Mt. Clemens-based Clean Light Green Light, a subsidiary of London, England-based Global Dynamix Solutions GB PLC, last week announced a new light-emitting diode-based parking garage lighting system.
The company said the system provides a consistent, even light spread without aggravating glare to drivers’ eyes, superior performance and maximum savings potential.
“By strategically engineering componentry we have used extensively and incorporating traditional housings readily available, we were able to solve the existing industry problems of uneven coverage and glare while keeping
manufacturing costs down.” said CLGL CEO David McKinney. “The result is a parking garage fixture that provides the core LED qualities of significant savings, reduced maintenance, and better visibility, with a highly effective and appealing light output at a reasonable price point. Our new LED parking garage series sets yet another industry standard demonstrating the experiential advantage of the CLGL design team and CLGL’s commitment to affordable technology that is reliable and ready for large scale implementation.”
The U.S.-made CLGL PG (parking garage) series consists of six fixtures ranging from 34 watts to 112 watts, providing easy retrofits for traditional high pressure sodium, metal halide and induction lighting that use 100 to 250 watts.
Like all CLGL LEDs, these lights impart superior color rendering, resulting in improved visual acuity as well as accurate surveillance camera footage contributing to a heightened sense of security in parking structures.
Their operating temperature range is from 40 below zero to 140 above zero Fahrenheit, making them functional in a broad range of climates and conditions. They also meet regulatory requirements for use of hazardous substances, and meet all national electrical codes for foot candle coverage. They even feature a vandal resistant lens.
Initial product pilots were conducted in parking structures belonging to Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd., one of North America’s largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate, and were very successful with full scale retrofits moving forward. In another pilot, a large international retailer tested the CLGL PG fixtures against 185-watt induction lights documenting equal foot candle output with substantial savings and an overall favorable outcome for CLGL. The new series is generating substantial interest including a major U.S. sports stadium currently in negotiations for a parking structure retrofit. In addition to parking garage structures, the series can be used for tunnel lighting, vapor-type lighting, and many outdoor applications.
The superior light quality and true color rendering of the CLGL PG fixtures in the forefront are very evident in this Canadian Cadillac Fairview pilot installation.
The company said that because most parking garages’ lighting systems stay on around the clock the payback in energy savings for switching to LED lights will be less than three years. The fixture also offers an extremely long lamp life — more than 50,000 hours — at which point the light does not go out, but slowly dims to about 70 percent of the original lumens, avoiding outages that can create potential safety hazards.
The statistical analysis from one of the first documented parking garage retrofits in Raleigh, N.C. in 2007 demonstrated an annual savings of just under $64,000 and an anticipated 15 year savings of over $635,000 (including LED lamp replacement and a relatively low kilowatt hour electrical rate of six cents.
For more detailed product information visit the CLGL Web site at www.cleanlightgreenlight.com.