Lighting Designs Partners with the U.S. Air National Guard
LOVELAND, Colo. (January 2, 2013) – Lighting Designs & More, a leading lighting design and development firm, is pleased to announce a successful collaboration with the Air National Guard aimed at creating significant energy savings while improving the quality of lighting on bases throughout the country. The most recent project took place at 142nd Portland Air National Guard Base (ANG) in Portland, Oregon where Lighting Designs lead a team that replaced outdated High Pressure Sodium (HPS) and Metal Halide (MH) technology with energy efficient Induction Lighting. Portland ANG will save 1.3 million kilowatt hours, or over $95,000/yr. in energy costs, with the new induction lighting system. In addition, the lighting changes made at the base resulted in a $200,000 rebate provided by Oregon Energy Trust Company. Induction lighting provides significant benefits in commercial, municipal and military applications, including long lamp life, high color rendering and high efficiency. Average lamp life of 100,000 hours reduces maintenance time, cost, and induction technology delivers crisp white light with an average of 60% less energy than Metal Halide. And Induction lighting does not require warm-up time, so it can be used with motion sensors and step dimming for even more energy savings. Lighting Designs & More, LLC, a full-service lighting design firm, is led by Frank Gale, CLC, a nationally-known Certified Lighting Consultant who began his career 29 years ago in Colorado. The only Certified Lighting Consultant in the Denver and Northern Colorado area, Frank has designed lighting for some of the most distinctive customers in the Mountain Region and across the United States. His unique creative vision and extensive product knowledge have resulted in two recent national design awards: the Lutron Radio RA2 best "Commercial Job Award" in the United States in 2010 and Lutron RadioRA2 "Best Residential Design Award" in 2011. Recently, Frank has taken on the challenge of reducing electricity usage for the Department Of Defense throughout the U.S. by implementing a low-energy induction lighting plan.
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