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mdrejhon

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New LED based pot lights are much, much shallower.
Some simulated LED pot lights don't even require drilling into the ceiling anymore -- flush mount "fake-potlights" -- only a few millimeters profile on the surface of a ceiling.

Unfortunately - I suspect what happened is that, given lead times, when this piece of work at Union Station was being designed, spec'ed, tendered and contracted, the LED pot lights may not yet have been on the market...
Morever -- harshness of LED varies so much. I think full spectrum LED (>CRI 90), PWM-free and balanced light (less blue light peak) should have been considered. The light is less harsh and more inviting. They're widespread and somewhat reasonably cheap now (most 2019-model IKEA LEDARE bulbs are now essentially full-spectrum included in the cheap price), but wasn't five years ago.
 

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Give me a break. I walked through the departures area just yesterday. It absolutely is not dark, drab and dated.
Also, that's a pretty harsh camera flash in the photo purporting to be "brighter" than today's state.
 

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I swear only Metrolinx can get away with tearing down infrastructure built less than 15 years ago - every other transit authority would have gotten nailed for it .

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Bay concourse is now visible through the construction fence in the location indicated by the red circle below, if anyone is interested in taking pictures:
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Bay concourse is now visible through the construction fence in the location indicated by the red circle below, if anyone is interested in taking pictures:
Yes. they have taken down the window coverings looking down into the area where the east half of the ramp used to be a few times in the past but then put them back. The views may not be there for long!
 

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The hoarding around the platform stairs have also been removed in some areas, so you can get a (very limited) look into the Bay concourse from platform level.
 

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