Florida Chapel’s LEDs Meet Lighting Code, Video Requirements

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• Created: January 15, 2010

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VIERA, FL – Faced with a code limit of only 1.8 watts per square foot, Candela Controls, Inc. outfitted the sanctuary of Calvary Chapel Melbourne's Viera campus with 80 DL-1500 LEDs developed in partnership with Affineon Lighting. The white light LEDs are fully dimmable through a DMX control system designed, installed, configured and programmed by Candela Controls.

Because Calvary Chapel relies on a video feed for a major portion of their services, however, meeting the code limit was only one of the hurdles that needed to be met. Color temperature and the dimming properties of the system were top priorities for Calvary's video production staff.


With the DL-1500 fixture, a specific color temperature is selected when the fixtures are ordered. The color temperature of the fixtures used for Calvary Chapel is 3500 degrees Kelvin. Each fixture is individually addressed and dimmable to zero, matching a tungsten dimming curve. The properties of the LEDs also helped the chapel light its sanctuary with only 1.5 watts per square foot.


"When we learned of the opportunity to spend less over the years to come, it only made sense from a stewardship point to go with LEDs," said Dean Corns, pastor of the Viera campus, in reference to the energy savings through reduced lighting and cooling costs and also labor expenses for the long-life fixtures.


"The money that we save can be used to invest in the lives of people around the world, and I can get very excited about that," Pastor Dean said, adding that early feedback from the installed LEDs has been positive.


For more information, please visit www.candelacontrols.com.


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