FEATURED PROJECT: MALIBU COUNTRY MART LIT BY SELUX DISCERA POLETOPS AND GENERAL STRUCTURES POLES
June 11, 2015
Selux and General Structures were honored to take part in the beautiful renovation of the Malibu Country Mart – a gem in the Malibu community.
MCM asked Selux to replace 2 old poles with a total of 8 clunky, glary, outdated, and energy-hungry floodlights. Now, the parking lot is lit with a fresh new look and the latest LED technology from Selux: 4 poles, each with dual-headed Selux Discera 4 LED poletops.
MCM also wanted to use as few poles as possible to light the space, and they needed banner arms for signage as well. General Structures stepped up to the challenge and produced round tapered aluminum poles up to 28 feet tall exactly to their specifications. All poles were equipped with 31” banner arms for advertising and seasonal banners.
The owners chose these products for all the right reasons including:
Dark Sky Friendly: Malibu has a very strict “zero uplight” policy. The Selux Discera 4 LED comes with IDA-Approved “Dark Sky Friendly” performance, meaning absolutely no light is directed upward toward the night sky.
Energy Savings: MCM wanted to demonstrate they were “going green” with their lighting upgrade. Each old floodlight used 400W each. The Discera, on the other hand, is only 65W. This represents over 80% energy savings from 3200W down to 520W.
Safety: A lack of parking lot safety due to dim lighting can be a major liability for a shopping center. MCM wanted to make sure the parking lot was well-lit to IES standards. The injection-molded optics placed over the LED boards on the Discera allow light to be spread much more evenly across the parking lot. Better uniformity meant the appearance of a much brighter and more visible lot.
Made in the USA:
Selux manufactures all of its products at its Union (IBEW 363) plant in Highland, NY.
General Structures designs and manufactures of their products at their corporate facilities in Warren, Michigan