Illuminating a large-scale art installation made of precast limestone comes with its challenges, however. In order to successfully integrate lighting within the precast limestone and hide all wiring for a seamless look, Bodnar and his team had to specify the perfect luminaire—one with a very small profile and grazing optics.
“We were limited by size and what could safely fit in the precast,” Bodnar said. “We also had a very small range of space between the face of the wall and where the luminaire could be housed. That produced a huge challenge with what optics could be applied and still be able to light the entire wall. After some trial and error and a physical mock-up, we determined that the Luminii Kendo RM Wet Luminaire with the Grazer Optic was the perfect product for the project.”
Bodnar and his team coordinated integrated channels within the precast caps to run the wiring. They also utilized larger openings in the sides of the precast for wire connections. The Luminii Kendo RM Wet Luminaire with the Grazer Optic’s small profile made this lighting technique possible, resulting in elegant walls and hidden wires for a clean, elevated look.
“The product lengths were customizable enough to meet the varying sizes of each portion of precast,” Bodnar said. “There were also mounting options that were perfectly suited for our product conditions. Between housings, lumen output and even color, there always seems to be a solution for a unique problem within the Luminii Kendo RM Wet product line.”
Ryan Poulsen, a lighting agent with Leesman Lighting, collaborated with Bodnar to illuminate “Art Climb.” Poulsen recommended Luminii and its Kendo line for a number of reasons.
“Luminii’s product line consists of high-quality, minimalist and clean line products that perform at a high level,” Poulsen said. “This simplicity separates Luminii from the rest by fabricating limitless installation possibilities. I am a big fan of the Kendo family. There is just so much versatility in this lineup.”