Lighting Houses of Worship

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From entire cathedrals to specialized projects, RDLD enjoys a broad background lighting various houses of worship. Lighting houses of worship requires special consideration and technique, as the new lighting typically must satisfy liturgical, devotional, ceremonial, theatrical and architectural requirements.
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St. Joseph's
Cathedral
San Jose, California, USA
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St. Joseph's Cathedral
Almost a century old, this cathedral is located on a busy downtown corner in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. High illumination levels, a discreet installation, vandal resistance and energy efficiency were major considerations for this exterior and interior lighting project.
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St. Patrick's Seminary Chapel
Twelve wall sconces were all that lit this century-old oak carved chapel, and most of that illumination was directed straight downward for reading, leaving the chapel's architectural splendor - elaborate beam and coffer work above - cloaked in darkness. Our solution? A layered lighting system that calls attention to the classic craftsmanship of a century ago and none to itself.
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St. Patrick's
Seminary Chapel
Menlo Park, California, USA
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Temple Beth Am
Los Altos, California, USA
Temple Beth Am
Members of the temple requested unobtrusive yet celebrational lighting to reveal their newly commissioned torah covers in all their colorful glory.
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