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For the most demanding commercial lighting applications, it is important to come through with a reliable solution that will last. Keystone’s XFIT LED Washdown High Bay fixture is IP69K rated – the highest IP rating available, meaning it is suitable for wet locations and can withstand close-range high pressure cleaning. This makes it a perfect fit for replacing HID fixtures in car washes and food processing facilities (splash zone and non-food zone).

As with all Keystone LED Highbay Fixtures, the washdown highbay uses a dedicated Keystone driver with built-in 4kV surge protection. Includes 6′ cord, ring bolt mounting accessory and safety hanging kit. ETL Sanitation Listed: NSF/ANSI standard 2. Low optical flicker. Delivers 19,800 lumens on 150W with a 90° beam angle and 82+ CRI. 120-277V and 5000K color temperature. Backed by Keystone’s 5 year warranty and 80 years servicing the lighting industry.

For more info or to purchase:

Keystone KT-RWDLED150-17C-850-VDIM-P

Don’t forget about Keystone’s other Round LED Highbay Fixtures:

Keystone KT-RHLED100-10C-850-VDIM-P

Keystone KT-RHLED150-12C-850-VDIM-P

Keystone KT-RHLED200-14C-850-VDIM-P

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Customer Profile:

SKB offers Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris and Organics & Yardwaste processing, recycling, and transfer services with the Malcolm Avenue Processing and Transfer Facility. Its centralized Twin Cities Metro-Area location provides an attractive, cost-saving alternative to long-distance direct haul to remote landfills and for delivering your LEED project loads.

Goal:

SKB’s Malcolm Avenue Transfer Station had 1000W Metal Halide fixtures in their huge unconditioned warehouse. They were looking for an LED solution that would provide energy savings and maintenance relief while also providing long-lasting light in a demanding application with no AC or heat present.

After: New IP65 Rated 222W LED Fixtures

Results:

Given the harsh environment, Premier opted for an IP65 rated LED fixture that would withstand the high temps and humidity in the summer while also functioning well in the cold of winter. At 222W it saved over 75% on energy (100,000 KWH per year) while improving light levels drastically over the fast-fading 1000W metal halides. Fluorescent bulbs in the facility were also converted over to high output LED T8 lamps that bypass the ballast for additional savings.

Summary:

  • Reduced Energy Usage
  • Increased Light Quality
  • Increased Light Levels
  • Improved Quality Control
  • Longer Lasting Products = Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Light Level and Color Uniformity
  • Consolidated Product
  • Enhanced Image
  • Reduced Environmental Impact
  • Leveraged Rebates
Premier Lighting:

Our mission at Premier Lighting is to provide our customers with the optimal and practical lighting system. No matter what the industry – hospitality, health care, educational, retail, industrial – we can deliver solutions to every vertical market. We understand the needs of your organization and have served others like you in the past. If you are interested in the optimal lighting solution for your facility, complete this form and we will promptly reply.

The post Waste Transfer Station Case Study 1000W HID retrofit to new IP65 LED Fixtures appeared first on Premier Lighting.

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There are many considerations when upgrading outdoor area lighting and one major one is what type of pole to use. In the beginning stages of selecting a pole, the focus can be put on aesthetic requirements (color, shape and height), load restrictions (fixture, brackets and total EPA) and environmental factors (wind zones/locations and other field conditions).

These environmental factors are key as wind-induced vibration to steel and aluminum light poles can wreak havoc. While light poles are designed to respond to these phenomenons, under the perfect conditions wind vibration can cause structurally-sound poles to fail.

There are two common types of vibration – first-mode vibration and second-mode vibration. First-mode vibration occurs from high-velocity wind gusts, resulting in the top of the pole appearing to sway in the wind. See figured 1 above for the visual representation of this process. Ultimately, first-mode vibration effects tend to be minimal as light poles are designed to move and flex to withstand this level of vibration.

Second-mode vibration, also know as Aeolian Vibration has a tendency to be more destructive for light poles. Aeolian vibration is caused by low-velocity, high-frequency, steady winds in the 5-35mph range. The vibration stems from vortices that form on the back side of the structure as the air passes across the pole. This causes a high-frequency, short-cycle harmonic reaction and stress on the pole is concentrated on the mid-section of the unit. See Figure 2 above for details. While first-mode vibration is easy to see as the fixture at the top sways, second-mode vibration is heard from the audible buzzing noise emanating from the pole. Continued damage through Aeolian vibration can result in cracks, corrosion, or cracked fixtures/lamps.

