Visa Lighting Fixtures Featured at Harley Davidson Museum Complex

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Visa Lighting, a leading manufacturer of architectural lighting, provides clients with custom product design and build services. With lead times comparable to many manufacturers' standard product ship schedules the Visa Lighting Custom and Standard Variation product services offer signature products in a timely manner. This expertise in custom products led the HGA design team to select Visa Lighting to complement the unique architectural design of the Harley Davidson Museum.

We had literally thousands of people who put their heart and soul into this place. They wanted to be sure we got it exactly right, and I think we did

In addition to a substantial catalog product line, Visa Lighting, a leading manufacturer of architectural lighting, provides clients with custom product design and build services. Project specifiers utilizing Visa Lighting's Custom product and Variation services have greater control over design intent and lighting output requirements. With lead times comparable to many manufacturers' standard product ship schedules the Visa Lighting Custom and Standard Variation product services offer signature products in a timely manner. This expertise in custom products led the HGA design team to select Visa Lighting to complement the unique architectural design of the Harley Davidson Museum.    

An industrial architectural design, the Harley Davidson Museum complex required performance fixtures and decorative luminaries. Working directly with the project designers, Visa Lighting designed and built performance sconces ranging in lengths from 4 to 12 feet, illuminated "cubes" for the museum grounds, and decorative custom pendants. Also installed on the project is the Visa Lighting AdvantusTM fixture. Balancing the museum's architectural attributes, glass walls, dark brick and exposed beams, with the common steel and black lighting fixture features, Visa Lighting successfully melded building design with exhibits and displays.

This link between architectural design and the museum's exhibits is most evident in the Visa custom pendants. Guests are met by the silhouette of a motorcycle once owned by Evel Knievel and the Visa Lighting custom cylinder pendants. The aesthetic concept of the sixty inch cylinder fixture is a bologna cut tailpipe, perforated to allow a soft, ambient glow of light from the PAR lamp. These decorative pendants match the industrial theme of the museum and mimics bike components housed in the museum's exhibits.

Three buildings, two restaurants, a gift shop, and spacious event areas, the museum is much more than just motorcycles. It is a celebration the Harley Davidson company history and the passion of its riders. "We had literally thousands of people who put their heart and soul into this place. They wanted to be sure we got it exactly right, and I think we did," said museum director Stacey Schiesl.

Visa Lighting, a Milwaukee based company, is honored to be part of the cultural institution that is the Harley Davidson Museum.

About AdvantusTM:
AdvantusTM sets the standard for aesthetics in a tubular fixture. Utilizing Visa Lighting FP Optics, AdvantusTM possesses uniform illumination; 98% reflective Miro Silver reflectors for maximum efficiency.

About Visa Lighting:
Since its establishment in 1943, Visa Lighting Corporation has purveyed the highest quality, most innovative products available to the specification grade lighting market. Visa Lighting capitalized on growth opportunities to become the leader in decorative architectural lighting products. Located in Milwaukee, WI, Visa Lighting became the flagship company of the Oldenburg Group in 1982.

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