The Cree LED luminaire installation allowed the hotel to achieve a required higher lighting performance while saving 191 watts per fixture. With a total energy savings of 23,700 kWh over the incumbent lights, the facility saves 65 percent annually in energy costs. Efficiency Vermont estimates a 5.9 year payback (including maintenance savings, assuming 4,380 hours of use at $0.13/kWh).
“The new lighting is awesome; the parking lot illumination is fantastic,” said Kane. “We’ve had quite a few customers compliment us on how well lit the parking area is.”
The first opportunity to present a positive impression about the relative safety of a hotel or motel property is at the perimeter where parking lot security is often the most overlooked area. Good exterior lighting must be balanced and even, and is designed to fill the gap between the property boundary and the hotel entrance.