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LED Bulb Incremental Improvement

LED Bulb Incremental Improvement

Incremental Improvement

  • Flex Space
  • Gateway Center Drive
  • Clarksburg, Maryland
Featured Product: Shoe Box Lamp
LED 8090M by Light Efficient Design
Gateway Center Drive is location to a cluster of flex space buildings in Clarksburg, Maryland. These buildings are home to warehouse and office space, with many visitors and employees on location daily.

The Opportunity

Property management company Buchanan Partners desired to save energy throughout the property’s outdoor pole lighting. Keeping within their predetermined budget was a priority. Gateway Drive’s existing pole lights were a mix of 400 Watt metal halide and 320 Watt pulse start metal halide bulbs.

Bay Lighting Solution

Bay Lighting worked on several proposal options, ranging from replacing fixtures to replacing bulbs, with subsequent pricing. Ultimately, Buchanan Partners opted to update lighting incrementally with bulb replacement. With budget and reliability top of mind, Bay Lighting recommended an LED 120 Watt shoe box lamp by Light Efficient Design. This ballast bypass project will save on energy and maintenance.

The Benefits

To date, 39 pole lights have been converted to LED, with each bulb resulting in $160 in energy savings per year. In addition, with the new longer lasting LED bulbs, management has eliminated the need to change bulbs every two years. In five years, the property will have saved $31,200 in energy on the 39 new pole lights.

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    SAVINGS AT A GLANCE

    Energy savings is based on the replacement of 10 bulbs incrementally.
    • Cost to Customer: $3,217
    • Annual Savings: $1,600
    • Net 5-Year Savings: $8,000
    • Payback: 2 years
    To date, the property has incrementally replaced 39 metal halide bulbs with LED for a 5-year energy savings of $31,200.
    The outdoor lighting was enhanced at this multi-use flex space by retrofitting LED bulbs into existing poles. Converting to LED will eliminate maintenance time and save on longer lasting bulbs.
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