Jackson, MI, November 05, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Due to an increase in budget cuts for universities across the country, campus facility managers are looking for alternatives to reduce spending anywhere possible. While metal halide and high pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures are currently found on most college campuses, facility managers recognize lighting as being one of the quickest ways to lower utility costs and have begun looking to energy-efficient alternatives, such as magnetic induction lighting.
“When it came time to determine which lighting technology would be best for illuminating the college’s new entrance roadway, a major factor taken into consideration was how it would affect our utility bill,” stated Dan Fry, Construction Manager for Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. “The fact that EverLast light fixtures are energy-efficient and can be step-dimmed to 40 percent of their power was the driving force in choosing induction technology. It’s too early for LEDs, for both economical and practicality reasons.”
Bryan College installed EverLast® induction 100w bi-level shoe box fixtures that produce a light output equivalent to a 200w metal halide. The university receives the maximum energy savings by incorporating a bi-level ballast that dims the fixtures to 40 percent power when the street is vacant. “Most of our students are in bed by 1:00 am, so having the ability to dim the fixtures between 1:00 and 6:00 am creates a huge savings for us,” Fry stated. “We anticipate that we’ll end up consuming approximately one-seventh of the normal electrical wattage usage by utilizing EverLast technology.”
“The installation was much easier than I anticipated. We had all fixtures installed within a day,” Fry stated. “This was important because we needed the new entrance to be finished in time for Homecoming, which only gave us two days to get the fixtures up and running. The new lights create a safe and inviting environment for our students and visitors.” EverLast® induction fixtures utilize a 5000K lamp, offer a 100,000 hour lamp life, reduce energy costs by up to 70%, and come with a 10-year warranty. Additionally, they are virtually maintenance-free due to the extended life of the induction lamp.
EverLast® induction fixtures have been installed by universities throughout the United States. Other campuses that have installed EverLast® induction fixtures include: the University of Michigan, University of California – Davis, Irvine, and Santa Barbara campuses, and Mansfield University.
EverLast® Induction Lighting is a subsidiary of Full Spectrum Solutions, Inc. and has quickly grown into the leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting solutions for roadway, parking structure, facility and area lighting applications. Notable EverLast® Induction Lighting clients include: NASA, U.S. Military, University of California, University of Michigan, Harley Davidson, and Yuengling® Brewery.
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Bryan College enrolls approximately 1250 students, which includes nearly 800 students from 41 states and 9 foreign countries and 450 students in graduate, online learning, and degree completion programs. For more information, visit www.bryan.edu.