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Client: Neglia Engineering & Bergen County, New Jersey
Project: Overpeck County Park
Location: Bergen County, New Jersey
Luminaires: Philips Hadco’s Lumilock LED Refractive Globe
Light Source: LED
Lighting Support: Philips, Dave Murphy & Associates

Overpeck Park Case Study (PDF)

Going to LED was a no-brainer. It is a great thing to deliver useful, uniform light in a public space that is not overwhelming, providing our park visitors with a sense of safety and environmental sustainability. And, we could achieve all this while saving energy and maintenance costs at the same time.
John Biale, Senior Project Coordinator
Background
Overpeck County Park, located in Bergen County New Jersey, spans several hundred acres of donated land from parts of neighboring Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park, and Teaneck.
The dream of creating a central recreational and cultural haven was more than 50 years in the making and only recently realized. A landfill as late as the mid-1970’s, is now as of September 2009, a family destination.

The Challenges (the opportunity)
Use of Overpeck Park would be variable and dynamic – a home to football, baseball and soccer fields, an equestrian center, walking trails, recreational areas, parking lots and a community entertainment venue. Several events may be happening one night, while only the walking trails would be used the next night. This posed a complex lighting challenge, with a single solution required to illuminate the park to current standards while achieving significant energy and maintenance cost savings.  John Biale, Senior Project Manager, needed to ensure that the selected light fixtures not only could be controlled and achieve the necessary efficiency targets and cost savings, but would also be aesthetically pleasing as an extension of the natural beauty of the park.

The Solution
Philips Hadco’s Lumilock LED Refractive Globes were chosen for their decorative appeal, as well as modular features and benefits. The luminaires are powered through several circuits, leveraging LED’s exceptional manageability. Further, this manageability allowed several areas within the park to be turned off when not needed. John said “Going to LED was a no-brainer. It is a great thing to deliver useful, uniform light in a public space that is not overwhelming, providing our park visitors with a sense of safety and environmental sustainability. And we could achieve all this while saving energy and maintenance costs at the same time.” Philips Hadco’s performance, reliability, warranty and dedicated solution providers were all key components of the decision.

The Benefits
Reclaimed from a former landfill, Overpeck County Park is a vast greenspace in the heart of one of the most urban and densely populated states in the US.  John mentioned that the people of Bergen County enjoy this park and the lighting is a big part of that experience. “I have received several emails from people who tell me how great this park is and how they feel very safe o the walking trails.” John would like to see all of the future lighting systems within his park use LED lighting so they too could benefit from the same energy and maintenance savings as Overpeck Park.

Client: Borough of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Project: Downtown Streetscape – LED Decorative Street Lighting
Location: Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Luminaires: Philips Hadco’s Lumilock LED Refractive Globe
Light Source: LED
Lighting Support: Philips, Dave Murphy & Associates

Pompton Lakes Case Study (PDF)

Our community came together to move forward and we are so proud of the work of our team. The Business Improvement District leaders and the entire community have been supportive from the beginning.
Katie Cole, Mayor of Pompton Lakes
Background
The Borough of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, known for its country beauty, committed itself to being environmentally and fiscally conscious. Understanding it was time to make an investment in their historic downtown, and that lighting would play a major, visible role in the redevelopment plan,
the Borough desired an environmentally sustainable solution. Collaborating with local businesses within the Business Improvement District to offset some initial investment, Vito Gadaleta, Borough
Administrator, embarked on a journey that would satisfy the need for an aesthetically pleasing, unique downtown streetscape while delivering a fiscally sound lighting solution.

The Challenges (the opportunity)
Create a lighting solution that is: 1) historically relevant, 2) aesthetically appealing and 3) fiscally responsible, while: maintaining or improving current light levels, significantly reducing energy usage and cost, increasing maintenance efficiency (lowing maintenance costs) over the long run and reflecting the community’s desire to be environmentally conscious.

The Solution
After much evaluation, the Lumilock LED Refractive Globe Luminaire by Philips Hadco was the clear choice. The LED engine and the refractive globe provided superior lighting characteristics, while the quality craftsmanship of the luminaire satisfied the aesthetic and historic needs.  The modular construction allowed for customization, thus creating a unique solution that met the maintenance challenges. Philips Hadco performance, reliability, warranty and dedicated solution providers were all key components of the decision.  With Philips Hadco solution, The Borough of Pompton Lakes will enjoy energy savings of nearly 50 percent and an estimated reduction of future
maintenance cost of nearly 75 percent – all with a responsive nod to the community’s passion for embracing and, in fact, being leaders in green technology deployment. Vito Gadaleta, sensitive to balancing up front investment and ongoing operating costs, says “A complex project like the Downtown Streetscape must be responsibly designed for the future, while considering current fiscal constraints and the needs of the community”.

The Benefits
According to Mayor Katie Cole and Administrator Vito Gadaleta, local businesses are already seeing the benefits of the investment. The downtown businesses have begun to expand hours of operation and improve their own storefronts consistent with the new streetscape.  Additionally, local residents are commenting that the light seems brighter and crisper while local officials are realizing reduced energy and maintenance costs. The streetlight, now a town standard, is also being used in a local park.  In fact, other towns are beginning to look to Pompton Lakes as an example of environmentally sustainable advancement.  Mayor Katie Cole mentioned that as you drive down the street you will now see people enjoying diner at outdoor tables and walking around and shopping at night because it feels safe. “Our community came together to move forward and we are proud of the work of our great team. The business Improvement District leaders and the entire community have been supportive from the beginning.

