Furniture Mall Lights Janmar Track System 

Voorhees, NJ (Sept 8, 2005) -- Service Lamp Corporation announced today that Furniture Mall has entered the final stages of construction with lighting of a Janmar, ceramic metal halide track system. Furniture Mall is the largest lighting design project to date for Service Lamp. Service Lamp prepared the lighting design and furnished lighting fixtures and lamps for the 152,000 square foot retail center.

The two-story Furniture Mall, located directly across Interstate 293 from the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester, is actually four home furnishings stores under one roof. "Collectively, it will be the largest assortment of home furnishings certainly in New Hampshire and one of the largest in New England," said Mark Bedrick, owner of Salem NH based Furniture World. Opening in October Furniture Mall will house Furniture World, New Hampshire Design Center, Leather Expressions, Mattress World and an Ashley HomeStore.

“Mark Bedrick came to see us at High Point market last October and said he wanted this to be the place they take people to show how lighting is done.” said Monte Lee, Service Lamp’s manager in High Point. Lee knew that mission required the Janmar ceramic metal halide track system.  “I know Mr. Bedrick’s thought process.  He wants excellent presentation but he also wants cost effectiveness.  Janmar has the only product on the market that meets those requirements.”

Rebates offered by utilities underscore the efficiency of CMH technology.  With energy consumption of only 44 watts each Janmar track head has the punch of two 90-watt halogens.  That output enables the number of track heads to be reduced.  The combination of fewer heads and lower energy consumption means a store’s lighting bill can be reduced by 60%.  For a project the size of Furniture Mall that means saving 197,000 watts every hour every day.  Lee adds, “The beauty of the Janmar system is excellent color rendering made possible by a unique filter Janmar developed.  The result is the look of halogen at a much lower operating cost.”

The Furniture Mall project will have more than a mile of track and 2,000 Janmar heads trained on product ranging from bedding to leather.  Other fixtures, 1,900 in all, provide ambient lighting and accent architectural features throughout the store.  

Lighting design began in December 2004 when Opechee Construction Corporation emailed the first set of plans to Service Lamp.  The basic lighting plan was refined as each of the four businesses sharpened merchandise presentation. A walk through in May 2005 provided final coordination between lighting, interior signage, building features and last minute changes.   One such change was the addition of a home theater, which required lighting to reflect the character and function of the area.  

Bedrick first tapped Service Lamp for lighting design when renovating a former Levitz showroom into a two-story, 85,000-square-foot Furniture World store in 2001.  Located in Nashua, NH, Furniture World remains the largest showroom in New Hampshire.  In 2003, Service Lamp provided the lighting design for Furniture World’s distribution center, corporate headquarters, and Leather Expressions showroom in Salem. Opechee Construction Corporation also built the 108,000 square foot Salem facility.

For additional information contact Service Lamp at 800-222-LAMP.

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About Janmar Lighting

Janmar Lighting designs and manufactures lighting products which are the first choice of specifiers for innovative, cost effective, energy efficient lighting solutions.  Janmar products exceed expectations in quality, ease of installation, light output, and product longevity. Janmar products benefit the user through lower operational costs, reliability, and enhanced quality of light. For more information about Janmar, visit  www.janmar.com.

About Opechee Construction Corporation

Opechee Construction Corporation is a design-build firm, specializing in hospitality, office, commercial, institutional, multi-family and industrial facilities throughout New England. Opechee in-house architects and engineers designed and is building the Furniture Mall. For more information about Opechee, visit www.opechee.com.

About Service Lamp Corporation

The accent is on service at Service Lamp.  Large enough to manage national accounts but small enough to give each customer personal service, Service Lamp provides lighting products from Philips, Sylvania, General Electric and a number of quality lighting manufacturers to commercial customers nationwide. Lighting fixtures, track systems, ballasts and light bulbs of all types are shipped from Service Lamp's distribution center in Voorhees, NJ. Additional information about the company's products and services can be found on ServiceLamp.com or call 800-222-LAMP.