Strandz Hair Salon Lighting

LED Source worked with Strandz hair salon to provide an LED lighting solution that would provide a better quality of light. It was equally important to lower the additional heat in the salon that was emitted from the traditional halogen lamps.


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Strandz is a hair salon located in Austin, TX. Deborah Sheldon opened Strandz in May 2010 with the vision of creating a comfortable yet glamorous environment where stylists could independently use their artistic skills to optimize their clients best aesthetic potential.

LED Source was approached by Strandz Salon owner, Johnny Sheldon is he expressed problems they had experienced with the halogen lamps they were currently using. The main problem was that the lights were too hot to work under. In addition, they burned out frequently and had poor color quality. Strandz wanted a solution that offered light that allowed for better color rendering and reduced heat for their clients as well at the stylists. Energy savings was just a bonus.

LED Source proposed a retrofit solution using PAR30 LEDs. They worked closely with Strandz by testing different lamps to find the optimum CCT and CRI for their environment. For Strandz it was important that the right color rendering for hair color that clients experienced in their salon, looked the same when clients got home.

LED Source used a total of 24 Lighting Science Definity PAR30 LED lamps with a color temperature of 2700K. The local utility provider Austin Energy also provided an energy rebate for the LED retrofit.