Improved lighting quality, reduced maintenance cost and over 50 percent energy savings were achieved with the recent installation of the Cree Edge™ LED area lights in the main parking lot.
School officials were impressed by the astounding visual impact of the new lighting and the realization of 53 percent energy savings with virtually no maintenance costs.
On the energy consumption side, each LED fixture is providing 53 percent or 159 system watts of savings over the original installation. Taking into account the over 50,000 hours of fixture life, the facility will be looking forward to over 16 years of maintenance-free operation.
Wm. H. Mark Murphy, headmaster and president of The Prairie School, commented, “We’re not only happy with the impressive light levels of the new LED fixtures but we’re also looking forward to realizing the cost savings on our utility bills from the reduced energy usage. They’re great!”