Commercial real estate company incorporates Architectural Area Lighting's KicK LED fixtures in outdoor project

Oct. 31, 2016
Challenge: The City of Minnetonka, Minnesota, has been at forefront of the Dark Sky discussion and taken a disciplined approach to outdoor lighting. When General Growth Properties set out to redevelop the facades at its mall property in Minnetonka - Ridgedale Center - it stipulated two key challenges for the lighting designer regarding the outdoor pedestrian entry lights. One, it had to feature a high BUG rating (backlight/uplight/glare) and two, it would have address strict Dark Sky regulations.

Solution: For each of the six entries to the building, the lighting team of DLR Group, Schuler Shook and Hubbell Lighting decided that the KicK fixture from Architecture Area Lighting (AAL), a Hubbell Lighting brand, would provide the performance and aesthetics needed to be successful.

Benefits: The KicK was the first fixture in the world to feature an upward angle with zero uplight. The 3,000K fixture also features a Dark Sky approved full cutoff optic, ensuring compliance with local regulations. The fully shielded optics provided the required BUG rating. And the simplicity and elegance of the KicK compliments the architect's vision, while the performance meets the strict criteria. At 103 lumens per watt, General Growth Properties also receives the sustainable benefits that are associated with LED technology.

"The pedestrian post top fixtures specified for this project would have to meet some critical expectations. They had to compliment the architectural design as specified by the architect, adhere to the Dark Sky regulations set by the local government and, most importantly, ensure a comfortable and safe experience for our visitors. The KicK exceeded our expectations."
- General Growth Properties


Michael McCullough - Hubbell Lighting