St. Mary’s Abbey Church, Newark, NJ
This quiet Abbey unobtrusively retrofitted and restored its incandescent lighting system with LED to better serve its mission within this multi-use space. Simultaneously, they increased illumination levels, reduced utility and maintenance costs.
Their old lighting system failing, it had become increasingly difficult to find replacement components for incandescent quartz fixtures and controls. Rambusch was asked to retrofit the existing lighting fixtures and to help coordinate a new dimming system.
Education is the Abbey’s mission, so the facility had to accommodate the daily uses of the church for the Benedictine Monks in residence, and the needs of the Parish.
By removing a good number of fixtures, Rambusch also removed the disabling glare, which had been created by adding layer upon layer of lights over the years. In addition, new accent and uplighting was incorporated provide more dramatic and inspiring illumination, while bringing the spirit of the architecture to life.