Members benefit from pumping iron in a well-lit, connected facility
Longmont, CO – Terralux, a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial retrofit technology, has completed an internet-of-things retrofit lighting project at MBS CrossFit in Arvada, CO. Opened in 2008 by six time CrossFit Games competitor, Patrick Burke, MBS recently expanded its Arvada location at a converted warehouse facility. While members had more room to workout in the new facility, the gym inherited a lighting problem that it turned to Terralux to remedy.
Not only did the warehouse have several light fixtures that had stopped functioning altogether, others flickered constantly creating a less than desirable atmosphere for intense concentration and hardcore workout sessions. The 175-watt mercury vapor surface mounted luminaires were so outdated that replacement parts could not be ordered to repair the broken lights, but MBS wanted to upgrade without creating the unnecessary waste of trashing the fixtures altogether.
Terralux provided an ideal solution with the ability to convert the existing fixtures to more energy efficient LEDs with its SR12, a 32-watt, 12” round LED retrofit kit. During the retrofit, lamps and ballasts were removed and existing wires were reconnected to the SR12 retrofit kit. The LED retrofit was enhanced with LEDSENSE® technology for wireless lighting configuration and control. In addition, wireless occupancy and daylight sensors were added to provide additional energy savings during vacancy and afternoon sunlight. While maintenance to replace lamps, ballasts or sockets on the existing lights used to take an hour per fixture, the Terralux kits only took 10 minutes to retrofit per fixture and are guaranteed to be maintenance free for seven years.
“We are happy to be able to enjoy our new facilities with our members minus the flickering and oddly colored lighting that we inherited from the previous occupants,” said Burke. “Not only did we eliminate a time-consuming maintenance task we are also benefiting from more energy efficient and controllable lighting.”
“We were thrilled to help a local business retrofit their facility,” said Matthew Sallee, Director of Strategic Marketing for Terralux. “The combination of our LED Retrofit products and LEDSENSE® platform provides MBS Crossfit a no-compromise retrofit. They have significantly improved the ambiance of the space, they are gaining dimming and occupancy control, all while saving a tremendous of amount of energy and removing operational overhead for years to come.”
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About Terralux, Inc.
Founded in Boulder, Colorado, Terralux has been designing and manufacturing LED lighting and building intelligence solutions since 2003. Terralux technology can be found in: healthcare, education, multifamily, hospitality, office, municipal and retail buildings. Terralux OEM and Retrofit solutions are easy to install, highly reliable, and economical. Terralux holds over 30 patents across the most critical aspects of LED technology.
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