Hubbell Lighting, Greenville, SC, last week cut the ribbon on its newly renovated Lighting Solutions Center ("LSC"), a 25,000 sq ft facility at Hubbell Lighting's Greenville headquarters that will serve as the centerpiece of the company’s commitment to training, education and developing new solutions as lighting technology continues to evolve, the company said in a release. In addition to the LSC, Hubbell Lighting’s 3,000-square-foot R&D labs are also based in the Greenville facility.
“The pace of innovation in the lighting industry continues to accelerate,” said Kevin Poyck, group president at Hubbell Lighting. “The evolution of LED technology has changed the paradigm of how we go to market, making the mission of the LSC critical to our success. This new facility, in addition to our R&D labs, will keep Hubbell and its business partners in a leading position for many years to come.”
The architect, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, worked with interior materials and systems providers and with Hubbell Lighting designers to ensure the environment reflects the latest trends in the industry, while also providing a best-in-class training facility. Planning and construction was completed while retaining LEED Silver status of the building itself and upholding the beautiful architectural appeal that makes it one of the region’s most iconic and recognizable landmarks.
"The newly renovated space has been designed with flexibility in mind and includes demonstration areas dedicated to key vertical markets," said Rebecca McCall, director of the LSC. "We empower participants to tackle relevant lighting issues in a practical way. Each usable space has been designed to include a variety of lighting applications and the latest in available system solutions. The inclusion of advanced lighting controls along with the latest in LED luminaire technology allows our staff to educate visitors on such advanced topical areas as circadian rhythm while experiencing the visual impact of controllable color change."