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PROJECT lighting 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. T 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 Mentor, OH. 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," concluded Minard. 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 Want more information? The resources below are linked on our website at commercialarchitecturemagazine. com and our digital magazine at may2016. 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. Circle 11 on the Reader Service Card. Download the LEDioc spec sheet. 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. 56 CA1605pjeye.indd 56 COMMERCI A L A RCHI T EC T URE MAY 2016 Download the LEDioc features brochure. 5/11/16 1:41 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture May 2016

The Architects
Regulations Shape Hospital Design
Architectural Glass Goes First Class
Healthcare Green Design
Interiors Products
Insulation Chills Cold-Storage Facility
Exteriors Products
Dynamic Glass Transforms Elevated Oasis
High-Speed Doors Add Zip To Service Center
Windows & Doors Products
Controlling The Sun
Building Technology Products
VRF Holds Key To Detroit Renovation
Tankless Units Heat Water For 17 Stories
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Retrofit Cuts Operation Costs by 85%
Power Monitor Tracks Non-Light Loads, Too
Lighting & Electrical Products

Commercial Architecture May 2016