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AEC Uses Lumentalk to Revive Historic Building
AEC Uses Lumentalk to Revive Historic Building  
16/10/14 | 10:04 AM

American Energy Care (AEC), an energy efficiency firm offering turnkey technological solutions, has partnered with Lumenpulse to revitalize the 112-year-old 90 State Street building in Albany. AEC utilized Lumenpulse Lumentalk technology and luminaires to give the lobby a modern, versatile LED lighting system, transforming the 14,000 square foot space into a multi-functional banquet hall for the 21st century.

Lumentalk is a patented technology that enables digital control of LED lighting over AC power lines, making it unnecessary to install new cables for data. The technology allowed AEC to seamlessly upgrade the 90 State Street lobby to digital controls and LED lighting – without expensive and intrusive re-wiring, disruptions or remodeling. 

“The building needed a solution that would cut both energy and maintenance costs, while dramatically improving the flexibility and “look” of the space, and being able to install Lumentalk achieved that,” said Jamie Thompson, AEC President and CEO. “Because of the historic nature of the space we faced numerous wiring limitations and structural issues, and this technology made the conversion process simpler and much more cost effective. That modernization, along with other energy and control improvements, made the project a success,” Thompson said. 

AEC replaced original 1000W HID metal halide lamps with 100W Lumentalk-enabled Lumenbeam Grande Color Changing luminaires. The switch cut overall power consumption in the massive space by more than 40,000 watts, and gave the hall the ability to change the color of the room for different events.

“Lumentalk is a gateway to modern lighting and control systems, and 90 State Street is a great example of its impact,” said Francois-Xavier Souvay, President and CEO at Lumenpulse. “By converting to LED lighting and digital control, they’ve increased overall efficiency and flexibility, allowing the banquet hall to host a large variety of events. More importantly, it’s given this grand, historic space a whole new lease on life,” he said.

The banquet hall at 90 State Street is owned and operated by catering company Mazzone Hospitality.

Click here to read the case study for 90 State Street.