The hundreds of lights linked throughout the system include metal halide, low voltage MR16 and incandescent quartz PAR lamps. Almost 95% of the fixtures are track lighting. The metal halides cannot be dimmed but provide an extremely intense, energy efficient white light to span large spaces. They were used to feature the metal staircases and escalators in the atrium. The MR16s were set to wash from the center to the sides and back and forth over the denim columns to simulate motion.
Incandescent lamps, the most energy efficient when dimmed, were used throughout the space. Timeclock software that can be programmed up to a year in advance was included with the system, making lighting sequences automatic.
“Lutron’s GRAFIK Eye 4000 was the best choice for the job,” said Henderson. “There aren’t any other lighting controls for commercial installations, to my knowledge, that can handle the requirements of that space and remain both energy and cost efficient.” The light control system accomplished all the store’s goals so well that a Lutron system was installed in the New York City flagship store as well.