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R.L. Vanstory Class Trip

courtesy of http://interiorlightingdesignfall2009.blogspot.com

On Thursday, October 6, 2011, our materials class visited R.L. Vanstory Lighting company in Greensboro.  Richard Vanstory started the company 25 years ago and represents approximately 60 lighting manufacturers; both domestic and international.  He, along with two of his workers, John Gohn and Joe, gave us alot of information about each of their specialties.

John is a specification sales manager and specializes in color, fluorescent lamps and ballasts.  Bob entered the business four years ago and is extremely knowledgeable in LED lamps.  Before we were given a tour of their facility, Bob showed us a variety of interior and exterior options for LED lighting. He nearly blinded us with an older LED lamp that had a higher glare and no diffusers.  Once on the tour, we saw how they used their facility as a showroom to display various color lamps and styles.  Prior to leaving, Joe gave us each his card as well as a handout on ‘visibility curves’.  He also gave us a tip on wall-washing; the setback should be 20-25% of the wall height.

Overall, it was very informative and interesting.  At times it was overwhelming due to the incredible amount of information they gave us, however I found it all useful and a helpful addition to our class material.  You can check out their website at http://www.rlvanstory.net/

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