Given the issues with Aeolian vibration detailed above, many are curious about what causes this perfect storm. There are no documented methods of predicting the occurrence of Aeolian vibration, but certain conditions increase the likelihood of it happening. Geographic location is a prominent factor, as poles in open areas with little to no buildings, trees, etc are particularly susceptible.

Looking at pole types, straight square aluminum poles are most likely to suffer from Aeolian vibration as they have corners and a flat surface. Meanwhile, a round-tapered steel pole is better in this regard as the round shape allows wind to pass around the pole. A combination of materials, ie. aluminum and steel together, has been known to foster more fatigue, so regardless of choice it’s best to just pick one material type.

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Most LED retrofit lamps are designed to replace incandescents and halogens while having a similar look to the old style lamps. But how about an entirely new style of LED lamp? Meet the TCP Starlight LED lamp.

These unique-looking lamps have a sleek, modern shape and excel in downlight applications such as pendant fixtures. These lamps are dimmable and one version of the lamp even has warm dimming down to 1800K. These lamps are extremely efficient with lumens per watt ranging from 106 up to 124. Available in 3000K, 4000K and 5000K and in 65W equivalent, 100W equivalent, 140W equivalent, 160W equivalent and 200W equivalent. Wide beam angle of 110 degrees makes them a good option for replacing reflector style lamps or wide flood par lamps.

For more info and to order, check the links below:

65W Equivalent

TCP L9SL13D3030K

TCP L9SL13D3040K

TCP L9SL13D3050K

100W Equivalent

TCP L15SL16D3030K

TCP L15SL16D3040K

TCP L15SL16D3050K

TCP L15SL16D30A

140W Equivalent

TCP L19SL19D3030K

TCP L19SL19D3040K

TCP L19SL19D3050K

160W Equivalent

TCP L22SL22D3030K

TCP L22SL22D3040K

TCP L22SL22D3050K

200W Equivalent

TCP L25SL22HD3030K

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Many have come to the conclusion in 2019 that it is time to replace their fluorescent tube lighting with LED lighting. There are quite a few options to choose from, but the most common has been to replace their linear fluorescent lighting with Type B LED T8 tubes. Type B LED tubes operate directly on the line voltage, bypassing the fluorescent ballast. In addition to the energy savings from fluorescent this cuts down significantly on maintenance costs compared to other LED options (Type A LED T8 lighting requires continued use of a compatible fluorescent ballast).

Often times fluorescent fixtures have emergency lighting capability with an emergency battery backup ballast that turns on a portion of the lighting during a power failure. The issue with converting to Type B LED lighting is they operate on direct line voltage so you can’t have a battery backup control these tubes. That can be a major issue if it is overlooked as you need to have emergency lighting by code. How then is the best method for converting these fluorescent lights to LED while maintaining the emergency aspect?

Option 1 – GOOD – Find a Type A LED Tube that works on the emergency fluorescent ballast

Another option is to figure out the emergency ballast part number being used in the emergency fixtures and check with the manufacturer to see if their Type A LED tube will work on that ballast. Type A LED tubes run on fluorescent ballasts and some will run in conjunction with an emergency ballast.

Pros – Easy install if compatible. Allows you to re-use existing fluorescent emergency ballast.

Cons – Small likelihood of compatibility with existing emergency ballast for any Type A LED T8.

Option 2 – BETTER – Install an LED Emergency Module that works in conjunction with Type B Tubes

This means removing the existing fluorescent lamps and emergency ballast, and then installing Type B LED tubes like you had planned. In conjunction with these Type B LED tubes you can then install an LED Emergency Module like the Keystone KT-EMRG-LED-5-500-K1  (5W 500 lumen) or the Keystone KT-EMRG-LED-12-1200-K1 (12W 1200 lumen). These will NOT power your Type B LED T8 tubes but rather when the power goes out, this LED module will light for a minimum of 90 minutes.

Pros – Likely the most cost effective method of converting linear fluorescent fixtures to LED with Emergency functionality.

Cons – Still have to go through the process of retrofitting the existing fixture and then adding the Emergency module, so a bit of work on install.

Option 3 – BEST – Install a new LED Fixture with built-in Emergency functionality

There is something to be said for scrapping the existing lighting and finding a new LED fixture that has emergency built-in. Going this route will require the end user to have a bit of knowledge about the type of fixture they are replacing and what type of LED fixture would be best in it’s place. For example if you have a lay-in troffer, you can get a new 2×2 LED troffer fixture or a 2×4 LED troffer fixture that come with 0-10V dimming standard with the option to include the Emergency kits from Keystone in Option#2.

