To Projects Well Done!
Travis Nixon kindly gives of his time each year to teach a Fundamentals of Lighting class for our local IES chapter. He is always the favorite instructor of the series thanks to his unique perspective in that he is a lighting designer as well as a contractor. The students love his approachable manner and they gain real-world knowledge from a true professional in both design and constructability.
Conducting business with Travis Nixon and Absolutely Electric is an ideal situation for Rexel Inc. With their knowledge of lighting design and energy efficiency solutions for almost any application, we have created a symbiotic relationship that supports both businesses. The Rexel Inc. Energy Solution Specialist team rely on our contractor commitment partners to understand that energy efficiency jobs consist of not just feasibility studies concentration on total cost of ownership, but also providing the correct lighting environment for our clientele. Absolutely Electric promotes this model in every opportunity we conduct with them. With many successful projects, we have expanding our relationship into sustainability fundraisers for Balboa Park Cultural Partnership and the San Diego Illuminating Engineering Society Chapter.
Absolutely Electric/Nixon Christophers Lighting Design has been a vendor within Balboa Park since 2008 when they started work in the Museum of Photographic Arts. Since then, Travis Nixon and his team have helped nine Park institutions to reduce energy costs and UV impacts on collections, all while benefiting the visitor experience. His understanding of the unique needs of arts and cultural organizations has been extremely valuable to the Balboa Park community. Mr. Nixon exhibits deep knowledge in the fields of lighting, controls and energy- all the way from how the eye perceives light, to going through the application process for SDG&E incentives and rebates. BPCP has invited Absolutely Electric/ Nixon Christophers Lighting Design to meetings of the Balboa Park facility directors to provide trainings on energy topics. He has also spoken at numerous BPCP events for utility and industry professionals, as well as state and local government officials.
Travis and I have worked together for a number of years helping museums understand the issues surrounding museum exhibition lighting. Partnering together, we explored the technical aspects of lamp choices in a rapidly evolving marketplace and the effects of those choices on the both the appearance and preservation of collection items on display. I have been impressed with Travis’ extensive knowledge of the wide range of LED lamps suitable for use for museum applications, the pros and cons of a variety of lamp controlling systems, and his sensitivity to and grasp of the potential impact of choice of lamps and lighting controls on the preservation of sensitive artifacts.