ITELECOM’S GO+ LIGHTING SERVICE HELPS RIVERSIDE BAPTIST SCHOOL & CHURCH SEE THE LIGHT
Riverside Baptist organized as a church in the Riverside area near downtown Miami on October 13, 1921. The church remained downtown for over fifty years and experienced tremendous growth through the 1960’s. A demographic shift in the late 1960’s caused a decline in church membership and the congregation faced the difficult decision of moving from its downtown location into the suburb of Kendall, our present location, in 1974. Today, Riverside is a multi-cultural congregation whose members come from many nations speaking various languages. We are a microcosm of our community and we are devoted to reaching our community and city for Christ, one person at a time.
“We are incredibly excited about our new LED lighting system. This lighting upgrade has dramatically improved the look-and-feel of the School for our teachers and students. Our facility is a showcase for the positive impact of LED lighting and how it can revitalize and improve any commercial or educational location while saving significantly on maintenance and energy bills.”
– Marion Mason, CFO, Riverside Baptist Church.
The Lighting upgrade of the School, the Hallways, the Parking Areas, and the Sanctuary is a showcase for state-of-the-art LED lighting technology. To that end, as part of their lighting system, Riverside chose Itelecom Flat Panels to deliver clean, crisp light at an affordable cost, creating elegant looking ceilings that are also easy on the operating budget.
The LED Flat panel fixtures are used throughout most of the office spaces, as well as hallways and conference rooms.
The LED 2×2 Flat Panel fixture provides a minimum 100 lumens per watt standard efficacy, while the LED 2×4 Flat Panel fixture up to 5,000 lumens of exceptional 80+ CRI light at 100 lumens per watt. Both products are designed to last 50,000 hours and are backed by an industry standard 5-year limited warranty, as well as our own GO+ maintenance service.
6” & 8” Recessed Downlights were chosen for the Sanctuary. The 6” LED fixture provides a minimum of 100 lumens per watt up to 2,400 lumens and the 8” LED fixture provides 100 lumens per watt for a total of 1,500 lumens.
The LED Flat Panel and Recessed fixtures offer a no-compromise solution to fluorescent lighting — consuming nearly 50-75 percent less energy than a comparable linear fluorescent and delivering quality of light with more than twice the lifetime.
Ivan Figueroa, Church Administrator, Riverside Baptist Church “Personally, I love the LED Flat Panels. After working so many years under fluorescent lighting, it is a welcome change for the better. No flicker, no yellowish color, and a much better light overall.”
This innovative technology is a revolutionary new way to generate white light with LEDs. The technology is simple but very effective, delivering high efficiency with beautiful, warm color characteristics by mixing the light from unsaturated yellow and red LEDS. This unique approach enables color management to maintain high color consistency over the life of the product.
In addition to providing a higher quality of light, the products selected helped Riverside Baptist Church provide energy-efficient illumination that reduces related consumption by 58 percent, saving approximately $9,989.00 per year in total energy, maintenance and air conditioning costs annually.
Itelecom is proud to be part of Riverside Baptist Church’s new Lighting upgrade. LED lighting solutions provide many benefits over traditional light sources: spaces can now be brilliantly illuminated with a sustainable solution using no toxic mercury and offering significant reductions in operating and maintenance costs.