LED Lights Up Outdoor and Parking Areas

Darren Levine, Managing Director, Lighting of Orginal Energy Darren Levine’s article for MANN Report Management originally published in the September 2016 issue. https://mydigitalpublication.com/display_article.php?id=2577550&id_issue=336145  
LED lighting installations offer an increasingly attractive ROI to building owners and property managers, and the expiration of a major Federal tax incentive (Section 179D of the Energy Policy Act) set to expire by the end of this year has created a catalyst to move forward, as LED is rapidly becoming the industry standard. LED lights are brightening up conference rooms, lobbies, hallways and guest rooms everywhere we look due to their compact size, improved aesthetics and enhanced ability to direct light to specific areas.

A growing number of properties are starting to glow outside from parking lots to roadways, car dealerships, campuses and parks because LED lighting performance includes expanded light beam range or angle and a highly energy-efficient output of 150 watts of power, vs. the current 400-watt metal-halide (MH) fixture. These installations are creating brighter spaces economically, and with a projected life expectancy of 50,000 hours (up to three times as long as standard outdoor fixtures), LED is reducing maintenance and operating costs, and many fixtures can be fitted with video camera options for wireless security as well as CAT 5 lighting potential.

LED Lighting Systems – The Complete Building Solution Today, we are seeing LED light the way in an increasingly broad spectrum of buildings, from hotels and high-rise corporate structures to grocery stores and garages. For many building owners who have invested in LED and have already started to realize the many benefits of this lighting technology, they have started to look at their entire campuses or facilities as their next steps towards saving money, lowering maintenance costs and creating a more inviting place to work, shop or live.
The next “frontier” for many is their outdoor areas, including:
  • Parking lots and garages
  • External building lighting • Entry/Access Roads
  • Building Signage
  • Retail storefronts
Installing LED lighting in outdoor areas offers many advantages over today’s standard lights, as they provide a safer environment for employees working after hours, enhanced control options and opportunities to support company-branding campaigns (illuminating signage). Taking the Next Step If your building needs an outdoor lighting retrofit, today may be the best time to survey your entire facility and review the benefits to install LED lights this year, as there are many options that can enable your project to be financially viable, including incentive and rebate programs through Con Edison and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority that may be combined with the federal tax deductions. Original Energy offers a no-cost initial survey, along with complete project financing through our Original Energy Capital Solutions division, including options ranging from a two-to-five-year ROI that can be paid back though savings realized at your upgraded facility. view-led-case-studies-button Park Avenue South office building, New York, NY Original Energy LED lighting solutions are backed by a 50,000-hour warranty, versus an average 8,000 hours for a typical CFL and 1,200 hours for incandescent bulbs. For a typical office environment–that’s five years of illumination! The OE LED team has designed and installed a number of outdoor lighting installations in the NY Metro area, including a Park Avenue South building, 399 Knollwood in Elmsford, NY, and the Woodbury Village Condo Complex in Woodbury NY. “The Original Energy LED Team was able to completely upgrade our outdoor lighting system at Woodbury Village, and we are very pleased with their work, from the initial review through the installation, which was totally professional from start to finish. We would highly recommend Original Energy to any building manager or property owner,” Ronald Tepperman, Woodbury Village.
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