Pros – A new LED fixture will come with added features and a new look, something the retrofit options above won’t have.

Cons – Cost is reasonable but this still will be the highest-priced option. Sifting through the various LED fixture options to determine what works best for your situation may take time.

Option 2 and 3 are solutions that are far superior to Option 1 or keeping fluorescent, but you will have to determine what makes the most sense for your application. Part of it will come down to the amount of light you need and also the age of your fixture and existing system.

If you have any questions on options for linear LED emergency lighting systems, send us a message on our contact form or post in the comment section below.

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Customer Profile:

Achieve Language Academy is a free, public charter school located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Achieve is built on the following beliefs:

  • Good schools transform communities
  • Community is created by shared values and common goals
  • All children can learn and achieve
  • Education is essential to a fulfilling life

Goal:

Achieve Language Academy had fluorescent throughout their building and were looking to upgrade to LED. Energy savings were one motivation but the ongoing maintenance involved with the CFL fixtures had grown cumbersome. Highbay fixtures in the lobby and gym had multiple CFL lamps per fixture with some having multiple ballasts as well. This meant when the lights went out they had to analyze whether it was one of the 2 ballasts per fixture or if it was the 10,000 hour CFL lamps, many of which had brittle sockets.

Before: CFL Highbays

After: New Dimmable LED Fixtures

Results:

With the new LED fixtures installed, light levels increased and they would not have to worry about servicing them for many years. They were mounted higher up as well, cleaning up the look of the area as seen in the pictures above. Premier also converted fluorescent tubes throughout the classrooms to Type B double-end wired LED T8 lamps for a quick install and long-term savings by bypassing the ballast.

Summary:

  • Reduced Energy Usage
  • Increased Light Quality
  • Increased Light Levels
  • Improved Quality Control
  • Longer Lasting Products = Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Light Level and Color Uniformity
  • Consolidated Product
  • Enhanced Image
  • Reduced Environmental Impact
  • Leveraged Rebates
Premier Lighting:

Our mission at Premier Lighting is to provide our customers with the optimal and practical lighting system. No matter what the industry – hospitality, health care, educational, retail, industrial – we can deliver solutions to every vertical market. We understand the needs of your organization and have served others like you in the past. If you are interested in the optimal lighting solution for your facility, complete this form and we will promptly reply.

The post Achieve Language Academy CFL Highbay to LED Case Study appeared first on Premier Lighting.

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The topic of Circadian Lighting continues to be a hot one in the world of lighting. The capability and control we have over LED grows by the day, while at the same time studies develop regarding how lighting affects our Circadian Rhythm. Throughout the millions of years of human existence, our bodies had grown accustomed to sleeping when the sun goes down and waking when it rises. Artificial lighting over the past 140 years has changed that dynamic with the sun and thus our sleep cycle has been altered.

In recent years, huge progress has been made in LED lighting technology and at the same time understanding how different types of light affects our bodies. That research has shown us that many of the early LED installations are not benefiting our biological needs and in turn our Circadian rhythm is disrupted. Humans are continually becoming more sedentary and this time inside is often away from windows, reducing our exposure to natural sunlight light which our body so desperately needs for maintaining wellness.

Circadian Lighting is designed around reducing exposure to harmful bio-active light that has been shown to increase obesity, diabetes, heart attacks and cancer. Some of the benefits seen so far in the workplace with Circadian Light include improved productivity up to 25%, increased alertness in the morning and faster cognitive processing. Schools have made strides as well with the aim to help kids sleep better at night and thus be more engaged and active during school hours.

More research is needed to fully understand the benefits of Circadian Lighting, but the focus of lighting is shifting to not just be about saving energy but to also understand the benefits and consequences of the lighting we use (for humans and nature alike).

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Despite the emergence of LED, Halogen AR111 lamps were one of the old style lamps that had no LED substitute. That was until Soraa developed a dimmable LED AR111 lamp. In typical Soraa fashion their LED AR111 lamps are of the highest quality, featuring unmatched CBCP (Center-beam Candle Power) and CRI/R9 values for emitting the truest color possible.

