Luminis Lighting Illuminates New Zoo Exhibit
Zoo Knoxville is one of the premier zoo attractions in the Southeast and welcomes more than 400,000 visitors annually. The zoo is currently making progress on a 5-year master plan, involving significant renovations, to double attendance.
The Boyd Family Asian Trek was one of the first new areas to be introduced. The multimillion-dollar, four-acre area includes habitats for Malayan tigers, white-naped cranes, silvered leaf langurs and white-handed gibbons.
Knoxville-based Johnson Architecture created the theme for the Tiger Forest exhibit, which includes features such as a small-scale pagoda, an elevated underwater viewing pool and a replica of ancient ruins. CLR Design, with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Capistrano Beach, California, designed the habitats.
When it came to selecting lighting to illuminate the walkways and general outdoor areas, Luminis’ Eclipse EC813 products were the choice.
Eclipse EC813 combines a decorative aesthetic with functionality to blend with the surroundings while also producing a usable light that illuminates the exterior visitor areas. Recently re-designed, the Eclipse family has a classic shape, which perfectly fit the design intent for the Asian Trek project.