Tacoma Water Gets Energy-Efficient Lighting Upgrade

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Utility company installs Precision-Paragon [P2] fixtures to improve lighting and cut costs.

The project was conceived to cut costs and to improve lighting

Precision Paragon [P2] is providing lighting solutions and savings for Tacoma Public Utilities.
Tacoma Water is in the process of installing three different types of [P2] fixtures at a remote water reservoir to save money, conserve energy and improve security.

Thirty-four of [P2]’s ESTE fixtures equipped with T5HO fluorescent lamps will be installed on the property. Every night, half of the lights will come on if no one is around. If activity is detected in the area, integrated proximity sensors will switch on the others. The lights are randomized so half come on one night and the other half come on the next night, nearly doubling the maintenance cycle on the lamps.

Interior high–bay fluorescent (HBL) lighting inside the shop reduces power consumption by half and provides better light; instant restrike occupancy sensors shut the lights off when no one is in the building. Vaportight fixtures will be installed on the loading dock.

Rich Mizner, utility service specialist for Tacoma Water, said the project was conceived to cut costs and to improve lighting at the site for security purposes.

“On behalf of our ratepayers, we want to save money any way we can,” Mizner said.


About Precision-Paragon [P2]: For nearly 20 years, [P2] has made high-quality, indoor-and-outdoor light fixtures for just about any setting—including retail, commercial and industrial spaces. [P2]’s energy-efficient lighting drastically cuts energy consumption, creating big cost savings and significant environmental benefits.

Over the last two decades, [P2] has earned a reputation for going the extra distance in customer support by producing high quality, American-made products. [P2] products are manufactured in Gainesville, Fla., Hudson, Wis., and at the company’s headquarters in Yorba Linda, Calif.

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