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Georgia Lighting Firm Supplies LEDs to Downriver Arts Center: When Wyandotte’s Downriver Council for the Arts made the move to a new location, the organization was greeted with a range of unique benefits, including energy-efficient, aesthetically pleasing and virtually maintenance-free LED street and walkway lighting from Peachtree, Ga.-based Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE). A regional arts organization and public gallery serving approximately 400,000 people, the Downriver Council for the Arts moved to its new home in Wyandotte in March. The new building, a former Masonic Temple built in the 19th century, had been renovated by the Wyandotte Municipal Services Department in 2009. Recent updates included new LED lighting adjacent to the facility’s sidewalk boundary. Initially, the retrofit project posed several challenges. The City wanted to improve ambiance and color without disturbing trees, but traditional urban streetlights were not the preferred option. The facility’s previous street lighting consisted of 18 typical cobrahead fixtures that, while functional, did not provide aesthetically pleasing lighting. Cooper Lighting’s Streetworks Generation LED Decorative Post Top Luminaires served as a practical, visually pleasing and cost-effective solution. Their decorative appearance helps showcase the restoration of the classic building, while still providing required light levels for 25 to 35 percent less energy than the legacy system. Cooper Lighting’s Generation Series LED luminaire serves as an energy-saving outdoor fixture that combines aesthetics with superior photometric performance for even and uniform illumination without pixilation. When operating at full light output, the Generation Series LED luminaire consumes only 58W. The performance of the LED version makes it suitable to replace a 70W high pressure sodium or 100W metal halide fixture, saving 33 to 50 percetn on energy. LEDs also offer distinct advantages in light control. The Generation Series LED luminaire can be bi-level switched for 50 percent energy savings during curfew hours. Unique to Generation Series LED design, the luminaire can be switched to a street-side/house-side version, allowing the house side of the luminaire to be turned off during curfew hours. The light engine can also be purchased separately for retrofit applications of pre-existing Generation Series HID fixtures. More at www.cooperlighting.com/led.
MassTimes.org and Online Tech Get Travelers to Church on Time: Mass Times has recently selected Online Tech as their managed data center partner. The Mass Times ministry, based in Boston, manages www.masstimes.org, a multi-language website that provides locations and worship times for over 110,000 churches worldwide. Catholics that are outside of their diocesan boundaries are able to search for mass times and map locations using the internet and wireless devices. The Web site contains the shared database (On-Line Catholic Church Directory) that is updated approximately 100 times day by 12,000 parishes and 25 dioceses and members. Making sure that the website is always available, and protected from external attacks, is critical according to Bob Hummel, Founder and Owner of Mass Times.org. By partnering with Online Tech, Mass Times’ can leverage high-availability, fully managed dedicated servers with around-the-clock server monitoring and 24×7 hands on support for any issue that might arise. Mass Times also colocates their equipment in Online Tech’s data centers, and uses Online Tech’s managed services to monitor and manage it.
Webb Gets Big Biomass Contract: The Farmington Hills-based Jervis B. Webb Co., a subsidiary of Japan’s Daifuku Co. Ltd., Tuesday announced a contract with Covanta Energy Corp. to design, engineer and manufacture an ash handling system in Kapolei, Hawaii. The project is the result of an expansion by Covanta and also includes a new building that will house the ash handling system. The new system will move bottom ash and fly ash to trailer loading shuttle conveyors. The bottom ash system includes vibrating conveyors with scalping capabilities, belt conveyors, a drum magnet for removing ferrous metals and an eddy current separator for removing non-ferrous metals. The fly ash system includes an inclined drag chain conveyor that leads to a silo, a vibrating discharger, screw conveyors, pug mill mixers, and an agglomerating trammel for mixing fly ash and bottom ash prior to transporting to trailer loading. Webb will work with Burns and Roe, a leading engineering and construction company on the project. Work is scheduled to begin in March 2011. Webb specializes in the design, engineering, installation and support of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Webb also has manufacturing locations in Harbor Springs and Boyne City, Mich.; Carlisle, S.C.; Canada; India; and China. The company was founded in 1919 by Jervis B. Webb who invented the forged rivetless chain conveyor that helped revolutionize mass production.
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