Back in 2010, we installed new lighting in several areas both inside and outside for the Crippen GMC-Buick-Mazda-Volvo Auto dealership in Lansing Michigan. In the Paint area, they had 56 T-12 HO existing fixtures.
In our intial audit, we measured the footcandles (fc) in the area and were right around 30fc. We engineered a new photometric layout of the area and found that we could replace the 56 fixtures with 16 T-5 High Bay Fixtures. We estimated an increase of 20fc for a total fc
When we got done, we installed 16 T-5 High Bay Fixtures manufactured by Everlast, from Jackson, MI. which replaced all 56 of the T12 HO in the facility. We took foot-candle readings after the installation and we were ablt to raise the footcandle values from 30 fc to 60 fc.
The 3 Advantages We Were Able To Explore Using T-5
- We used a lower wattage fixtures
- We reduced the number of fixtures
- By using higher kelvin and CRI, we were able to increase brightness
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