Keenan Mercedes located at
Rt. 313 and Rt. 611, Doylestown, Pa opened for business June 2005.
This building is a unique one of a kind dealership.
The electrical service for this building consisted of a 1200 amp
3 phase 277/480 volt service. This electrical service has fourteen
panels and five step down transformers. All service equipment manufactured
by GE. Having two electric rooms, one located on the second floor
in the front of the building and the main electric room located
in the back of the building by the service bays.
One of the main objectives on the lighting for this building was
to make it as energy efficient as possible. Landis & James Electric,
Inc. used 320 watt pulse start metal halide low bay fixture, manufactured
by Hubbell Lighting, to light all twenty-four service bays and the
entire detail shop. In the parts room, which consists of two floors,
we used 8’ and 4’ channel lights with T8 lamps and electronic
ballast manufactured by Simkar. In the service waiting area we used
26 watt compact florescent recessed lights, manufactured by Zumtobel,
along with the antique fixtures. In the service offices and the
sales offices we used a indirect lighting 2x4 lay-in light with
2 – T5 lamps, manufacture by Zumtobel. The indoor showroom
we used 39 watt color corrected adjustable recessed lights manufactured
by Edison-Price to help make the cars sparkle when parked under
them. The second floor show room area, which is open to the first
floor, was accented by installing thirty-eight 50 watt MR16 low
voltage recessed adjustable lights, manufactured by Lucifer Lighting,
in precise locations so that the front of all the cars parked there
would have the face of the cars lit at night when the dealership
was closed. These are the lights that were chosen to be left on
so when customers would look in their attention would be drawn to
The outdoor showroom would be lit with 100 watt and 200 watt metal
halide recessed lights with diffuser to give an even spread of light.
These lights were manufactured by Kirlin Lighting. The large columns
on the front of the building were up lit using well lights with
color corrected bulbs, giving this building a very impressive look.
These well lights are strong enough to with stand cars driving over
them. The parking lot was lit by using two different styles of pole
lights. The first style is an old Philadelphia gas lantern and pole
which has been converted to electric using a 150 watt metal halide
bulb. These were use along the front of the building and building
side of the parking lot so that it would not cast to much light
onto the building taking away from the look of the building while
still giving adequate light for customers and security. The second
type of light that was used was a 250 watt metal halide architectul
round light with a 16’ pole all made of aluminum, manufactured
by AAL. Aluminum poles were chosen for the low maintenance from
having to repaint and worry about rusting. Return
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Overall there are approximately 900+ light fixtures inside and out
for this almost 70,000 square foot building and all these fixtures
are of the highest quality.
If you are in the area please stop in to see this one of a kind
dealership and you will be impressed by the electrical and all the
other fine craftsmanship that has been put into this building.
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