For Immediate Release
Arkansas State Capitol Featured as Lighting Case Study
(March 22, 2012) LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said the State Capitol appears as a case study for a popular lighting company this spring.
Architectural lighting manufacturer The Lighting Quotient™ features the Capitol in its Case Studies Volume 3.
“The manufacturer selected the Capitol as one of its featured projects, based on work performed in 2008-09, during Charlie Daniels’ administration,” Martin said. “Charlie contracted with Clements & Associates Architecture here in Little Rock, and our Mechanical & Electrical division did the engineering.”
Martin said the Capitol’s inclusion in Case Studies Volume 3 is a testament to the project’s vision as well as the manufacturer’s products.
“Seeing the Capitol lighted at night is fascinating,” he said. “The new exterior lights make it look even grander and more imposing, and I encourage people to view the building at night to see how beautiful it really is.”
Martin said with powerful and efficient lighting installed outside, his administration’s focus has been on improving the Capitol’s interior lights.
“We’ve continued improving efficiency,” he said. “We installed motion sensors in public areas to keep lights off when they’re not needed. That cut the lighting meter by 12 percent in January of this year, compared to last January.”
Besides lighting efficiency, Martin said the office has restored stonework and Monday began work to restore the Capitol’s smaller domes over the House and Senate chambers
Work will continue, he said. “The State Capitol is one of the state’s most beautiful buildings, and we want to make sure that it is both historically preserved, and energy efficient.”