Overall, Cooper attests, "We've got a sharper, crisper looking light."
He particularly likes the fact that the Cree LED lighting can be programmed from full brightness down to 10 percent. They're also motion controlled, with many of them shut entirely off during daylight hours unless needed, saving considerably on electricity.
When the IG Series picks up motion during the day, they come up to 25 percent brightness. At night, they stay at 15 percent, then come up to full brightness when needed, providing "extremely nice light" on demand, Cooper says.
The IG Series also provides enhanced security in the garage, in that there's no longer glare around the wall-mounted cameras and they offer improved visibility when officers are patrolling.
"Their input has been positive," Cooper says of the security team. "They like it. They claim that no matter where they are, once they get within 30 feet of a light, it comes up to full brightness at night, in all areas."
Cooper further reports that the implementation of the Cree fixtures "was a very smooth operation."
Reston Hospital Center anticipates an 81 percent reduction in energy consumption, for $60,455 in annual energy savings, plus the savings on maintenance. And in going all-LED, the hospital received a rebate from Dominion Virginia Power.
The Cree LED lighting is warrantied for 10 years. Given that Cooper hopes to retire before then, he figures his garage lighting woes are resolved forever.