A lighting prospect of Tripar was looking to enter the North American market and to do so they needed to comply with the various regulations, mainly the use of I.C. Boxes and related above-ceiling stamped metal components.
The original designs comprised two different I.C. Boxes and plaster frame sizes to facilitate the single and double lamp options. Upon reviewing the designs only the junction box, cover and bar hangers were the same on both; the plaster frames and I.C. Boxes were completely different. To make what was requested it would have involved designing & manufacturing 7 new dies, for a total cost close to $100,000, plus over 20 weeks lead time.
Tripar always strives to see if our standard parts can replace those custom designed in order to reduce cost and lead time for the client. We established that we had standard products; in this case, an I.C. Box whose size was remarkably close to the client’s design, and a standard plaster frame in which the either a single or double oval cut-out could easily be introduced at very low cost.