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Company Profile March 2010

Mills Architectural Lighting has been designing and manufacturing custom Architectural Lighting for over 50 years. We strive to provide a high standard of professionalism while maintaining a personalized and friendly contact with our clients.

Whether we work from a fixture featured in our catalogue, modify a fixture in our catalogue, or work directly from your supplied lantern designs all our lighting fixtures are built site specific. From Historical restoration to classic Commercial designs, Mills Architectural Lighting has had the pride of illuminating thousands of sites all across North America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Our reputation for quality and service is the foundation of our company and our continuing success. With our ongoing study into new designs; modern efficient lamping options, and the use of only the finest materials, Mills Architectural Lighting has the solutions you are looking for.

We hope you enjoy the website and don’t hesitate to contact Harry Mills at 1-800-268-1526 or results@millslighting.com with any questions or requests for catalogues. Come see why at Mills Architectural Lighting we say “Believing is Seeing !”

Harry T. Mills

Reference Information – Houses of Worship

The following reference information should be taken into consideration in your lighting system decision making process.

The economic life of a Mills Architectural Lighting lighting system in a House of Worship is about thirty to fifty years. Whatever lighting system you decide to install should look after both the immediate and future needs of the congregation.

The recommended "task" lighting level for a House of Worship as published by the Illuminating Engineers Society of North America is fifteen (15) foot candles.

Currently we find people are still coping with lighting levels that are, in some cases, minimal or non-existent depending on where you are sitting in the pews. If you happen to be sitting directly underneath or close to the light source or near a window where you get the benefit of natural daylight, you are probably reasonably well off. More than often, we see inconsistent lighting levels throughout the pew seating area which means if you or your family, be tradition or comfort, happen to like to sit in the space between the hanging lights, where the light levels are lower or poor, your eyesight is being strained.

Some principle keys to a good lighting system are:

  • a reasonably consistent "task" light level throughout all of the seating
  • "task" lighting levels that meet or exceed good lighting standards
  • a lighting system that provides flexible lighting levels to suit various orders of service
  • a lighting system that is practical to maintain, service and has energy conservation considerations.