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Focus Lighting Office

Focus Lighting Office

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    For its new office, Focus Lighting joined three separate buildings on West 116th Street, giving the lighting firm a unique storefront and street presence on a busy Harlem thoroughfare (bottom right). With ample space, the new office has room for an informal staff meeting-lunch area (top right) and a double-height mock-up area that, by all accounts, can function as a small black box theater (far left). Natural light permeates the space thanks to a system of 45 tubular skylights. Electric light sources are used to supplement the natural light in the work area, which brings the staff of 25 together in one space as opposed to the seven different areas, as when the office was divided at its former location on West 101st Street. Lighting and HVAC equipment each have their own breaker panel installed in the basement so that each load can be monitored and tracked separately via a data logger. The commercial-grade data logger is a small box measuring 5-inches-square and only cost a few hundred dollars, a small investment for the firm to track its energy use. To make sure the office design would meet the applicable energy code stipulations (90.1-2004), Focus Lighting used the COMcheck software program to make sure each space was in accordance with its interior lighting and power needs. Not only does the lighting comply, but the design is 23.9 percent better than allowable code levels.

DETAILS • Project Focus Lighting Office, New York Design Team Focus Lighting, New York (lighting designer); Paul Bennett Architects, New York (architect); DeSimone Consulting Engineers, New York (structural engineer); Guth DeConzo Consulting Engineers, New York (mechanical engineer) Photographer J.P. Lira/Focus Lighting, New York Project Size 8,334 square feet Construction Cost $800,000 (total), $95/square foot Lighting Cost $65,000 (total), $7.80/square foot Watts per Square Foot 1.3

Manufacturers / Applications

Belfer Two-lamp recessed wallwash fixtures, half with LEDs and half with 20W MR16 lamps • Edge Lighting Phi ProAim trackhead on monorail track with 20W MR16 • Edison Price Recessed downlights with 23W CFL PAR style lamp • Juno Lighting Group Undercabinet light with 20W halogen bi-pin lamps • Lightolier Alcyon trackheads on current-limited track with 20W MR16 lamp to accent artwork •Lithonia Lighting RT5 2-foot by 2-foot direct-indirect fluorescent with 3500K T5 lamps • Louis Poulsen Surface-mounted decorative fixture with 23W CFL lamp • Lucifer Lighting Recessed adjustable accent light with 20W MR16 lamp • Solatube International 14-inch tubular skylight with custom-designed socket assembly to hold 23W 3500K CFL lamp • WattStopper Occupancy sensors system