small restaurant located inside the River port casino, (above) most of the lighting in the
courtyard styled dinning area (above) is achieved by the use of surface
mounted MR16 fixtures. Outdoor landscape type low wattage adjustable fixtures
are mounted to a wood slate ceiling operated by remote transformers. With only a very
small budget for lighting, this approach was utilized for economy. The versatility of
the MR 16 source enables good control , brightness intensity, beam spread and filtering.
This became much more important when the dimming system was deleted. The fixtures are
minimal in size and are inconspicuous. Wall mounted Italian glass sconce's are added
for atmosphere. Intense accents on the dormant trees are added for
enhancing a rustic
atmosphere giving texture to the space.