Stouch Lighting provides new lights for Darby Borough's after school program building

April 2, 2012
Date Announced: 02 Apr 2012 Background: Fresh Start is a youth development program that started in Darby, PA, in 2008. This is a private program that is dedicated in helping teenagers develop and ‘make a difference.’ The Darby Fresh Start building had F40T12 – 4 lamp fixtures illuminating the inside. These fixtures consumed over 10,800 kWh per year, with energy costs of over $13,900 over a ten year period. With the new LED lamps and OptaLume fixtures over $10,000 in energy costs will be saved over a ten year time span. OptaLume is an highly reflective plastic substrate. The reflector has greater than 97% reflectance across the visible spectrum, allowing light fixtures to distribute more efficient light output with an even, low-glare aesthetic. The Client: Darby Borough, located in Delaware County, PennsylvaniaObjective: The objective of this project was to increase light levels and visibility while decreasing maintenance and energy costs and consumption.Challenge: The challenge was in trying to reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs, while increasing light levels and visibility in the building. Resolution: Stouch Lighting was able to provide and install new LED light fixtures and OptaLume technology to replace the F40T12 – 4-lamp fixtures. The new LED lights are much brighter and crisper, not to mention eco-friendly and energy efficient. The OptaLume reflectors distribute light evenly, while decreasing energy consumption, and in turn save money and energy for Darby’s Fresh Start Building.Outcome: The Fresh Start Building reduced energy consumption by 69% while increasing light levels with an even distribution. About Stouch Lighting: Headquartered in Aston, PA, Stouch Lighting is a LED lighting distributor with over 20 years of extensive knowledge in the lighting industry. We distribute a vast selection of LED lighting products from various manufacturers. Stouch Lighting is also the exclusive distributor of OptaLume, an innovative technology of highly reflective plastic substrate. Stouch Lighting provides a “Best Solution” approach, for your specific environment. We assess, educate, and evaluate each application and then recommend the best LED products for your environment. We provide you with cost of ownership models, Return on Investment (ROI) analysis, LED to HID energy comparison matrix and cost verification to reduce your operating costs and maximize your energy savings. For additional information, please visit the Stouch Lighting website at or follow us on Twitter @StouchLighting.

Caley Tate Communications Editor Stouch Lighting

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