Through their Portland, Oregon team, design/build company McKinstry responded to the city’s RFP and was awarded the contract to provide design-build services for the project. One of the key components of their performance contracting services was to identify the best LED luminaire that fit the city’s requirements such as light quality, high efficiency and reliability, low maintenance, future readiness, dark-sky compliance and wildlife-friendly to name a few.
As the team reviewed LED lighting solutions, they worked with Cree Lighting’s agent Jonathan Schwenke, LP, principal at Form Lighting and Controls, who introduced them to the RSW Series Street Luminaire. Designed with WaveMax® Technology, the RSW Series delivers market-leading color quality and efficacy while providing enhanced visual comfort with reduced glare and high color contrast. Offered in both warmer (2700K or 3000K) or cooler (4000K or 5000K) color temperatures with excellent color rendering (CRI up to 80), the RSW Series LED Street Light with WaveMax® Technology delivers visually comfortable light with exceptional uniformity, high efficiency and precise optical control. So the city has the proper level of light where it is needed and accurate color that results in a more comfortable experience for the public without sacrificing public safety or negatively impacting neighborhoods.
“After reviewing LED options, we chose Cree Lighting’s RSW Series because of its quality of light, reduction in glare, and high lumen count and lumen maintenance,” said Walker. “Cree Lighting’s 10-year warranty was also a big factor in the decisionmaking. While the savings incurred from an LED conversion provide a good return on investment, there is still a significant investment that the city needed to make. The fact that Cree Lighting stands behind the reliability of their product with a 10- year warranty provided extra peace of mind on the project.”