The existing lighting system at Erie Bank Sports Park consisted of (198) 400-Watt Metal Halide Fixtures, these fixtures were wall mounted throughout the Ice Rinks and Basketball Courts.
The existing system after many years of service had started to fail resulting in increasingly high maintenance costs.
The operating expense of the older technology coupled with the increased demand on the cooling system to combat the heat created by the HID lamps caused the facility manager to seek out more affordable alternatives.
Commonwealth Energy Group (CEG) designed and installed a LED lighting system that would drop in as a 1 for 1 replacement with the existing lighting fixtures while increasing existing light levels by approximately 30% and reducing the operating expense by 60% before analyzing the fraction air cooled savings. Upon further review we realized that each of the existing HID fixtures were acting as small heaters in the ceiling causing the refrigeration system to work harder. The new LED’s generate only 20% of the heat that was created by the HID’s, the result is a lower cooling cost for the 2 Ice Rinks.
CEG negotiated a 10yr Manufacturer Warranty on this project giving the College many years of maintenance free operation.