ILD just completed a retrofit LED festoon cove lighting installation in River Oaks. We replaced approximately 220 incandescent festoon lamps with a revolutionary type of new LED lamp made by Phantom Lighting.
The location of the upgrade was a formal dining room that had a domed ceiling. Cove lights had already been installed around the perimeter of the ceiling. The cove lighting warmly rendered the faint rose tint of the ceiling in a way that previously could only be produced by incandescent lamps.
The client was seeking to eliminate the cost of constant lamp replacement, high power costs, and added heat load. They wanted to be reassured that the newer technology LEDs would be as bright as or brighter than what they had. They also needed to see the same warm color tone as their familiar Incandescent lamps. They wanted their new led lamps to work with their dimmer controls, and they ask us to assure them that no transformers or home wiring would have to be reworked in the process.
We found LED festoon lamps through a local manufacturer of specialty lighting that not only met, but exceeded all of these expectations.
First, the new lamps fitted seamlessly into the existing cove lighting fixtures, thus saving the homeowner considerable upgrade costs. No replacement of existing linear cove lighting fixtures were necessary. No rewiring was needed for the home control system, either.
Operating at 2700K, the LED upgrades were the precise color temperature necessary to produce the desired lighting effects.
The retrofitted lamps also feature a lamp life of 50,000 hours
, compared to the much shorter lamp life of 7,000 hours characteristic of incandescents. These lamps will not need to be replaced anytime soon.
This saves the homeowner both equipment and labor costs that continually accrue through ongoing replacement of burned out incandescent bulbs.
The new LED festoons also increased the brightness of the entire cove lighting system by 30 percent while simultaneously maintaining dimmability.
This allowed the homeowner to now use the cove lights as a form of indirect lighting without sacrificing their obvious decorative benefits.
We also decreased the power consumption of the system from 1034 watts to only h 259 watts. This represents a direct reduction of home electrical usage, which in turn creates a savings factor on the light bill.
The LED festoons installed by ILD eliminated 3530 BTUs of heat that were being generated by the incandescent light bulbs. Eliminating this heat altogether represented a serious decrease in cooling costs.
Overall, our work not only met client expectations, but exceeded them on many different counts. We are now upgrading their cabinet lights with LED lamps.
This fusion of the technical and the aesthetic is the forte of Illuminations Lighting and Design
. As this case history demonstrates, our retrofits always bring multiple functional and financial benefits to the pragmatically minded Houston homeowner.
At the same time, they are always performed, to some degree or the other, with and artistic intention. This ensures that interior architecture, interior design, fine furniture, and fine art is clearly visible in the best possible light once our work is done.
If you are interested in receiving a quote for updating your xenon or incandescent cove lighting to energy saving LED festoon lamps, please give us a call at 713-863-1133 or online using our request a quote link.