The Woodland Park Zoo’s Komodo dragon exhibit needed a mechanical and lighting facelift. The existing single-pane overhead greenhouse structure was thermally inefficient, and existing high intensity discharge highbays were noisy, terrible color, and insufficient for plant growth. A new roof, skylights, and electric lights to satisfy both animal and plant habitat requirements were requested.
Supplemental lighting was needed to provide the required circadian stimulus for animals and PPFD for plants. This project required significant lighting calculation effort, studying different skylight locations, various manufacturer’s products, fixture locations, output, beam spreads and aiming angles.