Morris, Illinois transforms from a lumen wasteland to a lighting wonderland

MORRIS, Ill., Aug. 19, 2015 /CNW/ -- Morris, Illinois is a legendary Chicagoland destination with a vibrant, historic downtown district. Filled with grand old Victorian homes, quaint shopping, dining, and businesses, the town's lighting evolved slowly and disjointedly during the 20th century. The result? A massively expensive, outdated patchwork of inefficient mix-and-match sodium lamps.

"This historic downtown now shines with modern-day efficiency," explained Joel Lauth of Lighting Solutions of Illinois. "Morris' downtown lighting desperately needed updating for consistent performance and efficiency. I helped the town retrofit 229 sodium fixtures with the 60W Amerlux Avista LED light engine. The town's electric bills are now down by 50%, and Morris won a $78,000 grant - covering 57% of the project!"  

Amerlux® helped Morris see itself in a whole new light, from initial assessments and planning through a detailed three-month performance test of the powerful 60W Avista® LED light engine.  During the test, Amerlux was on call and on site to supervise and tweak the system. Avista passed the test with flying colors, and Amerlux successfully installed 229 light engines throughout the town. The new lighting brings a whole new visual perspective to downtown Morris, and with it, new visitors and commerce.

That's the new Morris. With a little help from Amerlux.

Amerlux Lighting Solutions
Avista is an advanced LED light engine for retrofitting traditional and post top luminaires, or for new construction projects. Unique with a completely sealed LED optical chamber, Avista offers cutting-edge optics and extraordinary output.

The Amerlux System for Morris
The Chicago Tribune has called Downtown Morris, Illinois, "Rockwellian" for its quaint, old-fashioned look and ambience. Located on the historic I&M Canal, Morris instantly transports visitors from our modern cookie-cutter retail culture to an original American downtown experience, filled with fascinating stores, restaurants, festivals, and spectacular landmark homes. Just 60 minutes from downtown Chicago, Morris offers the best of all worlds, with an experience that rivals those of the city.

About Amerlux LLC
Amerlux Lighting captivates and motivates, creating unique visual experiences for every environment, worldwide. A global trailblazer in lighting technology and design, Amerlux understands that the true power of light is not measured in lumens alone, but ultimately in the human responses it creates. Brilliant innovators in its brand-new Oakland, N.J., headquarters, the company develops, manufactures and delivers amazing architectural grade lighting solutions that span virtually every interior and exterior application—and leads the industry in integrated intelligent systems. Let Amerlux change the way you view light.

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