Illuminating The Ocean

In June 2016, we dove into the ocean head first. Not really, but we did dive into the renovation of the UCSD  2nd floor of the Eckart Building, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography on UCSD’s Campus. This project was released in November 2016 and was completed in April 2017. What a ride it was!

With high-quality lighting, aesthetic design and advanced LED technology in mind, we installed VTL fixtures with individual fixture controls in the office areas. In order to save energy, we integrated Acuity Brand’s nIO into the fixtures… allowing users to individually control fixtures and dim lights in them. To make things even better the utility can send a signal for auto demand response to shed power, which is awesome because the school will receive a rebate for the energy savings. 

Within the wood ceiling, we used recessed and pendant linears. For the finishing touch, we added a graphical wall pod with a touchscreen complete with the building’s logo where users can control the lights in the lobbies and halls.

Special thanks to all of those who worked to make this project a success including: the general contractor CW Driver, The Engineering Partners Inc., the Architect OBI, photographer Kevin Walsh, Dianna Rubalcava for Neal Electric and Brendan Kelliher from our controls team.

A Bright New Year For SDLA

Family, Friends, Colleagues and Customers,

First and foremost, Happy New Year. For us at SDLA, 2016 was one for the books, and that’s in part thanks to all of you reading this note. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And also thanks to you, the new year that’s upon us is looking even brighter. If you’re here reading this blog post, you know we have a brand new website that just launched, to help serve as a better portal and resource for our customers. But that’s just scratching the surface of the excitement we’re feeling here at SDLA.

For months we have carefully and thoughtfully designed our new headquarters to be a living testament to our work. Our goal with this new space was to create a place where our talented staff can enjoy coming to work. A space they would feel proud to work in. Our new facility will also serve as a resource center – think of it as the lighting hub of San Diego – for our valued customers and lighting professionals in the area. We plan to host regular trainings, “lunch and learns”, and more.

Happy New Year, and here’s to an incredible 2017 for all.

-Danny Cortez

P.S. Keep an eye out for upcoming details on our open house tour that will include drinks and appetizers on us! Some pics of our new space below.