YSU Finds Creative Inspiration in Lumetta’s Illumination of Seminar RoomJuly 2022

Ohio’s Youngstown State University is a student-centered university, providing innovative lifelong learning opportunities that inspire individuals, enhance futures, and enrich lives.

The University recently remodeled their Kilcawley Center‘s Ohio Room (now designated the “Attorney Daniel L. Rossi Room”). The space offers an open floor plan that is perfect for seating up to 200 people for small seminars, banquets, and conferences.

The original venue was dark and slightly somber, therefore resident architect Summer Barker, who specializes in interior and sustainable design, was tasked with working within the limitations of the unusually low ceiling. Because Barker was unable to access this ceiling space, she opted for the installation of sixteen of Lumetta’s large 48” OD x 8” H Modified Drum Pendants to illuminate the space.

The fixtures utilized DL25 Celest Grey Design Lumenate® diffusers, influenced by the latest interior design and fashion trends. The pendant frames were finished in Power Coat White, with white acrylic top lenses and etched white acrylic bottom lenses. The specification of these large luminaires in juxtaposition with the low ceiling made for a bold and beautiful statement.

Because the lack of access into the ceiling made dimming difficult, it was decided that Lumetta’s LED lamping in conjunction with wireless Bluetooth controlled dimming would be the perfect solution to illuminate the multi-use room properly.

Lumetta was the manufacturer of choice for their fixture flexibility, ease of wireless dimming, and infinite Lumenate® and Design Lumenate® options, earmarking their products as the lighting solution that would address any concerns.

The project was extremely successful and the completed installation’s appeal and functionality were well received by the university’s faculty and students.

Specifying Agency: Jack Duff and Associates