KC Ice Center in Shawnee decided to expand their operations to the outdoors and construct an ice pavilion. During the winter season the pavilion provides an ice hockey and ice skating venue. During the summer months the ice is removed and the solid surface below provides for field hockey.
The pavilion provides a level of protection from the elements and it was decided to use utilize this structure for indirect lighting with the SPI Echo fixture. This light fixture provides even illumination across the playing field with a limited number of fixtures. Light levels are provided for competitive hockey without glare on the ice from a direct light source. The pavilion is located at the front of the property and on winter nights the illuminated pavilion full of people captures the attention of those passing by.
Lighting Design was performed by BC Engineers
In the aftermath of an horrific F5 tornado that wiped the town of Greensburg Kansas literally off the map, residents decided to rebuild their town as the “greenist” city in the world.
As a result of their commitment, Greensburg residents opted for the most cutting edge energy saving technologies to rebuild their town. Among these technologies are LED street lighting. Lighting US 54 highway thru town and the residential streets in town with long lasting and low energy consuming LED’s, Greensburg became one of the very first adapters of this new lighting technology.
There are approximately 300 street lights throughout the town, saving the citizens of Greensburg energy dollars, maintenance costs, and lowering the carbon footprint of all the citizens who live there.
The VA Hospital in Kansas City, MO needed energy efficient, low maintenance, long life fixtures for their campus. BetaLED was selected for the parking lots and roadways and Beta’s LED wall packs were chosen for security fixtures. The challenge was to provide .5 minimum footcandles for parking lots plus meet RP-8 minimum standards on roadways throughout the 22 acre site.
This was accomplished using one-for-one replacement of existing 400w metal halide fixtures with BetaLED fixtures using 229 watts or less per fixture. The project’s relatively short time frame for completion made the use of direct-embedded pre-stressed concrete poles a great choice. The contractor was able to drill the hole, install the pole assembly and walk away in less than 1 hour per location. The job was completed in December of 2009.
The owner now has poles with a 75 year warranty and fixtures providing over 50% energy reduction with no projected maintenance for well over 10 years.
City of Topeka, Kansas is Happy with Their Switch to LED Street-Lighting
Spring City, P.A., February 17, 2011 — The City of Topeka, Kansas announced their successful transition to the energy efficient LED streetlights manufactured domestically by Spring City Electrical. The City reported an energy savings of 40% and an estimate of maintenance savings of $4,000/month. Topeka was also happy to announce a reduction of 63 tons CO2 carbon emissions by this transition.