The Pay n Take Bar
located in Flagstaff, AZ was an interior lighting glare bomb. Robert
Tant was hired to give a fresh look to the 960 sq. ft. space while
working within a very tight budget. RTLD recommended some paint color
changes as well as new lighting for the space.
There are two custom
lighting fixtures introduced designed and built by RTLD. One "the wheel
light and the other "the brake light" were assembled from used mountain
bike parts. The wheel lights have Frisbee golf discs attached to bottom
and accent lighted from above. The bar is a well know bicyclist's hang
out in Flagstaff. The "brake lights are brake disc rotors which have a
tubular lamp positioned down the middle. Both fixtures give a general
ambiance to the space while giving identity to the biking community.
The energy use
was reduced by over 2000 watts after removing thirty five old school 65
watt R-40 lamps. See the before pictures below. The beer cases which
hold about 100 types of beer were illuminated with ten 85 watt T-12 HO
Lamps. These were replaced with linear waterproof 25 watt LED strip
lights mounted in place of the fluorescents, an added savings of 650
watts. Now the case lighting is completely concealed from view. The
HVAC duct work served as a perfect place to conceal a series of
inexpensive RGB LED waterproof strip lights mounted indirectly aimed at
the repainted ceiling. Bringing color into the environment gives a
certain energy to the small space.