PROJECT TYPE : Retrofit
BUILDING TYPE : University
LOCATION : Fort Collins, CO
MFG AGENT : Visual Interest
DISTRIBUTOR : QED
Safety is a top priority on any college campus, and reliable, bright lighting is indispensable for achieving a secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. At Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, high maintenance exterior lights on many campus buildings with lackluster performance drove the University to turn to LEDs for an upgrade.The 70-watt Metal Halide, original lamps were compromising the wall pack fixtures outside doors and along the perimeter of campus buildings. Heat produced by the lamps was degrading the fixtures, and the University was experiencing high maintenance costs to replace expired lamps and ballasts on a regular basis.Not wanting to send functional light fixtures to the dump, Colorado State turned to TerraLUX for a reliable, low maintenance lighting solution. The 70-watt Metal Halide lamps and ballasts were removed and replaced with the TerraLUX LED Linear Engine.
The TerraLUX LED Linear Engine allowed Colorado State to keep their existing fixtures, and upgrade them to LED lamps, saving over 83% in energy costs, and delivering a payback in less than one year. Additionally, campus security is better able to monitor campus activity on security cameras due to improved light quality.
The TerraLUX LED Linear Engine produces less heat, reduces energy consumption, eliminates revolving maintenance time and costs, and it is also able to withstand harsh and freezing Colorado winters with no reduction in performance quality.
Colorado State University has been so impressed with the results of the TerraLUX LED Light Engine in the exterior lighting fixtures a retrofitting project for the residence halls and apartments on campus is now being planned. Overall, by installing the LED Light Engine, the University has been able to achieve all of it’s lighting goals while preserving existing fixtures and improving safety.