LiteSheet Retrofits Virginia's Monitor-Merrimac Tunnel with Driverless, No Maintenance LED Luminaires

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New Lighting Consumes 2/3 Less Energy and Delivers 2-3 Times the Light Output Improving Visibility and Safety

The results of the Monitor-Merrimac Tunnel retrofit are remarkable

LiteSheet Solutions' roadway and tunnel ETL approved LED retrofit kits save money, time, energy and lives. The Virginia DOT has moved forward with LiteSheet LED AC-Direct lighting to retrofit the 4.6 mile Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel, north and south bound tunnel bores, that has been using traditional low efficiency, high power HID bulbs and ballasts to light the commute of nearly 3 million drivers each month. This four-lane, dual-tunnel system connects the Virginia Peninsula cities of Newport News and Hampton to the South Hampton Roads cities of Suffolk and Chesapeake.

Over 1500 LiteSheet “easy install” 80W and 160W retrofit kits have been installed in both the north and south bores. The retrofit operation was done seamlessly, at night, with minimum lane closures and little commuter interruption. Because of the LiteSheet fixtures easy “plug and play” installation, only alternative lane closures were necessary at low traffic times with limited traffic disruption.

LiteSheet’s retrofit kits consume 1/3 of the power needed by traditional HID’s. Light levels in the tunnel have increased by 2-3 times resulting in significant improvements in safety particularly in “accident zones” and in the “transition areas of the tunnel” due to improved visibility.

“The results of the Monitor-Merrimac Tunnel retrofit are remarkable,” said Roger Whyte, President and CEO of LiteSheet Solutions, “Take a look at the imbedded video and experience the increase in light levels and light quality as you drive through the tunnel before and after the re-lighting.”

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Backed by an industry leading 15-year non-prorated warranty, LiteSheet’s products are manufactured in the USA and deliver 50+ years of life and extremely low maintenance.

About LiteSheet Solutions

LiteSheet Solutions, LLC is the Adaptive AC LED Technology company that develops and commercializes products for the commercial and industrial lighting market. The company combines extensive knowledge of lighting technologies and manufacturing processes to create highly efficient lighting with reduced production costs resulting in the most economical, environmentally friendly, and sustainable LED lighting available.
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