Real Solutions Case Studies
Kim Lighting was put to the test by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, to provide luminaires that met their stringent lighting requirements for a new parking structure. With 379 PGL7 LED luminaires for the interior portion of the garage and 34 WARP9 LED pole mounted luminaires, mission accomplished.
The owner and design-build team selected LED lighting – 214 innovative PGL7 LED fixtures, a new, patent-pending LED system created by Kim Lighting. Kim has been the pioneer in the parking structure lighting – designed to control glare at the low mounting heights common in garages.
The challenge the Port of Tampa faced was how to effectively relight Tampa’s busy cruise ship terminal and adjacent Channelside entertainment district. The Port Authority wanted to pursue technologically advanced alternatives other than the existing HPS lamps. At that time, Kim Lighting was introducing a unique new LED Parking Garage Luminaire, PGL7 LED. The engineering team performed a life cycle cost analysis and found that Kim's PGL7 produced the results the Port Authority had sought; an estimated life cycle cost savings exceeding $750,000 over the 12 year analysis cycle.
The City of Huntington Beach is among the first to make use of Kim Lighting's new HID to LED Upgrade Kits to upgrade its existing Kim HID luminaire installation. The existing Beach-Side parking lot had been installed approximately 14 years ago with 250W HPS Kim Archetypes. The LED Upgrade Kits provided the city with a much more sustainable alternative to complete luminaire replacement.
Kim Lighting collaborated with Arizona's Department of Transportation and Solar Traffic Controls Company to illuminate one of Scottsdale's major community pathways, Western Canal. The project was originally specified by ADOT to employ HID sources, however the specifications were switched once the ADOT learned of both solar and LED performance advancements, and rewrote the specification to bridge the two cutting-edge technologies.
The new restaurant expansion in the Oakbrook, IL area intended to install 400-watt metal halide shoebox style fixtures to illuminate the parking lot area. The design team decided to switch out the specification and pursue a more advanced, cutting edge technology that would provide superior energy efficiency while maintaining high performance standards. As a result the team selected WARP9 LED.