Protection for the Protector
The lighthouse in Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon protects seafarers from rocky shores. The light stands high above a stately residence, which is now home to antique furnishings and artifacts, including valuable art pieces, which have been loaned by Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses. Commissioned in 1871, the lighthouse was last restored in 1996 by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior in 1974. Large Georgian-like windows provide the lighthouse with an historic appearance, which, while permitting grand views of the bay, also allow harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun to damage the interiors.
Executive Director Jane Maines knew the precious furniture and art must be protected while they were in her custody, so she turned to interior decorator Jane Jincks for a solution. Jane had dealt with many similar problems at various locations and promptly recommended the installation of Vista by LLumar Crystal Elegance V58 to protect the furnishings for generations to come. The film was installed on all the lighthouse windows for interior protection and to cut sun glare by 33 percent. The high-tech solar control film blocks more than 99 percent of ultraviolet rays, helping protect against premature fading.*
Best of all, the film is virtually invisible and the professional installation was quick and trouble-free. With Vista in place, the generous donors of irreplaceable furniture and art can be sure that their possessions will be protected while in the lighthouse.