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…