Outdoor LED lights from MaxLite replace metal halide fixtures, improving safety at Baltimore building

Sept. 10, 2013
Date Announced: 10 Sep 2013 Baltimore building prevents car break-ins with MaxLite LED outdoor lighting“I knew I needed to find a light that would cover the entire parking lot from end to end, but I wanted to pay special attention to energy consumption and help the building cut down on their electric bill. Using MaxLite’s LED products, I was able to go down in wattage while producing more light. The quality and amount of light was doubled compared with what they used to have, and the tenants in the building thanked me for taking care of their crime problems. Choosing MaxLite was a no brainer.”-- Shane Hresko, CEO of Bmore Green (SDVOB)The challengesA school turned mixed-use residential and commercial building in a developing area near John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, was experiencing significant crime in its 40-spot parking lot. The parking lot was dimly lit with one post top fixture with dual-globe lamps at the top, which did not produce enough light to reach the front door, leaving areas of complete darkness and shadows. When tenants reported frequent car break-ins, the building owner sought out new, brighter lighting in the dark parking lot that would avoid the removal and damage of the aesthetics of the post top lamppost.The solutionBmore Green replaced four 400-watt metal halide area lights that consume 450-watts each with two 100-watt LED area lights, two set atop each pole. Additionally, Bmore Green selected a 50-watt LED small flood light that was installed on a weatherproof mounting box in the center of an existing dual post top fixture, and aimed at the building entrance. Still retaining the existing post-top globe lamps in place, this installation added much-needed light for the parking lot without altering the “old Baltimore city style” of the lamppost.The BenefitsEven by adding an additional LED small flood light to the lamppost in the parking lot, the building will save 67,500 kWh in energy and $8,100 in energy and maintenance costs over the L70-rated 50,000-hour life of the fixtures. Bmore Green also helped the building owner to secure a utility rebate of $150 per LED area light, for an additional upfront savings of $600. Additionally, since the fixtures were installed in the Fall of 2012, tenants have not reported a single car break-in in the parking lot.MaxLiteMaxLite has been committed to providing energy efficient lighting products for the last 20 years, and was one of the first movers into LED technology in the industry. An ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, MaxLite established the MaxLED® brand, an extensive line of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures featuring innovative LED luminaires and lamps using the latest state-of-the-art LED technology.

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