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Bradley Home For The Aging LED Retrofit

Bradley Home For The Aging LED Retrofit

Seymour, CT – The Bradley Home, located in Meriden, Connecticut on a 8.6 acre campus, was built in legacy of the late Clarence Bradley.

As the only son and child of Nathaniel L. Bradley, Clarence Bradley was the successor of the famous Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company, a name synonymous with quality lighting and preeminent metalwork. As benefactor of the City of Meriden, Clarence was not only a man of business but philanthropy, the latter involving generous contributions to hospitals, public parks, and churches. One extraordinary proof of his good will and charity is the founding of the Bradley Home for the Aging, an establishment outlined in his will that provided senior citizens with permanent housing for those that were not able to save enough for retirement. This facility, built in 1938, offers state-of-the-art residential care that provides its residence comforting and dignified care into the waning years of life. The campus includes the Bradley carriage house, currently used as a children’s daycare center, and two levels of licensed care including Residential Care and a Skilled Nursing Unit.

Grand Light was selected by D & M Manson Company (, an energy consulting firm, to design an LED retrofit for 115 of the existing interior hall semi-flush mount fixtures with the retrofit including a custom DL1-TC LED downlight manufactured by enLux ( Each fixture would have its two 13w CFL lamps repositioned along with a LED downlight installed to enhance downlighting capabilities of each fixture. By installing these custom retrofits, the Bradley Home’s upgrade to modern LED lighting technology has vastly improved light levels throughout the facility that both residents and visitors can appreciate.

bradleyhome7.jpgShown above is a Bradley Home fixture prior to the original two 13w CFL lamps, ballasts and sockets being reconfigured for the addition of a LED enLux downlight retrofit. Relocating the 13w CFL lamps, ballasts, and sockets closer to the sides of the back-plate provided uniform uplight and accommodated the LED downlight positioned in the center of the fixture.
bradleyhome6.jpgShown above is the installed LED downlight on the existing Bradley Home fixture. The enLux LED Tapered Cone Downlight was used for this retrofit and uses only 14 watts of energy to produce
1200 lumen.


Shown above is a fully assembled semi-flush fixture. Grand Light is proud to have been able to assist the Bradley Home in providing its residents with energy efficient, longer lasting, durable, and ecologically friendly lighting. This project qualified for Connecticut Light & Power 2014 Lighting Rebate Program (

More information regarding this project can be viewed online by clicking the link for Bradley Home For The Aging Lightolier LED Retrofit

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