Lighting for safety, better visibility

March 6th, 2014, Published in Articles: Vector


venture-283-03-14-fig1Idaho State University’s main campus needed a sustainable lighting solution to replace its existing 1 kW high-pressure sodium fixtures and 1 kW probe start metal halide fixtures to increase campus safety and to decrease energy consumption and maintenance cost. A combination of multiple Venture Lighting technologies was used. The company’s Natural White lighting system provided bright white light with excellent, maintained lumens, 90+ CRI and a 5000ºK CCT. The 575 W Super Pulse Start long-life lamp option delivered 40 000 hour rated life. The company’s LeafNut wireless lighting control system offers the apability to control lights as groups or as individuals. This upgrade allows facility managers to program a dimming schedule from any electronic device with internet access. This reduces energy consumption significantly while maintaining the desired light levels. The LeafNut system also produces real time information on the status of each individual lamp; this allows for repairs to be done without depending on observers to report issues. Higher light levels with brighter, whiter light provided the campus with increased visibility and safety for students, faculty and visitors. Reducing the wattage to 575 from the former 1 kW, HPS and probe start systems still provided more light with less energy and an overall kW/h reduction of over 41% for the project.

Contact Chris Brown, Venture Lighting International SA, Tel 021 709-0180,

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