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Seattle’s 108-year-old St James Cathedral goes digital

St James Cathedral makes its mark on the Seattle skyline

Eluned Lighting has used Lumenpulse’s Lumentalk technology to upgrade the exterior lighting of St James Cathedral in Seattle to flexible, high-performance LED luminaires with digital control.

Lumentalk, a power line communication technology, uses existing electrical infrastructure as a bi-directional carrier for lighting control data, allowing the creation of networkable lighting systems, without the cost and disruption of having to re-wire for data.

“The St James Cathedral is a landmark project that showcases the impact Lumentalk can have on older buildings and structures,” said François-Xavier Souvay, president and CEO of Lumenpulse. “With Lumentalk, the 108-year-old Cathedral was able to quickly modernize its lighting system, increase flexibility and eliminate future maintenance issues, while still keeping installation costs low. It’s a real digital control facilitator for structures like this,” he said.

Designed by Eluned Lighting, the new lighting system at St James uses a range of Lumenpulse’s LED luminaires. “Lumenpulse offers smooth, even light, efficacy, quality and variety, and with their luminaires we were able to achieve a cohesive, integrated design: I got an attractive pole and pendant from Lumenarea; brilliant beams from Lumenbeam; and could run power and control over existing cables with Lumentalk,” said Linet Henry of Eluned Lighting. “It was invaluable to be able to use the existing wiring for cutting-edge control.”