The UniColor was recently used to update the entire house lighting for Ascension of Our Lord, a 110 year old church out of Louisiana. Mega-Lite dealer Doug Thorpe of Wyndchaser installed the fixtures with warm white LEDs to replace the building’s old halogen lighting.
A total of 25 fixtures were installed in the ceiling throughout the front end of the church. Thorpe chose the UniColor because of the ability to tailor the fixture to his needs. He purchased units with two different housing colors and a few different beam angles. Fixtures with black housings were installed in areas where it was very dark and white housings in areas where they would blend in with architecture better. The silent feature was also important when selecting UniColor since any sound produced would be amplified by their location in the ceiling.
The installation is going to bring huge energy savings to the church by replacing halogen lighting with LED fixtures. Thorpe programmed the units to remain turned off while not in use, adding another component to the energy savings.
Thorpe was presented with some challenges that he was able to overcome with the UniColor since it is offered with or without wireless DMX. Thorpe installed the lights in seven zones – the first light in each zone had wireless DMX and the rest were wired. Thorpe achieved cost savings by only ordering wireless DMX in fixtures where it was necessary, while also being able to achieve his goals.
The UniColor is a customizable LED fixture that maximizes a single color. The housing color, LED color, beam angle and DMX input can all be tailored to the customers’ needs. There are over 200 housing colors the UniColor comes in. The fixture is built and powered coated by Mega Systems staff in its home office in San Antonio.