Romans 5:8 says: "God helps those who help themselves." And when dark skies necessitate the need for church and worship outdoor lighting, Lord knows there’s only one professional to call. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay.
So when a repeat client of ours, who just happened to be a church in Seffner, Florida realized that these earlier evening hours were becoming a problem, they again called us.
These dark nights were proving to be a visual obstacle for both the clergy and the congregation in entering and exiting the church grounds, so the church took matters into their own hands.
They proactively “helped themselves” by contacting the area’s expert evening hours illumination expert -- Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay to shed some much needed light on this dilemma.
PATHWAY LIGHTING FOR SAFETY AND UPLIGHTING
Starting at the ground level, our world famous copper pathlights were installed strategically along pathways to the church and adjacent building from the illuminated parking lot to ensure better visibility after sunset.
Truth be told, our design team specified three different low voltage outdoor path lights to achieve the look and functionality that met the desired goals for this commercial outdoor lighting project.
For soft, direct downward light, our BB-07 LED Slider outdoor lights were installed when no side casting or upward illumination was wanted.
For downward light with a bit of side casting light (to highlight shrubbery around the exterior walls and emphasize the architectural edges of the church), both our BB-07F LED High Output and BB-075F LED pathway lights were used.
But our evening safety and beautification design plan didn’t stop there.
For outdoor lighting on the church itself, we chose uplighting to showcase the majestic palm trees that surrounded the church exterior, as well as our well lights to illuminate the exterior church walls.
To highlight the palm trees, our designers chose our Belmont and Boca brass outdoor lighting fixtures.
Our Belmont is often used in our custom design plans to accent cherished outdoor scenes. It features an adjustable shroud to achieve the perfect beam spread and to control glare. Complemented with a tempered glass convex lens, the Belmont mounting options are versatile with their heavy-duty composite stake. To cast its energy efficient glow, it features a warm-white MR8 LED.
Similarly, our Boca outdoor light exterior housing is hand-crafted from solid brass with a decorative ribbed finish. Its tempered glass convex lens casts a gentle, even light, perfect for hallowed worship grounds. The “lock-and-load” shroud features double O-rings for durability and the mounting options include a heavy- duty composite stake. For displays of light, it accommodates numerous MR16 LED lamp options with various light qualities.
For uplighting the exterior church walls, we used our trustworthy and ever popular BB-03A and BB-03F LED well lights. Cleverly designed by our in-house professional lighting experts, they provide a strong light display while remaining practically unnoticeable. A win/win.
ANSWERING THE CALL TO PROVIDE LIGHT FOR EVEN THE DARKEST NIGHTS
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay delivers professional results every time! Our experience, professionalism and design expertise provides solutions to fit your church or worship center’s specific needs. Contact us today to learn more.
Robert van der Putten, owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay