Good Neighbor to Private and Public Partners
EYE Lighting Aphos LED Luminaires Increase Hometown Safety and Security, Save Energy
Mentor, Ohio, home to EYE Lighting and many other thriving businesses, has been engaged with the City and its own neighbors to improve lighting in both public and private spaces. EYE is among the leaders in providing new lighting technology which increases safety and security with improved quality of light.
“We recently worked with our local transit company, the RTA, to upgrade their lighting on station platforms. It’s clear that passengers will feel more comfortable in the new environment, ridership is expected to increase,” said Rob Freitag, VP Marketing for EYE Lighting. “The RTA is very pleased with new look of their property.”
EYE has also worked with another Mentor company to upgrade the lighting in the employee parking lot. The neighboring company was proud of its corporate campus, but wanted to improve the appearance at night as well as improve safety and security. Freitag provided an overview: “Their parking lot had 89 luminaires (fixtures), and the old lighting was burning energy at the average rate of 377 watts per fixture… costing over $8,800 per year.”
EYE Lighting’s new Aphos LED Luminaire, in combination with EYE motion sensors, was the perfect solution. Because the system uses only 35 watts of energy per fixture, a combination of low-wattage LEDs and dimming sequences, the operating cost per year was driven down to
$819, a savings of 90+%.
In order to calculate the total savings, the company also took maintenance costs into account. The life of Aphos LED luminaires in this application is 150,000 hours, compared to 15,000 hours for the legacy technology. Servicing the fixtures is now required every 34 years, instead of every
...the system uses only 35 watts of energy per fixture, a combination of low-wattage LEDs and dimming sequences, the operating cost per year was driven down to $819, a savings of 90+%.
The company’s Facility Manager noted, “Our payback for this project is less than 3 years, and the improved quality of light was apparent from the day we switched on the new EYE lights. And our CFO is pleased with the 40% rate of return.”
Freitag concluded, “We do business all around the world, but it is especially rewarding doing business with neighbors down the street. We saved them money and energy, and made our community better.”
EYE APHOS™ LUMINAIRES High Performance LED Lighting for Parking Facilities, Streets, Roadways, Pathways, Schools, Office Parks
•Lumen maintenance greater than 70% after 100,000 hours
•4000K and 5000K color temperatures available
•Excellent Color Rendering Index (CRI) values
•Range of control optionsavailable
•Stylish design, high quality finish, available in multiple colors
•Custom optics deliver superior light on task in LED Distribution Types II, IIA, III, V
•Easy access for installation, inspection, maintenance
•Suitable for ambient conditions -35°C to +40°C
You can check out more information and benefits of Aphos here.
Download a printable version of this Case Study here.