Wisconsin high school’s LED luminaires offer bright lights, big savings
Installation of bright new LED luminaires from BetaLED were an integral part of building and safety improvements made to the 1,700-student James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wis. A total of 45 new LED fixtures replaced the parking lot’s 14 mercury vapor lamps and the old 1,000-watt metal halide floodlights on the school’s façade. The BetaLED retrofit is expected to save the school $4,400 annually and have a 7.5-year payback period. The school’s facilities manager reduces all 45 luminaires to half power after 11 pm, which reduces energy consumption a further 30% over the previous lighting system. Annual maintenance savings is expected to be $2,320.