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Lighting Houses of Worship: St. Joseph's Cathedral

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The Market Street façade now glows thanks to cross-the-street neighbors who allowed certain focal lighting fixtures be mounted on their roof
Photo: Jane Lutz
Almost a century old, this cathedral is located on a busy downtown corner in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. High illumination levels, a discreet installation, vandal resistance and energy efficiency were major considerations for this exterior and interior lighting project.

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For the Papal visit and Archbishop's Mass, television-quality and vertical footcandle levels had to be achieved
Photo: Jane Lutz
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Uplighting is incorporated into chandeliers which double as sound reinforcement
Photo: Jane Lutz
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Following Vatican II, the cathedra was rotated to veil the tabernacle. This created a small chapel and its own lighting and dimming requirements
Photo: Jane Lutz