Client: Public Service Electric & Gas
Project: LED Floodlight Release
Location: PSE&G Territory, New Jersey
Luminaires: Philips FX1 LED Floodlight
Light Source: LED
Lighting Support: Philips, Dave Murphy & Associates

PSEG – LED Floodlight Case Study (PDF)

We are excited about offering this strategic, environmentally sustainable lighting solution..  The LED floodlight product (Philips FX1) is an aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient unit, which offers maintenance versatility for our needs and, more importantly, satisfies the needs of our clients.
PSE&G Manager – Large Customer Support – Green Solutions for Customers, Michelle Gonzalez

Background
PSE&G is New Jersey’s largest combined electric and gas utility.  They offer their clients a complete Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Lighting Program, including a variety of decorative, security, roadway and area lighting.  They also offer floodlighting solutions for building facades, storefronts, area lighting and security.  This ever-growing niche, has taken shape in the many municipalities within PSE&G’s service territory.

The Challenge (the opportunity)
PSE&G has been installing decorative street lighting as part of municipal streetscape projects throughout the state of New Jersey.  In many cases, older standard lighting is replaced with new decorative lighting in response to their clients’ desire for urban and streetscape renewal.  The older, “industrial looking” floodlights don’t necessarily fit the décor of the newly installed poles, nor are they the most energy efficient.

PSE&G needed a line of floodlights that would be responsive to their clients’ desire to be both environmentally sustainable and fiscally responsible.  Energy efficiency, longer asset life and lower overall maintenance cost needed to be combined within a progressive-style floodlight offering, able to complement the newer decorative lights and poles.

The Solution
After thorough evaluation and testing, PSE&G decided to offer the Philips FX1 LED floodlight.  This versatile LED floodlight works as a decorative and/or commercial floodlight solution which can be used in a variety of applications.  The Philips FX1 LED floodlight consumes half the energy of conventional floodlights, lasts nearly five times longer (minimizing maintenance costs) and contains 0% mercury.

The Benefits
According the PSE&G Manager – Large Customer Support Green Solutions for Customers, Michelle Gonzalez, this is the perfect opportunity for PSE&G to offer LED to their customers.  The Philips FX1 LED Floodlight fits PSE&G’s need for a versatile unit that can replace older floodlights and be immediately offered to their customers who need illumination for their facades, storefronts, parking areas, playgrounds, etc.

Ms. Gonzalez also mentioned the importance of moving into newer, solid state technology, which she believes is the direction all lighting is heading.  PSE&G is thrilled that this is the door that they can enter to make their offering of LED a reality.

“We are excited about offering this strategic, environmentally sustainable lighting solution..  The LED floodlight product (Philips FX1) is an aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient unit, which offers maintenance versatility for our needs and, more importantly, satisfies the needs of our clients.”

Client: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Project: George Street Streetscape
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Luminaires: Philips Hadco’s Lumilock LED Refractive Globe
Light Source: LED
Lighting Support: Philips, Dave Murphy & Associates

New Brunswick Case Study (PDF)

We are seeing such significant savings, and not losing any level of safety or comfort.
Chris Butler, Management Specialist City of New Brunswick New Jersey

Background
The City of New Brunswick, considering the revitalization of their streetscape lighting, began to evaluate energy efficient products. As part of that process, they explored their streetlight inventory
(approximately 3,000 lights) paid for on a non-metered system through PSE&G. At the same time,
the City received a Middlesex County Sustainability Grant and wanted to capitalize on the opportunity the grant could help deliver.  Their thoughts were squarely focused on an environmentally sustainable, fiscally responsible solution for the future.

The Challenges (the opportunity)
Lighting technology was progressing rapidly and there was a lack of detailed specifications and standard for LED streetlights – city leaders knew that research and testing would be needed and that it would be an uphill battle.  The complexity was heightened as they began to evaluate roadway (cobra-head) and decorative options which were at different phases of documentation.
The central goal was to maintain light levels and reduce energy consumption.

The Solution
After deciding to focus initially on their George Street streetscape, the City determined that the Philips Hadco Lumilock LED post top was a perfect fit for this decorative project.  Fully tested and complete with photometric and detailed specifications, Philips Hadco proved easy to work with.

The Benefits
The Lumilock LED post top enabled the City of New Brunswick to convert 175W MH twin mounts to a single mount LED solution – Saving more than 50% cost per pole (energy and maintenance).
Chris Butler, Management Specialist, City of New Brunswick said “we are seeing such significant savings, and not losing any level of safety or comfort”.
The city is very pleased with the quality of the crisp white light.

Through the George Street project, the City of New Brunswick is enjoying not only significant cost savings, but have the peace of mind that this single project phase is eliminating annual carbon emissions equivalent to 40,250 pound (20 tons) of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
Further, the only complaint they have received thus far is from a local business that is frustrated that they have to wait until the next phase for their block’s lights to be replaced.