First Presbytarian Church
Sandusky, Ohio

First Presbyterian Church is a historic 150-year-old church that was in dire need of updating. The existing alabaster glass chandeliers were the only source of illumination in the Sanctuary. The lighting designers at Tec went to work preparing specifications to recraft the chandeliers, and to provide an improved illumination source. The chandeliers were removed, crated and shipped to a local Cleveland artisan to be completely reconditioned. They were retro-fitted with six 25 watt self ballasted biaxial fluorescent lamps providing a soft even illumination of the natural alabaster glass. The external ring on the chandeliers were lamped with decorative G30 fluorescent lamps.

Increased illumination was provided for the pews by the addition of six five hundred watt quartz downlights mounted either side of the center ridge beam. These luminaries were angled slightly to provide direct illumination across the center rows of pews. Wall sconces were added between the arched windows to illuminate the walls, and improve illumination at the perimeter pews. 

The Altar and Rose Window were not forgotten. The Altar and screen wall were provided with new directional luminaries that allow the pulpit and lectern to be featured. Similar luminaries highlight the Choir Loft and screen. The rich wood walls at the rear of the Altar are provided with incandescent wall washers cut into the wood ceiling panels. The spectacular Rose Window at the rear of the church is illuminated with perimeter linear fluorescent luminaries. 

New lighting controls were provided to allow control flexibility and maximize lamp life.