Toledo Public Schools in Ohio selected LED lighting by Cree to illuminate the exterior of 42 of its school-district campuses, saving energy compared to its existing metal-halide and high-pressure-sodium alternatives.
TPS anticipates that the new Cree LED lighting will help reduce energy consumption by 2.8 million kWh – equating to $254,000 in annual savings.
Looking at Start High School, Cree is estimating that they will see a 69 percent energy savings based on watt reduction. TPS expects a lifetime savings of $125,072 on maintenance costs by not having to send staff and trucks out to replace bulbs. Energy and maintenance combined, the savings equates to a 1.8-year payback period.
During the lighting project, outdoor lighting at the 42 schools was upgraded in a one-to-one replacement with Cree LED lights. Using existing poles, OSQ Series luminaires replaced flood and area lights in the parking lot, CPY Series replaced canopy lights at the school entrances, Cree Edge Series replaced walkway lights, and XSP Series Wall Packs replaced existing accent lighting.