Design Capabilities with Lighting Standards in Mind


A customer in the aviation sector had an existing lighting design that did not meet recommended IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) light levels. Wesco was asked to provide a recommendation for higher light levels and improved uniformity. The design would need to meet or exceed light levels at ground level and provide an even distribution of light, all while reducing energy consumption and staying within budget. The previous design was over budget, and the need to redesign the lighting layout was causing significant project delays. Finally, due to the hangar’s high ceilings, an additional challenge was keeping the lighting solutions energy efficient, while still illuminating the space properly.


Wesco began conducting a full-needs assessment that included understanding the functionality of the space, lighting and technology requirements and cost analysis of the various options. Next, target light levels were reviewed against IES recommendations and a variety of fixtures were tested and evaluated. Once our experts found the best solution, a final proposal was submitted for the customer’s review and approval.

Photometric drawings and calculations were provided using AGI software, CAD and manufacturer IES files to show proof of concept and that expected light levels of the facility would meet the customer’s requirements.


Aviation facility owner

Customer needed a lighting design to meet IES guidelines, increase light levels for a more productive and safe environment, while reducing energy consumption.

Wesco was able to successfully meet the project requirements for IES recommendations, energy efficiency and lighting uniformity, while providing  competitive pricing to keep the project on budget.


Based on the upgraded lighting design layout provided, the customer selected state-of-the-art energy-efficient lighting technology, and by utilizing our world-class supplier network received top quality product and competitive pricing. We successfully met the project requirements by effectively lighting the entire facility, improving safety, maintaining productivity and reducing energy use.