Deco Lighting D816i Series area luminaires with 120 watt Induction lamps replaced 250 watt HPS fixtures in several parking locations. Additional Deco Lighting fixtures installed include D407i Series Induction wall luminaires and vaportight T8 fluorescent fixtures in campus parking garages. NovaTech Energy Services Group, Inc., a nationwide leader in energy conservation services, provided lighting design, equipment recommendations and complete cost savings analyses for the project. “The new lighting is expected to save the University $21,092 per year in lighting energy costs and $3,994 per year in maintenance costs“ said Greg Cavlovic, National Accounts Manager of NovaTech. “Including state and utility rebates, the ROI (return on investment) is projected to be achieved in only 2.27 years” added Mr. Cavlovic. Long term maintenance savings will be provided by eliminating the parts and labor costs of at least three relampings of the HPS fixtures over the lifespan of the new 100,000 hour Induction luminaires.
Induction lighting provides equivalent light levels compared to HID lighting using only half the wattage. This performance is based on the visual effective lumens (VEL) of Induction lamps, versus the traditional outdoor footcandle measurement criteria developed for HID lamps many years ago. The superior quality of Induction lighting is due to the VEL, high 85 lumens per watt efficiency, and excellent 85 CRI (color rendering index) clean white color. HPS lamps exhibit a distinctly yellowish cast and a very poor 22 CRI color rating. The superb color, uniformity and control of the new Deco Lighting Induction fixtures at the UC Irvine campus has greatly improved the nighttime visibility and safety for students, staff, drivers, and the surrounding community.
The University of California, Irvine, founded in 1965, is one of the ten general campuses of the University of California. UC Irvine is recognized worldwide as a Top Ten Public University and ranks among the top U.S. universities for its academics. UC Irvine is well known for its Medical Center, undergraduate and graduate schools, and many research organizations. The campus occupies 1,510 acres, features a wide range of architectural building styles, and is engaged in a large scale construction program for expansion. UC Irvine wields great economic impact as the largest employer in Orange County, California.
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