Lighting a Civic Treasure
Plexineon Illuminates Historic Pier Along Canadian Waterfront
Located near the U.S. and Canadian border, 45 miles from Vancouver, the enchanting community of White Rock, British Columbia, takes great pride in its picturesque beach promenade, which includes a historic 1,500-foot pier.
When aging lights along the pier recently needed replacing, there was an opportunity not only to install better illumination, but also enhance the waterfront charm. As a result, 15 new overhead arches were added, each edged with iLight Plexinon White 1X fixtures. The result is a civic treasure that’s now an even greater focal point for this “City by the Sea.”
“I’ve been familiar with Plexineon for years. It’s tried and true.”
-Joseph M. Scott
President, Tripped On Light Design Inc.
The Design Challenge
The lighting design was developed by Tripped On Light Design Inc., which was brought on board by engineering firm MCW Consultants Ltd.
The project called for a durable lighting solution that could withstand exposure to the elements and salt spray. Intensity was also critical, as the client wanted the design element to be visible even from high upon the slope on which the city is perched.
From an aesthetic standpoint, there was also a desire to evoke the area’s past — a theme that extended to the landscape design developed by Sharpe & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc.
To meet all those requirements and more, Joseph M. Scott, President of Tripped On Light Design, chose Plexineon.
“I’ve been familiar with Plexineon for years,” he says. “It’s tried and true.”
The Plexineon Advantage
Scott says, “I knew the warm glow would mimic incandescent light, which would be consistent with the heritage layer that was key to the design. Also, the fact the light emanates out over 270 degrees meant it would be visible even from a hill, despite being under an arch.”
Another advantage was that Plexineon could be factory-bent into the shape of the arches. “When we got the fixtures, they just snapped in. The installation was flawless and quick,” says Scott.
Since viewing the lights from many perspectives, Scott says both he and the city are thrilled.
“They’re absolutely delighted, and it even went beyond my expectations,” he says. “The quality and uniformity make it a very pleasant line of light that is visible from all points.”