Lights and lighting

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This page describes the 20% part of our lighting program that we could not address with daylighting. Daylighting included our windows and Solatubes. To get at that final 20%, and to meet lighting code, we installed low-energy lighting throughout the building. Some of this came to us used, and some was purchased new.

Repurposed lighting

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The majority of our repurposed lighting came from St. Charles School in Detroit, and was retrofitted by Chuck Langworthy of St. Michaels Electrical Engineering. A few of the fixtures came from Detroit Antique Warehouse.

New lighting

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Our new lighting fixtures came from Gasser Bush and Rejuvenation. The overhead lights in the main building have a couple of unique features. They uplight in addition to sending light down, but they also have 2 bulbs per unit, switched independently, enabling us to switch on only one light if that's all that is needed.

Emergency and exit lighting

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According to code, we were required to install exit signs, exit lighting, and emergency path lighting. All of this lighting is connected to inverters to facilitate using photovoltaic power at a later date. Dual-Lite supplied all of the exit signs and most of the exit lighting.

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