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Heritage Lighting's Far-Reaching Benefits
A holistic approach to lighting for heritage projects can create vibrant, prosperous, inclusive places for those who live and work near them. Successful lighting of our heritage buildings creates an opportunity to provide benefits in terms of social and economic value for a variety of stakeholders, from site owners to members of the local community. Among these benefits, it can enliven the urban environment for tourists and the local population, rekindle the national interest in a forgotten landmark and even unlock new commercial opportunities for the site and its neighbors. In this edition of SSL Online we take a look at a few examples of how holistic lighting can add vibrancy to heritage buildings.

Vilma Barr, Contributing Editor

Lighting a Masterwork

From its commanding view atop Fairmount on the Schuylkill River, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been a symbol of the city's cultural status and proud historical heritage since its completion in 1928. Its main physical drawback is that there are no open adjoining surfaces to adapt for expansion...


An Elegant Blend of Old and New

The $115 million restoration of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, in Baltimore, Md., painstakingly recreated the stunning interior of the original 1933 building, giving visitors today the same sense of awe and wonder people experienced in that exact space nearly 90 years ago...


Once a Hospital, Now a High-end Hotel

Public advocacy for preservation of historical structures has had a checkered history. It worked in New York City when violinist Isaac Stern and Jackie Kennedy led the reversal of a developer's proposal to tear down Carnegie Hall...


Eureka Lighting - Billie

A New, Big and Airy Luminaire

Eureka launches Billie, a new architectural family of products. Outside, Billie's volume, shape and size attracts. Inside, an unexpected central opening and curved interior astonish. The light flows on the entire inner surface of the shade for an efficient, uniform illumination. Billie provides indirect light with no diffuser. Designers can mix it up and choose from luminaires in 24”, 36” or 48” diameters to carry an aesthetic from room to room.


Landscape Forms - Typology


An illuminated beacon. Typology stick lights break from lighting tradition such that the pole itself is one solid source of light. These vertical columns of warm white light stake claim to the site, accompanying the ribbon bench across its diverse configurations, and creating prominent visual landmarks that draw people in to the site. Arranged side-by-side, stick lights can divide spaces, punctuate spaces or create virtual rooms of light. Designed by Designworks, a BMW Group Company.


ANP Lighting

Architectural Site Lighting

Since 1985, ANP Lighting has been skillfully integrating design aesthetics, engineering excellence and advanced technology to manufacture an extensive line of architectural site lighting. We design and manufacture lighting fixtures for a broad array of markets and high profile projects such as urban centers, historic neighborhood renovations, sporting venues, roadways and parking facilities, streetscapes and landscapes, shopping centers, hotels, universities, and more.


Pharos Architectural Controls

Individual Zone or Large Façade Control

Are you looking for individual fixture and zone control or for video playback over a large façade? The Pharos LPC and VLC product families get chosen for use on many different projects all over the world and are ideal for these applications. To understand the difference between the two, and just where it's appropriate to use an LPC, or when it might be best to select a VLC, watch our short explainer video.

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