Modernwash Car Wash Architecture is an industry leading design-build company
specializing in innovative, eye-catching car wash designs. It is their goal for your facility
to stand out from the crowd and from your competition by utilizing your building as a 24
hour marketing tool. This is done through unique steel frames, innovative roof designs and
a variety of other modern architectural features. One design area Modernwash was not
taking advantage of was LED lighting which can significantly further enhance the aesthetics
of a facility. Modernwash began seeking a dependable car wash lighting solution that
would complement their design aesthetics and offer an additional above and beyond
feature to their customers.

Bowling Green, KY
Modern Wash
Car Wash & Detail


The traditional solutions for car wash lighting are typically vapor tights and canopy
fixtures. Both products have limitations and neither are properly designed for the harsh
environments encountered in a car wash facility. These applications see consistent high
pressure water, extremely high humidity levels and acidic cleaning chemicals. These factors
cause water intrusion, lens degradation and result in diminished product lifetimes and high
failure levels. An additional challenge is that these solutions are often bulky, not aesthetically
appealing and produce inconsistent light levels throughout the facility.

“We were excited when we found the G&G LED waterproof fixture. We appreciate the
sleek, compact design aesthetic for our building designs, but more important that the WPX
was developed with car wash tunnels in mind. The system is built to last in the demanding
environment and the simple and easy cabling setup lowers installation costs.”
Timothy Hogue, President


G&G’s WPX series harsh environment, linear LED fixture was initially
designed specifically for the car wash industry. The system features
a seamless housing and an IP68/IP69K waterproof rating to stand up
the high pressure wash downs and high humidity levels. This series is
engineered with a chemical resistant co-polyester housing that is not
affected by car wash cleaning solutions. The simple plug and play
cabling allows the system to adapt to a variety of building structures
and cuts down on installation costs. The low-profile linear design
produces extremely consistent light levels and a modern, aesthetically
appealing result.


Modernwash now uses G&G’s WPX series linear luminaires for all of
its wash tunnel designs in which they provide lighting. Modernwash
and G&G work hand to hand to present custom solutions tailored the
customer’s specific building designs. Customers are given confidence
by the quality and durability of the luminaires and appreciate the
contribution to the aesthetic design as well as the overall savings in
installation, maintenance and perpetual energy costs.

Features That Mattered

  • IP68/IP69K – High Pressure Hose-Down Rated

  • Chemical Resistant – Seamless Co-Polyester Housing

  • Easy Installation – Plug and Play Connectors & Cabling

  • Energy Efficient – Up to 150 Lumens Per Watt

  • High Light Output – Up to 1,500 Lumens Per Foot

  • Low-Profile – Compact 1” Round Housing