This especially proves true when an outdated space needs to be transformed into something entirely new. And this is exactly what the Houston International Airport, Terminal C needed for its latest transformation.
“Designed with the intent of establishing Houston International Airport as the premiere travel hub in the state of Texas, the United Airlines Terminal represents a departure from the ordinary and the launch of a new aesthetic.” – HLB Lighting Design.
The goal of the project was to modernize an existing space that embodied United’s brand and identity while providing a pleasant experience for travelers. The lighting played a vital role in creating this atmosphere.
“We were looking for something with a little ‘glitter’ and agreed on lines of discrete LEDs creating an organic ‘meandering path’ of light through the concourse.”
– Clifton Manahan, Associate Lighting Designer at HLB Lighting Design. The winding and meandering path of sparkling optics in the ceiling would guide the flow of patron traffic through the busy terminal. JLC-Tech’s T-BAR LED with white Cut-Off Reflector was selected for the space as the perfect lighting choice. The linear lighting fixtures with individual cut off reflectors provided just the right amount of sparkling illumination the designers desired for the project.
The real challenge was integrating light fixtures into a special ceiling system; the client did not want to mount anything within the ceiling panels.
With JLC-Tech’s building-integrated LED lighting product the T-BAR LED™, HLB Lighting Design was able to accomplish their client’s goal. The T-BAR LED is the only low voltage linear lighting fixture designed, approved and patented to replace the cross members in a suspended ceiling system. Because it integrates directly into the ceiling grid becoming a certified part of the ceiling assembly, the T-BAR LED reduces installation costs, resolves plenum space issues, and minimizes construction waste.
No standard ceiling tiles need to be cut when installing the T-BAR LED. Therefore, the uninterrupted ceiling panels create a uniform design, optimizing sound absorption and light reflection. Lighting layouts are easy and flexible, resulting in even illumination and the ability to achieve the desired foot candles.
When all was complete, the concourse was transformed into a sleek and modern environment consistent with United’s brand and inviting to travelers.
The founders of JLC-Tech LLC have more than 40 years of combined experience in the international lighting industry and business management. JLC-Tech designs and manufacturers lighting products utilizing LED technology, while abandoning tired and overused standards for light fixture design. JLC-Tech is dedicated to maximizing the energy saving qualities of LED's and marrying them to modern, creative and structurally integrated designs for commercial spaces. The T-BAR LED is a step into the future, changing the way we illuminate our spaces, and improving the world in which we live, work and play.