Brea, California (PRWEB) February 23, 2009
Ray-Lite Energy Management Group, Inc., a Brea-based lighting and energy management company, recently redesigned and replaced the lighting system in Brea's Birch Street Downtown east and west parking structures with integrated lighting control panels.
"We replaced the outdated magnetic time clocks and manually operated systems with astronomic integrated control panels, thus enhancing safety for parking patrons, minimizing maintenance and reducing energy consumption by thousands of dollars," says RAY-LITE president Christopher Tammen.
According to Tammen, the two new control panels virtually adjust automatically with seasonal changes via satellite and have multiple safety features that simplify maintenance. The new systems currently control over 800 fixtures 24 hours a day and can be upgraded for further automation if necessary.
Consulting with the City of Brea, RAY-LITE used their expertise and resources to procure and install the best type of efficient and cost-effective lighting controls for the parking structures. Eric Aulls, Brea's maintenance supervisor estimates the energy savings to be at least $26,000.00 annually with the new WattStopper LeGrand integrated lighting controllers.
The controllers are capable of controlling 48 separate relays in each parking structure, giving users excellent control of lighting options. In addition, future recommended projects may incorporate an upgrade to energy efficient luminaries that will save an additional 70 percent in electricity cost said Tammen.
The lighting control replacement project was fully funded through California's Energy Coalition and the Community Energy Partnership made up of only ten Southern California cities: Brea, Cathedral City, Corona, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica and Palm Desert.
RAY-LITE Energy Management Group, Inc., a division of RAY-LITE Industries, Inc., was pleased to work with both the City of Brea and the Energy Coalition on this project.