Pittsburgh, PA

Spectrum Lighting Inc recently contributed to the Pittsburgh based children’s museum, MuseumLab, which is located within the historic Carnegie Free Pittsburgh library, built in 1886.

Spectrum Lighting was brought in to assist with this project by Tim Leonard at LaFace and McGovern in coordination with Koning Eizenberg Architecture. Much of the original architecture remains intact- including columns, arches, floor, and bricks. It was important for Spectrum Lighting to add contemporary designs that enhanced the rugged yet ornate architecture, while still being functional.

The electrical engineers at Iams Consulting and lighting designers at LAM Partners requested HK Xicato 98CRI LED modules for all track lighting.

Spectrum’s Euro Series track fixtures, STT3XT and STT4XT, met all criteria with multiple HK options, 83 and 89 CRI, and Quick Twist optics for field adjustment. These track fixtures were primarily used in the Grable Gallery which features an architectural rope climbing structure designed for children.

In the Studio Lab, Make Lab, and Manchester Academic Charter School classroom “The ALDDH22LX high bays were selected because of the clean, smooth lines on the housing and they wanted an industrial feel in that high open ceiling area – again Spectrum fit the bill with the many options available for those product lines.” According to Tim Leonard. Spectrum’s aluminum Lumen Max high bays have a contemporary design, with a retention ring that absorbs shock and impacts- great for environment with high activity.

Spectrum’s Schoolhouse Shade has a classic RLM look and was utilized in the open space foyer and were pendant mounted for stability. It provided modern illuminated LED lighting, with a vintage style. While the SJ1GV, part of Spectrum’s RLM Subway Line series was utilized in the Chromatic Passage for a true industrial feel with the fixtures wire guard and exposed brick walls.

Spectrums products were chosen not only for their functionality and appearance but also their price point. Tim Leonard emphasized “having a very competitive price helped to get the budget in line and make the overall project a success”.