The close collaboration paid off when it was time for installation, which went smoothly. The result is a stunning feature that creates a formal, monumental pedestrian entrance to the fish market and serves to attract both business tenants and customers. “I was thrilled. It’s a gem. It’s iconic,” Gilmore says.
Something she could not have predicted was how well the light of the Plexineon luminaires would work within the context of all the surrounding elements.
“During design, building tenants adjacent to the entry were unknown. A Tiki bar added a lot of colored lights that reflect on the rings in a unique way,” Gilmore says. The way the Plexineon Rings interact with blue lighting along a nearby overpass is another happy surprise. “The reflections are really fun,” she adds. “The serendipitous quality of light never ceases to amaze me.”
Gilmore is glad that, once again, she turned to iLight to help make her vision reality. “iLight has always been very supportive of lighting designers. They made it easy to work with them from the very beginning. Plexineon is a playful product. I was an early adapter.”
Gilmore’s success on the project was recognized by the industry – the project won a DC, IES Illumination Award of Merit.