By Business Wire, September 23, 2013, 01:46:00 PM EDT
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
When Monroe Lee, owner of KIA
AutoSport, began design on a new KIA dealership in Columbus, Ga., he
decided to investigate lighting solutions that delivered bright,
high-quality light while helping to reduce energy consumption in one of
the facility's key areas: dealer lots.
KIA AutoSport used energy-saving techniques throughout the design of their new dealership, including energy-efficient lighting fixtures and timers to control when the lights are on. (Photo: Georgia Power)
Lee met with Georgia
Power, his electric utility partner, who recommended outdoor LED
lighting to showcase Lee's 350-vehicle inventory.
Lee chose GE's
Evolve™ LED Area Lights for their reduced energy consumption, long
rated life and sleek design. Sixty-nine 202-watt Evolve LED Area Lights
were mounted on 30 25-foot poles, with a combination of one, two and
four fixture mountings per pole. GE's outdoor LED lighting fixtures at
KIA AutoSport have a correlated color temperature (CCT) of 4000K and a
color rendering index (CRI) of 70.
"Georgia Power completed installation of the GE lighting in July 2012,
and I have been amazed at the difference in the lighting compared to my
other dealerships," Lee said. "The light is spread uniformly around the
facility without the high and low spots you often see in parking lots."
By more efficient use of the light they produce, LED lighting is
designed to deliver significant reductions in energy usage and
maintenance costs when compared to traditional metal halide high
intensity discharge (HID) fixtures and other technologies.
"When compared to a similarly sized dealership that I built five years
ago using metal halide fixtures, it appears I'm saving between 20-33
percent on energy costs as a result of the LED lighting," Lee explained.
"Plus, I have had no maintenance with the light fixtures since
installation a year ago."
For more information, visit www.gelighting.com/auto.
Discover how KIA AutoSport reduced energy and maintenance costs with
GE's outdoor LED lighting solutions at the GE
About GE Lighting
GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to
develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light
their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential
settings. The business employs about 14,000 people in more than 100
countries, and sells products under the Reveal® and Energy
Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™,
Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™ and Tetra® commercial brands,
all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE:GE) works on things that
matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit www.gelighting.com.
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