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IES Illumination Award of Merit

Manning Lighting congratulates Kristin Raduenz, LC on receiving a 2020 IES Illumination Award of Merit for her work on a lighting upgrade at Bay View High School Auditorium in Milwaukee. Raduenz selected Manning Lighting to improve the efficiency and performance of the auditorium’s 1920s-era house lights by retrofitting them with state-of-the-art LED components, including using Cree COB LED arrays and eldoLED DMX drivers.


The 1920s-era house lights in the auditorium were dirty, damaged, and had to be painstakingly lowered to change the incandescent bulbs. As part of a comprehensive lighting upgrade, Manning transported the fixtures to their factory in Sheboygan, removed a substantial amount of dirt and debris, and outfitted them with five COB arrays, heat sinks, a wide-beam reflector that illuminates the inner prismatic glass shade, and replacement glass panels.


The result is light levels several times what they were previously, almost zero maintenance, and most importantly, fixtures that do justice to the gorgeous auditorium’s art-deco style architecture.

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