Cable Lighting at California Surf Museum in Oceanside, California

If you want to see how cable lighting can be used, check out the California Surf Museum in Oceanside, California.

When the museum moved to a new location, 312 Pier View Way, they used cable lighting throughout.

Wall Anchored Cable Lighting at the California Surf Museum

Cables run wall to wall. One end of each cable run has anchors.

Wall Anchored Cable Lighting at the California Surf Museum

The other side has turnbuckles to tighten the cable.

Parallel Cables are minimally intrusive
California Surf Museum

There are plenty of cables crossing the space, so light can be put anywhere it is needed.

Cable Ceiling Support
California Surf Museum

You have to add additional support to the cable for long runs. Additional support is needed for runs over 20-feet or to support heavier fixtures. Supports can come from the ceiling or stand off a wall. You can also use standoffs and supports to make change the elevation of the cable.

Wall Anchored Cable Lighting at the California Surf Museum Tech Lighting
It looks like K-Pivot and probably K-Jane Cable Light Head
It might be the height adjustable K-Telescope head.
Or it could be something from Bruck Lighting High-Line Cable System
Or some other brand entirely.

A variety of lights are suspended. Attach any cable lights anywhere on the cables. The cable suspends the lights and provides power.

Shield Accessories control side and back light
California Surf Museum

You can used lenses, shields and other accessories to direct and control light.

I researched to find out more about the lighting, but didn’t find much.

An article in the North County Times by Julie Shapiro says it is a “6,000 square foot art-deco style building in the heart of downtown Oceanside.”

Architect Louise Balma, who began working with the museum in 2006, incorporated elements into the structure’s facade that echo the gentle swells of the ocean. The building used to be the Playgirl strip club…

Julie Cox, the museum’s operations manager, said visitors will be particularly struck by the so-called “impact wall,” — a curvy creation that undeniably speaks to the movement of the ocean.

“The wall gives visitors the perspective on being inside a wave and barreled,” Cox said.

Julie Shapiro
North County Times March 23, 2009

Google Street View toured the museum. You can use it to “walk” around and see how they used the cable lights to illuminate the exhibits.

How to Explore Street View on Google Maps

On a phone or other touchscreen

To look around in Street View, drag your finger on the screen or tap the compass. To move, tap the arrows or double-tap the image in the direction you want to go. To see a wider view and change to landscape mode, turn your device sideways. To zoom in, pinch open on the screen. To zoom out, pinch closed on the screen.

Use Street View in Google Maps

On a computer with a mouse

To move around, hover your cursor in the direction you want to go. Your cursor becomes an arrow that shows which direction you’re moving. To see where you might go next, look for the X. Click once to travel to the X. To look around, click and drag your mouse. You can also use the arrows to the left and right of the compass.
To zoom in or out, scroll with your mouse or…use + and – below the compass.

Use Street View in Google Maps

Google Street View See Inside – May 2012

Google Local Guide J Vela posted a 360 view of the museum in 2017. You can explore to see how the lighting has been adjusted as the displays have changed.

Dec 2017 J Vela, Local Guide · Level 5

The Tiella Cable Kit from Tech Lighting can be supported from the walls or ceiling. - DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light – My Design42
The Tiella Cable Kit from Tech Lighting can be supported from the walls or ceiling.

More about Cable Lighting

The easiest way to start is a kit. This kit from Tiella, a division of Tech Lighting is a good place to start. Tiella 800CBL5P, 800CBL5PN Accent 5-Light Cable Kit on Amazon

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