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Creative Electrician Puts Luxury Spin on Vapor Tight Light Fixture

By Heather Asiyanbi June 30, 2014 2349 Views No comments

A blurry photo and a little imagination can go a long way toward creating an industrial-style light for a luxury loft apartment.

Electrician Marco Desrochers in Providence, RI, was asked to recreate a light fixture for a tenant at Rising Sun Mills, a mixed use development of loft apartments, commercial and retail spaces.

“They took this photo in a restaurant of the light fixture made with Unistrut®, pipe and vapor tight light fixtures,” he said. “They wanted one so I made one it for their apartment.”

Desrochers used vapor tight light fixtures offered by e-conolight, a piece of Unistrut® and various sized wires and cables to create a mirror image of the restaurant fixture. He even spray-painted all the metal parts to blend in with the exposed metal duct work running the length of the unit.

The recreation of this fixture wasn't the first time Desrochers put his skill and creativity to work using products offered by e-conolight and probably won't be the last.

"The tenant and apartment management were really pleased with this fixture," he said. "E-conolight has a great selection of products that are versatile at good prices."

Marco's Vaportight DIY

Loft Apartments Get LED Lighting Upgrade

By Heather Asiyanbi April 18, 2014 3008 Views No comments

Rising Sun Mills apartments in Providence, RI, are modern urban loft spaces getting a new look with PAR track lighting offered by e-conolight and LED lamps provided by the local utility company.

Not only will the new lighting scheme keep units bright on even the darkest days, the combination of e-conolight’s best-sellingPAR track lirghting track fixture with an LED lamp will also save management and tenants on energy bills.

Lead Electrician Marco Desrochers is charged with leading the installation, and he said the apartments have large windows so there’s plenty of natural light. But, because there are few overhead light fixtures, the units can feel too dark when the weather is overcast. 

He is putting up four-foot lengths of track in both the living space and bedroom of each apartment. 

“These apartments show best on sunny days, but we can’t always get those so overhead lighting is very important,” he said.

Mark Van Noppen agreed. He is co-founder of Armory Revival Company, parent company of Rising Sun Mills.

"There is a bright, warm feeling now so, even in the winter when it's dark by 4 p.m., residents get a homey feeling," he stated.

Desrochers recommended track lighting to Van Noppen because of its flexibility, he added. The PAR30 75W max rear-loading Gimbal Ring track heads will be fitted onto the track feeds to allow for track heads to be added or removed as needed. Each fixture will be outfitted with a 75W equivalent LED lamp provided by RISE Engineering and National Grid for bright light and energy cost savings.

Van Noppen is happy with both the way the light fixtures look and the way they brighten up the spaces.

"These are loft-style apartments with big walls for big paintings and interesting art, and the new fixtures wash the walls perfectly," he added.

The plan, Van Noppen and Desrochers noted, is to keep installing track lighting as units rollover from one tenant to the next.

"We'll probably do 10 or 15 units a year," Desrochers estimated. "They really do make a big difference by highlighting the great features of these apartments."