ELP’s Cove Lighting Crowns Recent Renovation at North Greenwood Baptist Church

Coves Above the Nave

“The previously dim space has vastly improved in warmth due to the indirect light placed on the columns and cove lighting in the ceiling.”

New upgrades in the North Greenwood Baptist Church’s Sanctuary transformed everything from interior finishes and furniture to state of the art LED lighting, including ELP’s high performance Cove lights, to illuminate the results. This ever expanding property on Grand Boulevard has been home to its growing congregation since 1955. The design for the current refurbishing in the house of worship was crafted by local interior designer Katheryn King Coleman of Oxford, MS with the guidance of a select group of church members including Senior Pastor, Jim Philips and Associate Pastor, Brother Terry Barnes.

After completely gutting the interior of the Sanctuary, no surface remained untouched. New plaster, drywall and paint refreshed the structure in addition to wood flooring and carpet to complement new pews, furniture and design details. Paramount to the success of the project was replacing all lighting with fixtures utilizing current LED technology and adding a fully equipped theatrical lighting control system. According to Brother Terry Barnes, “The previously dim space has vastly improved in warmth due to the indirect light placed on the columns and cove lighting in the ceiling.”

The lighting team, Bob Landry and Jill Bullard from Curtis Stout of Mississippi, collaborated with Brian Robinson of Robinson Electric Company of Cleveland, MS to design the system to illuminate the lively space and expansive ceiling. Jill Bullard recalled, “The existing cove of the sanctuary shouted the need for LED cove lighting and it did turn out perfectly. The space is full of light with a warm, inviting feeling.” By replacing the fluorescent lighting in the coves with ELP’s CLM LED Cove lights, higher light levels, longer lamp life and consistent color were attained while utilizing less electrical power. The CLM Series Cove lights are the smallest offered by ELP for short, narrow coves, yet still provide over 1280 lumens per linear foot.

ELP offers 4 families of cove lights to accommodate a multitude of coves with over 13 styles and 30 lamping options to…

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