Soraa’s LED AR111 lamps come in as 50W or 75W halogen equivalent and with the same G53 base. Color temperature options of 2700K, 3000K or 4000K and beam angles of 4°, 8°, 25° and 36°. Wattages are 12.5W (50W Equivalent) and 18.5W (75W Equivalent). Enclosed fixture compatibility for operation in damp or exterior locations.

For more info and to order, check the links below:

2700K

Soraa SR111-06-04D-927-03

Soraa SR111-12-08D-927-03

Soraa SR111-12-25D-927-03

Soraa SR111-12-36D-927-03

Soraa SR111-18-08D-927-03

Soraa SR111-18-25D-927-03

Soraa SR111-18-36D-927-03

3000K

Soraa SR111-06-04D-930-03

Soraa SR111-12-08D-930-03

Soraa SR111-12-25D-930-03

Soraa SR111-12-36D-930-03

Soraa SR111-18-08D-930-03

Soraa SR111-18-25D-930-03

Soraa SR111-18-36D-930-03

4000K

Soraa SR111-12-08D-940-03

Soraa SR111-12-25D-940-03

Soraa SR111-12-36D-940-03

Soraa SR111-18-09D-940-03

Soraa SR111-18-25D-940-03

Soraa SR111-18-36D-940-03

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Customer Profile:

First Presbyterian Church in White Bear Lake has been an integral part of the Christian community in the White Bear Lake area since 1864. In May 2014 the church celebrated 150 years of ministry to the local community. In addition to church services, the building is host to a variety of adult and children’s programs including a school.

Goal:

First Presbyterian has been a long-time customer of Premier Lighting. In 2018 the church contacted Premier to provide an energy audit with LED lighting. A proposal was presented and the Church signed the proposal to take advantage of the 2018 rebates, as the 2019 rebates would be less.

Before: Incandescent

After: New Dimmable LED Lamps

Results:

The project included new LED lighting from the sanctuary to the classrooms and offices as well as the exterior. The result was a decrease in energy of over 70%, $4,400 in energy related savings and a relatively short payback period. Additionally, Premier assisted the church to obtain a 0% loan for the project. Sheila Sullivan emailed Premier saying “Thanks so much. You and everyone involved have been a pleasure to work with.”

Summary:

  • Reduced Energy Usage
  • Increased Light Quality
  • Increased Light Levels
  • Improved Quality Control
  • Longer Lasting Products = Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Light Level and Color Uniformity
  • Consolidated Product
  • Enhanced Image
  • Reduced Environmental Impact
  • Leveraged Rebates
Premier Lighting:

Our mission at Premier Lighting is to provide our customers with the optimal and practical lighting system. No matter what the industry – hospitality, health care, educational, retail, industrial – we can deliver solutions to every vertical market. We understand the needs of your organization and have served others like you in the past. If you are interested in the optimal lighting solution for your facility, complete this form and we will promptly reply.

The post First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Dimmable LED Retrofit Case Study appeared first on Premier Lighting.

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The growth of 3D Printing in manufacturing has led the Lighting Research Center to begin some exploratory research in how this could impact and benefit the lighting industry. 3D printing has already hit several industries already to augment standard manufacturing.

Despite the complexity of 3D printers, all 3D printers are based on the same principle; a digital model blueprint which is turned into a physical three-dimensional object by adding material one layer at a time. Thus the terminology Additive Manufacturing which is often what 3D printing is referred as. In 3D printing, no special tools are required. The 3D digital model is sliced by the printer’s software into thin, 2-dimensional layers and then turned into a set of instructions in machine language for the printer to execute.

The 3D printing in lighting research is being led by the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer in partnership with Carbon Group Global and numerous leaders in lighting, from Current by GE, Acuity Brands lighting, Finelite, Hubbell Lighting, Tempo Lighting and more. The goal is to understand how to best assimilate 3D printing within the lighting industry to benefit all stakeholders, while understanding how this would affect the current ecosystem.

Through it’s research, the group intends to develop an industry roadmap to make 3D printing a viable option for the lighting business. Potential benefits center around 3D printing’s ability to create custom products that are uniquely designed for various lighting applications. This would allow fixtures to be printed on-site and on-demand, reducing long lead-times for manufacturers and end users. Individual lighting components from drivers to heat sinks and optics could be customized in ways that traditional manufacturing is simply unable to do.

While they are still in the prototyping stage, with the aid of further research, we may see 3D printing capabilities emerge for the lighting industry in the years ahead. Stay tuned for more information on 3D Printing for Solid-State Lighting.

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