staff and members are pleased with their new lights.”

RETRO-Fusion™ – Lighter & Smaller

Retro Fusion 500 Product Photo 1

With the RETRO-Fusion being lighter and lower profile, along with a beveled top edge, it is able to squeeze into more shallow fixtures without having the lens protrude from the front of the trim ring. That reduces any type of glare. This new design opens up more opportunities and applications.

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Which RETRO is Right for You?

CantoUSA recently added the RETRO-Fusion™ series to our RETRO family of products. We are excited to be able to offer more choices of retrofits for your venues’ needs. All RETROs have a few things in common, such as: smooth dimming (0-100%, flicker-free), interchangeable optics, ability to be customized, and wide variety of color LEDs. The main differences between models are primarily the form factor.

RETRO-Classic™ – Flexibility & Customization

Spec Retro Classic 500

The RETRO-Classic is our original and most customizable RETRO in the entire RETRO family. They are heavier than the Fusion, yet lighter than Passive.

RETRO-Passive® – Absolute Silence

Spec Retro Passive 500

Being fanless, the RETRO-Passive is perfect for sound-sensitive spaces like museums and concert halls. They also have heavier heat sinks to compensate for not having active cooling.

RETRO-Fusion™ – Lighter & Smaller

Retro Fusion 500 Product Photo 1

With the RETRO-Fusion being lighter and lower profile, along with a beveled top edge, it is able to squeeze into more shallow fixtures without having the lens protrude from the front of the trim ring. That reduces any type of glare. This new design opens up more opportunities and applications.

We hope this helps highlight some of the differences between each RETRO design. If you have any questions or would like to see the new design in action, feel free to reach out to one of our factory representatives. We would be more than happy to assist!

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The RETRO Gets RE-vamped: Introducing The RETRO-Fusion™ Series

Marietta, GA — At USITT 2019, Canto USA gave a preview of our RETRO-Fusion™ series. The RETRO-Fusion series consists of RETRO-Fusion in 150, 300, 500, and 700 configurations, as well as the NEW RETRO 1000 Fusion, which has 10,000+ lumens of power at 90 watts.

“It was time for the RETRO aesthetics to start matching its sleek performance, with the idea of them opening up to new applications,” Brian Moon, VP of Research and Development said of the new product line.

Positive Customer Impact

The RETRO-Fusions are lower profile, have all the same customization features as the RETRO-Classic™ and RETRO-Passive® lines (Passives are fan-less, however), will fit into smaller cans, and will expand a range of new applications for Canto USA’s RETROs. RETRO-Fusions will help bridge the gap between 700 and 1000 watt tungsten lamps.

RETRO-Fusion Series Availability

The RETRO-Fusion Series is now available for shipping.

The Retro Fusion Series

About CantoUSA

Founded in 2013, Canto USA is a manufacturer of houselight retrofits and followspots. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to our mission: “Our customers come first. In order to do this, we continuously train our team on the latest trends and needs of the industry, while at the same time becoming a trendsetter in the development of new products and technology that no other company has available.” 

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