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LED Lighting Helps Anderson, Indiana Cut Energy Usage by 40 Percent

The scenic campus of Anderson University is located in downtown Anderson, Indiana and home to 2,800 students. With help from the City of Anderson and a grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation, the University recently became a model for a new energy efficient lighting system designed to outlast traditional high pressure sodium luminaires and reduce energy consumption by 40 percent.

While designers originally planned on using HPS fixtures, the design changed and the campus area is now illuminated with new GranVille® LED luminaires from Holophane. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) have a life expectancy of over 50,000 hours compared to 24,000 hours for HPS luminaires. After 50,000 hours, output from the LED fixtures is reduced by 30 percent, while the HPS fixtures must be replaced.

According to Tom Donoho, transmission & distribution supervisor, Anderson Municipal Light & Power, this small campus project—which includes 42 fixtures that produce 1.6 footcandles—will reduce carbon emissions by 17,106 pounds annually. The city will reap approximately $2,200 in energy and maintenance savings yearly.

"We have received many great comments about the lighting," Donoho said. "It has made a big difference in the campus appearance." The City of Anderson will light the rest of the campus and other downtown areas using Holophane GranVille LED luminaires during Phase II.

GranVille LED luminaires include precision optics with tight tolerances to direct light where it is needed to maximize energy savings and ensure design effectiveness. The GranVille LED housing and system mount to industry standard poles and are fully compatible with installed Granville glass globes.

GranVille LED fixtures are offered with classic or premier optics and a variety of trim, luminaire shapes and uplight options. Asymmetric and symmetric distributions provide added flexibility for applications such as parks, city streets, residential areas, campuses, walkways and parking lots.

Holophane GranVille LED luminaires door assembly allows simple access to the electronic driver for ease of maintenance. The fixtures' borosilicate glass optics are permanent and never turn yellow or cloudy with age.

"GranVille LED luminaires are designed for areas that require a long system operating life combined with an aesthetically pleasing appearance that complements the environment," said Ben Prichard, Holophane Outdoor Senior Product Manager.