One of the major benefits of having LED outdoor landscape lighting is enhancing safety. Public parks need to maintain a good lighting level at night to prevent crime and reduce accidents for pedestrians. Well-lit parks and recreational areas give people a sense of security and confidence when they step out after sundown, enhancing people’s perception of safety and boost park visitation. LED outdoor landscape lighting systems will improve usability as well as the aesthetics of the area. Evenly spaced, bright lighting allows daytime activities to extend into the evening hours such as sports, walking, bicycling, and cookouts. An overall increase in lighting for public parks is beneficial to the overall environment by daunting crime and encouraging after-dark community activities.
Topics: LED Lighting
As stated on their website, "Bricks was founded by Brad Yonker and Nick Fischer in Alto, MI. Together, Brad and Nick wanted to create a brand of their own with the freedom to sell their favorite foods, and give customers a fresh, convenient, and friendly experience they wanted but were not getting from a typical “gas station”. Being in the industry for years they knew what the public perception was of a “convenience store” or “gas station” and wanted to change that.Taking a suggestion to combine their names, the “Bricks” brand was born, along with a commitment to improve the industry standard by implementing their brand through all areas of business."
Kingsway Christian School is a K-12 private school that has a mission to prepare life-long learners who impact the nations for the glory of God.
With the Dow center hosting many events, they want to make sure that their customers feel safe entering, and exiting the event they are attending. They started receiving complaints about the parking lot lighting levels, so they started looking into options on how to improve the lighting as well as save on energy as well.
Electro-Matic came in to do a light survey in the parking lot, and the results were the below the foot candle and IES standard. Their current lighting was outdated, and the poles were placed very far apart. The Dow Event Center, SMG and Electro-Matic needed to work together to increase the light levels and decrease the energy usage and obtain safe entrance for customers attending events.
Electro-Matic had to design, a lighting system using various optic controls to spread the light and reach the IES standards. A photometric design was created and presented to both Saginaw County and the Dow event Center. Once the drawing was approved, the lights were manufactured, permits were pulled and the lights where installed.
The Dow Event Center increased the Foot Candle levels by a third and decreased their energy by two-thirds and the customers now have safe light to attend events. A season ticket holder of the Saginaw Spirt hockey team, was more than impressed with the improvement: “As a season ticket holder, I have never felt safer entering the arena to watch a hockey game with my kids’.