Outdoor Lighting Solution Meets Dark Sky Regulations

The KicK fixture provides the performance and aesthetics required for the project.

The KicK fixture provides the performance and aesthetics required for the project.

The City of Minnetonka, Minn., has been at the forefront of the Dark Sky discussion and taken a disciplined approach to outdoor lighting. When General Growth Properties set out to redevelop the facades at its mall property in Minnetonka, Ridgedale Center, it stipulated two key challenges for the lighting designer regarding the outdoor pedestrian entry lights. One, it had to feature a high BUG rating (backlight/uplight/glare) and two, it would have to address Dark Sky regulations.

Solution

For each of the six entries to the building, the lighting team of DLR Group, Schuler Shook and Hubbell Lighting decided that the KicK fixture from Architecture Area Lighting (AAL), a Hubbell Lighting brand, would provide the performance and aesthetics needed to be successful.

KicK features a Dark Sky approved full cutoff optic, ensuring compliance with local regulations.

KicK features a Dark Sky approved full cutoff optic, ensuring compliance with local regulations.

Benefits

The KicK features an upward angle with zero uplight. The 3,000K fixture also features a Dark Sky approved full cutoff optic, ensuring compliance with local regulations. The fully shielded optics provided the required BUG rating. And the aesthetics of KicK compliments the architect’s vision, while the performance meets the criteria. At 103 lumens per watt, General Growth Properties also receives the benefits that are associated with LED technology.

“The pedestrian post top fixtures specified for this project would have to meet some critical expectations. They had to compliment the architectural design as specified by the architect, adhere to the Dark Sky regulations set by the local government and ensure a comfortable and safe experience for our visitors. The KicK exceeded our expectations,” states General Growth Properties.

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