Reduces Costs & Achieves Long-Term Flexibility
Seattle’s South Lander Business Park boasts a variety of tenants from small retail spaces to large warehouses – all with differing lighting needs that may change over time. Starting in 2016, the owners knew they needed to upgrade their outdated fluorescent lighting to something more adaptable, flexible and cost-effective. The answer? LED fixtures with luminaire level lighting controls (LLLCs).
After first learning about LLLCs, the executive team at South Lander decided to test out the technology in some of its smaller tenant spaces. With embedded sensors in each LED fixture, LLLCs offer innovative controls strategies that provide maximum energy savings, easy installation and maintenance and flexibility in space utilization.
With the help of Seattle City Light and their energy efficiency incentives to offset the cost of LLLC projects, South Lander installed the Cree SmartCast LLLC system in several 2,000-3,000 sq. ft. tenant spaces and the Philips EasySense LLLC system in a 30,000 sq. ft. space occupied by BNSF. These installations revealed both owner and tenant could reap benefits from energy savings to reduced maintenance costs – for essentially just the added cost of a sensor.