California State University, Fullerton
Using Cree LED lighting, California State University at Fullerton (CSUF) is working toward a goal to become an all-LED campus with the long term objective to be a net zero energy consumer, meaning it will use only as much energy as it generates.
California State University at Fullerton (CSUF) is working toward a goal to become an all-LED campus with the long term objective to be a net zero energy consumer, meaning it will use only as much energy as it generates. The process is taking shape with energy efficient lighting solutions that include Cree® LED exterior luminaires controlled with an integrated wireless outdoor dimming system.
The massive project began with a phase one installation that includes lighting for a new six-level eastside parking structure, adjoining roadway, and pedestrian walkway that leads from the structure to campus buildings. Through in-depth evaluations, Cree was selected as the lighting supplier of choice for the majority of the project.
Cree Edge™ parking structure luminaires had previously been through an evaluation and selection process at sister campus CSU at Long Beach, one of 23 CSU campus locations, making them a natural choice for the CSUF team to install in the new parking structure. The project included 151 parking structure luminaires with two-level operation providing a high level LED drive current at 350mA while achieving a lighting power density well below California Title 24 Energy Code requirements. An additional 50 percent power reduction was realized in low level operation with the LED drive current at 175mA while illumination performance is reduced by only an approximate 30 percent.