1893 Chicago World's Fair was the first public demonstration of electric lighting.
“If evenings at the fair were seductive, the nights were ravishing. The lamps that laced every building and walkway produced the most elaborate demonstration of electric illumination ever attempted … it was like getting a sudden vision of Heaven.” — The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson.
LIGHTING IS A WAY TO REVEAL, HIGHLIGHT, AND EXTEND.
Think of the patrons at the 1893 World's Fair. This event marked the beginning of a time people could be safely out at night. Instead of leaving at dusk, fair-goers extended their visit. The experience was amazing. The lucrativeness
was genius. All because of lighting.
Lighting quickens a return on investment. A 24-hour benefit is only possible when lighting is applied. KCL clients have enjoyed revealing their building amid a vibrant lit skyline, expressing pride of ownership with unique lighting concepts, and seeing the architecture of their building enhanced with professional lighting applications.
FEATURED LIGHTING PROJECTS
Contemporary lighting for new wine bar in a historic building
Technical consultants to Innova Energy Partners for transforming LED lighting upgrade
Color changing LED lighting to enhance illusion of fire pouring out of this Perry, Iowa sculpture by John Brommel.
Color-changing LED facade lighting to reinvent 1970's highrise in downtown Des Moines.
Color-changing LED lighting, pictured in patriotic colors for Independence Day
Color-changing LED lighting to encourage serenity and increased nighttime use.