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Universal Lighting unveils Tennessee HQ with Google virtual tour


May 20, 2014
By Alyssa Dalton

May 20, 2014 – Universal Lighting Technologies—a member of the Panasonic Lighting Americas Group—is unveiling its new corporate headquarters at 51 Century Blvd., Suite 230 in Nashville, Tenn., through a Google Maps virtual tour.

Users can now walk through the entire office online for an up-close look at the luminaires incorporated throughout the office. The company added new fixtures and retrofitted old technologies with Universal ballasts as well as LED drivers and modules before moving to the building early this year. CLICK HERE to access the virtual tour on Google.

“When we made the decision to move our headquarters, due to significant growth since joining the Panasonic family, it only made sense to use our own leading technology in the space,” said Chris Holstein, vice president of marketing. “We did a thorough assessment of the existing lighting and decided to update the lighting across the board. We wanted our new home to reflect the very products that have led to our success.”

According to Holstein, Universal was able to reduce its lighting power density to 0.45W per sf. with new lighting technology, while minimizing lighting costs by more than 60% with the use of scheduling, controls and sensors. Many of the existing recessed troffer fixtures were upgraded with LED systems that incorporate Everline linear LED modules and drivers. All the conference rooms and executive offices use Dialog 0-10V dimming and occupancy control with the LED lighting. The open areas are grouped into sections for ceiling mount occupancy sensor control to ensure lights are powered off when the areas are not in use, and are never left on late in the evening when no one is there.

“The innovative virtual tour on Google Maps helps us showcase the unique and state-of-the-art lighting used in our new headquarters,” he continued. “We welcome all of our customers to visit the tour link and see for yourself.”