Oakland, N.J.-based lighting manufacturer Amerlux has donated $20,000 worth of its high-end LED track lighting solution to the “Never Built New York” installation at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows, New York.
The “Never Built New York” display invites visitors to discover the alternative paths New York City might have taken based on original prints, drawings, and models of architectural projects that were never realized. To turn the exhibit into reality, Amerlux was asked to deliver a premium lighting solution that dramatically reduced energy consumption without sacrificing quality or performance.
“For more than 30 years, we have listened to problems throughout the marketplace and delivered solutions,” says Amerlux CEO Chuck Campagna. “From museums to high-end retail boutiques to supermarkets, Amerlux has continued to grow by creating products that address real-world needs. We are proud to deliver a striking experience at the Queens Museum.”
To create a world-class museum experience, global architectural firm giant Gensler, which had been part of several unrealized New York City projects included in the exhibit, asked Amerlux to help. “In celebration of this inspiring exhibit, it was important for us to work with the right quality and balance of lighting,” comments Bevin Savage Yamazaki, Senior Associate at Gensler. “We wanted visitors to experience these never-before-seen drawings and models from a new perspective.”
Amerlux addressed the challenge by installing its new 48-watt SPEQ LED track heads, which feature a sleek, slim cylinder design with high beam control and use less than 10 percent of the energy consumed by the previous 500-watt quartz lamps.
Larissa Harris, who is curator for the Queens Museum, notes that Amerlux provided a great product that produced warm illumination and demanded less energy with ease of control. “Our new Amerlux LED track lights deliver lighting that allows visitors to pay attention in an extremely complex visual environment,” she remarks.