ST. MARIA GORETTI – MADISON
For more than 15 years, parish members gathered under distracting and spotty lighting. High wattage quartz cylinders suffered overheating and premature burnout almost faster than maintenance could relamp.
The new lighting is both simple and stunning. Dual lighting sources combine efficient Ceramic Metal Halide for high illuminance, and dimmable quartz for intimate illuminance, to provide even and controllable options for parishioners. Minimalist suspended rings of track emphasize the circle as a representative bridge between the circle of the Altar wall and rose window. All other fixtures appear hidden due to mountings on the far side of the large beams.
The altar wall and statue’s colored glow once required 16 fixtures but now requires only 4 through the use of color changers. The Crucifix’s symbolic shadows were enhanced to be even more pronounced. Upon completion, the new lighting system provides ultimate flexibility, leaving the parish with a greatly improved worship space.