Between the two locations, the installation of 1,140 area and bollard luminaires provides greatly reduced energy consumption and costs while dramatically improving lighting performance and virtually eliminating maintenance. The time and money saved on re-lamping are now redirected to other campus needs.
The Cree® LED lighting solution provides George Mason University with a highly-efficient exterior lighting system that works toward its long-term sustainability goals. Additionally, the Cree LED luminaires provide more uniform, targeted illumination that improves nighttime visibility for students and faculty.
“The parking and pathway lights have produced numerous comments on the dramatic improvement,” said Pat Buchanan, Mason’s energy manager. “Security is very pleased with the increased visibility, true color rendering and uniform lighting that help reduce accidents and crime.”
And the savings speak for themselves:
• Over 1,951 megawatt-hours annual electrical energy savings
• Anticipated annual energy cost savings over $92,000
• Estimated annual maintenance cost savings over $42,000
The lighting upgrades were identified through detailed surveys of the existing systems. Trial fixtures were installed in multiple locations, giving George Mason University the opportunity to ensure that the lighting system replacements would meet with University standards for outdoor lighting in all applications.