Even though outdoor is a very prominent part of the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives(OLP) of Colorado name, we are oftentimes asked to participate in interior lighting projects as well due to our expertise. OLP of Colorado recently completed such a project at the Willow Creek II Clubhouse in Centennial where new LED fixtures were installed in the main clubhouse area, kitchen, and restroom. Read all about it in our company’s PRESS RELEASE!
The homeowners wanted to have more light at the table level in the main clubhouse area for meetings and events, and they wanted a lighting technology that was more energy efficient. OLP of Colorado recommended the Designers Fountain Castello family of fixtures – a contemporary design with a Spanish flair.
In the medium and large chandeliers, the new Philips SlimStyle 10.5W dimmable LED bulb (60W incandescent equivalent) was installed. Even though the bulb is shaped like a large lollipop, it provides 360-degree lighting. And with the dimming capabilities, the overhead lighting can be dimmed for those evening Denver Broncos games or brightened during meetings.
Since the clubhouse was constructed in the ’80s, the overhead lighting in the main clubhouse consisted primarily of track lighting – one of the fads of that decade. Although the track lights had been directed downward, they provided insufficient lighting to read a book or eat a meal. In addition, the track lighting did not illuminate the soaring cathedral ceilings – so the interior space from the floor to the ceiling was just plain dark. Contrast this lighting effect with the new lighting that provides additional indirect lighting that bounces downward from the ceiling. By the way, the before photo is actually in color – but the space appears to be flat and monotone. That’s what happens to objects and colors in subdued light – everything becomes gradations of gray to black.
So which space do you feel is more inviting? We’ll be posting more pictures of this project on our OLP of Colorado website in the near future.
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