New Lighting Puts Focus on Arizona Boat & RV Dealer
A bright, welcoming showroom and a little dazzle. Jim Carlo, the founder of JR Motors RV & Marine, wanted more than basic interior and parking lot lighting for his new dealership building in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
McDonald Associates’ warehouse met all its needs, but had one major issue: high energy costs. “Our energy bills were so high—$1,000 a month,” said Patrick McDonald, Principal and Outside Sales Representative. “A big reason was the lighting in our warehouse. We knew it needed to be upgraded.”
The lighting at Circleville City Schools appeared to be haunted. The cause, however, wasn’t supernatural. It was more mundane: The control system wasn’t doing the job. The schools decided to upgrade its legacy lighting to LED and change the control system to handle daylight harvesting, occupancy sensing, and scheduling.
Texas’ Angleton Independent School District consists of 12 campuses, some dating back to the 1950s—with inefficient fluorescent lighting to match. With the passage of a $90 million bond issue, the district opted to replace legacy lamps and fixtures with Keystone products.
At the end of the 2020-21 school year, having recently upgraded its classroom lighting, Snake River High School in Blackfoot, Idaho, decided to upgrade the gymnasium. The plan: new flooring, new bleachers, a new sound system, and new lighting. The timing: immediately.
The 1905 warehouse that DAS moved into needed upgrades on its plumbing, HVAC, and lighting, among other systems. With the help of an energy consultant, DAS set out to make the building more energy efficient, user friendly, and cost effective with Keystone lamps and accessories.
The goal: Retrofit the stores’ existing fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting. The store was seeking an environmentally responsible solution to reduce energy and maintenance expenditures in 248 of its stores, a project it named “Project Bright.”
Rob Zimmer, project engineer for the Swire Coca-Cola bottling plant in Denver, CO, was motivated to find ways to reduce both energy consumption and the carbon footprint of the Denver plant. Zimmer originally focused only on the production facility, but then broadened the scope of the project.
Rizzo Rink in Philadelphia serves as a place where children can learn how to play ice hockey as well as learn life skills of competition, achievement, and teamwork. Keystone was brought in to look at the lighting, which had to be changed constantly and provided poor playing conditions.
Gerrity’s Supermarkets, a well-known chain of grocery stores, was established when incandescent lighting was relatively new. With ever-increasing energy costs, Gerrity’s was looking for ways to reduce both their electric bill and their carbon footprint.