Stouch Lighting is pleased to announce the completion of an LED retrofit for Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute. The Franklin Institute is a science museum and education and research center based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stouch Lighting was recently enlisted to reduce the energy consumption associated with the Institute’s existing parking garage lighting as well as to implement technology designed to adapt lighting levels to the variable occupancy rates within the different levels of the garage.
The solution involved the replacement of legacy high intensity discharge (HID) canopy lights and HID recessed fixtures with more energy efficient, higher performing LED lights. The new lights are expected to reduce the Organization's energy costs by 66% (264,902 kWh per annum), which equates to $31,788 of annual savings. The Franklin Institute was also able to save approximately $7,674 on annual maintenance costs, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a million pounds annually. The combined annual savings were estimated to be $39,462.
Stouch lighting was also able to drastically improve light levels by specifying appropriate light distribution patterns throughout the garage and installing three different types of high efficiency LED lights. Perhaps the most noticeable difference is the increased light levels and the absence of blind spots (areas not receiving light) in the garage, noted in the before and after photos below.Read More