The Department of Public Works project managed LED Tube
modernization of the city and expects to reduce energy consumption significantly. "The current monitoring our electricity bills shows that our electric power consumption has been halved," said City Planner Corua Merilee Lawson. "In fact, we received a letter from Consumers Energy to declare last month to justify why our electricity consumption has declined so drastically. Current energy bills are showing a reduction in power usage over 50%."
Evolution Kit allows simple replacement of existing upper pole area lights with SSL technology. Public Works staff Corua were able to eliminate the existing balloons, replacement metal halide lamps with kits to adapt, and reinstall the original globes.
A Corua has received two grants totaling $ 100,000 Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (delegates) to help finance the LED Display
"The city of La Corua loved the Evolution upgrade kit, and it really is as simple as changing a light bulb, but less than half the cost of changing the entire unit," said sales representative Evolution Bay Mike. "The fact that they were able to use their existing posts meant that they could stretch their grant money and the change more than double the number of lights that thought they could."
Osram Sylvania SSL retrofit kits
Panasonic has introduced the second generation of its D6 Zone LED Retrofit Kit that aims to replace legacy HID lights.
35 and 55W kits can replace up to 175W lights street lighting and area.
Osram Sylvania LED lighting
Osram Sylvania LED light engine area
The retrofit kits come in a choice of 5600K, 5000K, 4100K and color temperature settings. Osram 55W kit offers a rectangular beam pattern type III and type V pattern of circular (see SSL luminaires should deliver reliable patterns of the beam in outdoor applications for more information on the beam patterns). The 35W kit is only available with a circular pattern.
Adaptation kits are rated for 50,000 hours life. Panasonic claims that the kits provide up to 68% in energy savings in connection with the HID lights they replace. The kits have an outer diameter of 6.5 inches and Osram states that fit into most existing fixtures lighting the area, and can be used in pole heights to 30 feet