Commercial lighting projects are not talked about as often as residential outdoor lighting but, we have recently completed a commercial project that highlights so many of the reasons they are done. Most commercial outdoor lighting projects are large in scope and are aimed at addressing poor lighting conditions that are more costly than newer technology. That was the case with a property in Cape Coral, FL that we just retrofitted.
The property had several worn out, energy consuming lighting fixtures that were more costly to maintain than they were worth. The property owners wanted to reduce their monthly energy consumption and maintenance costs while increasing visibility and safety for their tenants and customers.
The current lighting fixtures in use were working at varying degrees. The MH lamps were showing their age in terms of diminishing brightness and color. Some were giving off a white hue, while the older lamps were dim or showing a green effect as they degraded. Even the lamps that were not producing any light were costing them 35-40% electricity to power up. This made the shopping plaza’s walkways dark, uninviting and potentially hazardous.
Our resolution was to retrofit the structure with new induction lamps and custom reflectors to keep a comparable look to the property. The newly designed reflector and base plate allowed more spread of light for an enhanced illumination of the walkway while producing brighter, crisper lighting as show in the photos below.
The retrofit shows a significant increase in light level, safety and security as well as the aesthetics and curb appeal. Not only did it increase the satisfaction of the tenants and their customers shopping experience, it also dramatically reduced the energy consumption and on-going maintenance of the property.
Properties like this can almost always benefit from our commercial outdoor lighting products. If you are interested in learning more about commercial outdoor lighting, give us a call. We can talk about the options Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can offer you as well as the energy and costs savings that can be realized. 239-263-9975