CAIN THOMAS ASSOCIATES, INC.

Electrical Specialties

Lighting impacts every construction type. How it is applied may make the difference between a good work environment and a marginally effective space. Here are some things to consider when you look at lighting:

Functionality: Does the lighting adequately light, over light, or under light the space? Is there glare created by the light fixture placement or tight fixture type.

Color: Is color enhancement important? If so, do you want to enhance warm or cool tones?

Special Requirements: Is the lighting in a hazardous space? Are there sanitary conditions to consider or radio frequency interference issues?

Aesthetics: Do you want the light fixtures to complement an interior design theme? Do you want the light fixtures to stand out or fade into the background?

Effects: Do you want to develop a striking contrast on a structure or piece of art? Do you want to enhance a podium and speaker?

Cost: Lighting quality is somewhat affected by how much you are willing to spend. Have a budget in mind.

Efficiency and Maintenance: Are automatic lighting controls right for you? Are you going to pay less for a light fixture that may cost you more in lamp maintenance and power use in a very short time?

Daylighting Controls:


Outdoor lighting is not just a matter of placing light poles along a street or walkway. Lighting can have a far reaching effect on the aesthetics of your street, park, building, or landscape. We specialize in finding the solution that will have the impact you desire.


Point by Point Light Level Calculations

Most cities require that you submit a detailed lighting plan with light level calculations to tell them about the impact your outdoor lighting will have on the surrounding neighborhood. Most often, you will need to submit this plan before you will receive your building permit. We can help with these details.


Gym Lighting Before & After

This is a great example what lighting can do to colors in your room. This gymnasium was lit with Mercury Vapor lighting in the early 1970's. While it was reasonable technology at the time, it is outdated and inefficient by today's standard. Mercury vapor also has its draw backs in operation as it takes time for the lamps to warm up and produce full light.

The replacement system uses high output fluorescent lamps in vandal resistant light fixtures. The new system uses less than half the power of the old system, and the school doesnt have to wait for the coops.