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Retrofit Cuts Operating Costs By 85%
Replacing 82 HID luminaires on the Univ. of Louisville campus with pole-top
LED units cut demand from 100,000 to 12,000 kWhr/yr.
he Univ. of Louisville, located on the banks of
neering, Cincinnati. The company has performed thou-
the Ohio River in Louisville, KY, since 1798, has
sands of lighting upgrades in millions of square feet of
earned its reputation as one of the country's lead-
space. Matt Minard was the project leader. "A primary
ing educational institutions. The splendid campus is near
goal for the Eastern Parkway phase of the retrofit was
the heart of the city and the university prides itself on
lighting quality; we needed to assure a superior visual en-
the architecture of its buildings and the beautifully land-
vironment for pedestrian and vehicular traffic. We called
scaped grounds. The major thoroughfare into the campus
EYE Lighting because we learned of their growing capa-
is Eastern Parkway, heavily traveled day and night.
bility to replace HID post-tops with a custom-designed
As the final step of a campus-wide lighting retrofit, the
LED light source. We sent a sample luminaire to their
university facility-maintenance staff decided to replace
engineering team and the end result was a perfect LED
Eastern Parkway's existing 82 250-W high-pressure-sodi-
retrofit kit. I believe the EYE LEDioc lamp was the best,
um luminaires with LED technology. The decision was
if not the only, solution for this application," he said.
easier than the implementation. The poles along the road
"The installation process was more than a pleasant sur-
fit the landscape nicely and it was not in the budget to
prise," Minard continued. "It took only 20 minutes per
replace them, so they needed a post-top retrofit solution
pole to replace the old light source with the new 37-W
that delivered quality lighting and could be economically
LEDioc. The crew said it was simple and easy. And when
installed by maintenance personnel. Several months of
the new lights were turned on, the news got even better.
searching revealed no product that fit the specification
The light level is excellent and the bright, crisp visual en-
and the current poles, until they connected with EYE
vironment is just what Louisville was looking for. They
Lighting and the LEDioc engineered LED solution. EYE
are delighted with new lighting.
Lighting International of North America Inc. is located in
The LEDioc lamp is designed specifically as a retrofit
"The EYE Lighting team was easy to work with. They
provided superior service and delivered a great product,"
post-top luminaire. Combined with the company's exper-
The cost of operating the 82 Eastern Parkway lumi-
tise in custom re-engineering of the mechanical package,
naires was reduced by more than 85%, with kilowatt
the solution for EYE customers such as Louisville be-
hours dropping from more than 100,000 to 12,000/yr.
comes attractive financially.
Kilowatt demand went from 23.7 to 2.7-numbers that
The University's partner in the project was Eco Engi-
prove LEDioc is the right choice for street and area lighting retrofits. CA
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Above. The LEDioc retrofit post-top luminaires were designed to fit on top of the 82
poles that flank the Eastern Parkway on the
Univ. of Louisville campus.
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Right. The cost of operating the luminaires
was reduced by more than 85%, with
kilowatt hours dropping from more than
100,000 to 12,000/yr.
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