Quebec City tire and mechanic shop revamped with energy-efficient lighting
Lumisolution specified fixtures for their potential savings.
By Peter Saunders
With a recent $4-million renovation, Quebec City’s Desharnais Pneus et Mécanique has revamped its space and implemented energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures.
At more than 85,000 square feet, the family business is reportedly the largest auto service centre in the city. The goal of the renovation project was to reflect its corporate identity in a warm and welcoming fashion.
“We wanted to transform what is often a gloomy encounter—waiting for a tire change or car repair—into a positive experience the client can actually look forward to,” says Nathalie Perron, president of Perron Design and one of the principals on the project.
Lighting was a key factor in creating this atmosphere. When local distributor Lumisolution consulted on the project, it both (a) identified specific zones for waiting areas, customers service desks and the café and (b) specified lighting products for their potential energy savings.
Eureka Lighting’s appropriately named Moto luminaire—with a black finish and round shape that mimic a tire—was selected for the area above the café’s counter and workspace. The exterior of each fixture features a pattern of 24 bent ‘blades’ to eliminate glare, while the interior contains a smooth acrylic diffuser to provide soft light to the area below. The fixtures use a custom LED light engine designed for high energy efficiency and minimal maintenance.