CASE STUDY — Tanger Outlets The Walk is the largest outdoor outlet mall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This very prominent mall spans over 3 city blocks consisting of about 100 stores including boutiques and restaurants. It is the only outlet mall in Atlantic County. The mall opened in August 2003 and has become Atlantic City’s biggest shopping destination perfectly located near beaches, boardwalk, casinos and resorts. Lining the streets and paths of this prominent, classical mall is the Selux Urbi. This fixture, commonly used on the city streets of Berlin, Germany, brings a historic, European charm to the urban space of The Walk.
In the summer of 2019 Selux was approached by Arris Engineering Group, Sean Paul Williamson, to provide a direct LED replacement retrofit kit for the Selux Urbi. This original metal halide fixture was between 150W and 250W. They were looking to replace the old MH with an LED retrofit kit as well as replacement lenses that had yellowed over time. They wanted the modern performance LED upgrade that would increase efficiency and decrease energy consumption while improving light levels and reducing future maintenance cost, in conjunction with keeping the historic, distinguished look of the present fixture.
The LED retrofit would have to be created, as Selux did not have one designed for this fixture already. Selux US connected with Tom Herrin from Illuminations and Selux headquarters in Germany to formulate the design of a retrofit kit. After the quantities needed for the development were finalized, Selux requested that one of the existing fixtures be removed from the original application and sent to the factory so further development and concepts could occur. Mock-ups of one retrofit assembly was completed and installed on site to evaluate. The concept was accepted by Atlantic City.
The New retrofit module was designed as 95W LED and ultimately the owner decided to retrofit all of the existing Urbi’s. This new upgrade will increase efficiency and decrease energy consumption while improving light levels and reducing future maintenance cost. The retrofit was engineered to allow for easy removal of the existing globe and installation of the new LED globe with a spun aluminum housing to minimize light pollution and provide a more efficient, sustainable lighting approach to roadways and walkways.
The result was a new necklace of lighting along the boulevard creating a welcoming promenade to Atlantic City and the pedestrian shopping at The Walk.
designer Arris Engineering Group
photographer Lyngarkos Photography
representation Illuminations NJ
product LED Retrofit Kit for Urbi
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