The Energy Alliance Group teamed up with the City of Perry, Michigan to address exterior lighting concerns among their downtown streets, municipal buildings and parking areas. The existing metal halide lighting systems had a number of drawbacks:
- Insufficient illumination including dark spots between poles which were a security concern in the downtown area.
- High electricity costs due to poor energy efficiency performance.
- High maintenance expenses resulting from bulb replacement costs and the labor required for the change outs.
EAG’s solution was to replace the metal halide lighting with induction lamps. Induction is a proven technology whose benefits include:
- Better illumination with an “instant-on” brighter, whiter light that eliminated the dark spots.
- Reduced energy consumption – induction is one of the most energy efficient technologies.
- Significantly lower maintenance costs with a rated operating life of 100,000 hours.
From day one, lighting upgrades improved monthly cash flow. The City of Perry reduced its exterior lighting energy consumption by 57% and nearly eliminated maintenance costs due to the technologies excellent operating life and 10-year warranty. Additionally, for every $1.00 saved in operating costs, only $0.23 was used to pay for the implemented solution.