Case Studies


DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant


In 2002  the Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico replaced all the high-pressure sodium fixtures inside their water pump house with the latest technology induction lamps. Each fixture is equipped with Sylvania Icetron lamps and ballasts...read more

DOE National Ignition Facility


Considering the challenge and inconvenience of changing a light bulb in a cleanroom with 60-foot ceilings, the NIF site is considering a retrofit to long-life fluorescent. The 100,000 hour life of the electrodeless technology will provide a decade (or longer) between lamp changes...read more

William Land Park, Sacramento, Ca


The Land Park area of Sacramento is well known for it's well-kept old-fashioned homes and charm. However, the street lights were antiquated and resented serious safety and maintenance challenges. Since the city had adopted high-pressure sodium lamps as a standard for street lighing...read more

The Schwan Food Company


Improving a large industrial customer’s energy efficiency is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. When The Schwan Food Company asked Marshall, Minn., Municipal Utilities for help upgrading its freezer lighting, it took tenacity and creativity to reach the right solution...read more
 

Del Campo High School Gym


1st Source Lighting’s Big Gym T5 HO High Bay utilizes a multiple reflector design that maximizes the additive potential of each adjacent lamp to collectively illuminate the space. The old lighting system used 400 watt metal halide lamps with a color rendering index of 65...read more

City of San Mateo Parking Garage


The City of San Mateo, CA, incorporated the use of 1st Source Lighting's innovative T8 Delta Fixture to capture the best combination of energy and maintenance savings in a recent lighting retrofit. Each Delta fixture utilizes (3) T8 lamps in a triangular configuration backed with a low-maintenance white reflector...read more