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Large Parking Area


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Large areas offer and abundance of adequate parking to accomodate a large amount of vehicles and pedestrian traffic. It is imperative in these areas that people have safe access to the building and their vehicles, especially after dark.

Compare the following lighting options for a large parking area to learn about significant opportunities in annual energy and operations savings, while providing safety and security for the property.

Specifications

Illumination: 1 fc minimum
Size Area: 8.86 Acres
Square Ft: 386,000
Parking Spaces: 389

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Shoebox with Hydroformed Reflectors

Luminaires: 400w pulse start metal halide horizontal burn shoebox with hydroformed reflector mounted at 34 ft.

Large Parking Area

Illumination Data
Maximum:16.0 fc
Minimum:1.0 fc
Average:3.74 fc
Max/Min:16.0
Avg/Min:3.74
Lamp Lumen Depreciation.72
Luminaire Dirt Depreciation.95
Light Loss Factor.68
Hydroform reflector cost analysis example
Quantity of luminaires/poles68/26
Total installed cost*$82,000
Input watts per fixture456
Annual hrs per fixture @ 11 hrs/day4015
Total site annual KWH124,497
Annual energy costs @ $0.10 per KWH$12,450

Shoebox with Segmented Reflectors

Luminaires: 400w pulse start metal halide horizontal burn shoeboxes with segmented reflectors mounted at 34 ft.

Large Parking Area

Illumination Data
Maximum:5.0 fc
Minimum:1.0 fc
Average:2.0 fc
Max/Min:5.0
Avg/Min:2.01
Lamp Lumen Depreciation.72
Luminaire Dirt Depreciation.95
Light Loss Factor.68
Segmented reflector cost analysis example
Quantity of luminaires/poles46/24
Total installed cost*$74,720
Input watts per fixture456
Annual hrs per fixture @ 11 hrs/day4015
Total site annual KWH84,219
Annual energy costs @ $0.10 per KWH$8,422

Cimarron LED Fixture -

Luminaire and Poles Required: 90 LED Cimarron shoeboxes mounted at 34 ft.

Large Parking Area

Illumination Data
Maximum:7.1 fc
Minimum:1.0 fc
Average:2.39 fc
Max/Min:7.1
Avg/Min:2.39
Lamp Lumen Depreciation.95
Luminaire Dirt Depreciation.95
Light Loss Factor.90
Cimarron LED cost analysis example
Quantity of luminaires/poles26/20
Total installed cost$93,450
Input watts per fixture336
Annual hrs per fixture @ 11 hrs/day4015
Total site annual KWH35017
Annual energy costs @ $0.10 per KWH$3,407
  • Annual energy savings of 72%, plus reduced maintenance offsets the initial investment
  • Higher KWH rate will increase cost savings
  • The implementation of controls provides additional cost and energy savings
  • Large parking area layout designed with 5100K CCT Cimarron LED fixtures

Installation, Energy, Cost Savings & Photometric Comparison

  Standard Cimarron High Performance Reflector Cimarron LED Cimarron
CR1-P40-H4/H3 CR1-P40-H4P/H3P CL1-90L-5K-3/4/5M-105-BC
Fixture quantity684626
Mounting height34 ft34 ft34 ft
Pole quantity262420
Photometric performance
Avg footcandles3.742.012.39
Max footcandles16.005.007.10
Min footcandles1.001.001.00
Avg/min3.742.012.39
Max/min16.005.007.10
Acquisition costs
Total installed cost$101,543$93,354$93,450
Initial cost delta from standard($8,189)($8,093)
Energy costs
Cost per KWH$0.10$0.10$0.10
Input watts per fixture456456336
Annual operating hours per fixture401540154015
Total site annual KWH124,49784,21935,075
Annual energy cost$12,450$8,422$3,508
Annual energy cost difference($4,027.85)($8,942)
Life cycle energy cost (15 yrs)$186,746$126,328$52,612
Life cycle cost savings$60,418$134,134
Replacement lamp and maintenance costs
Estimated cost per fixture*$150$150N/A
Rated lamp life (hrs)20,00020,000N/A
Expected lamp replacements (during 15 yr life cycle)2 (Years 5 & 10)2 (Years 5 & 10)N/A
Life cycle re-lamp costs$20,400$13,800N/A
Total life cycle cost (15 yrs)
Installed cost+energy+rmaintenance$308,689$233,482$146,062
Life cycle cost savings$133,534

Calculations are based on 60,000 hrs at 11 hr operation per day (14.94 yrs rounded to life cycle of 15 yrs)
* Materials and installation including lift rental

Cimarron LED System Summary

  • 72% energy savings annually
  • $133,534 – Cost savings compared to HID
  • Best uniformity
  • The higher the KWH rate, equals increased savings
  • BL and Bi Level control option can accelerate the savings