Officials at Okemos Public Schools in Okemos, Michigan, needed to update the parking lot at Chippewa Middle School; goals included improving safety and traffic flow in the lot, reducing energy usage, and upgrading the performance of the outdoor lighting system. With input from school staff, a renovation plan was devised and Okemos Public Schools selected LED lighting from Cooper Lighting for the parking lot upgrade.
Okemos Public Schools, working with consulting engineering firm Clark Trombley Randers (CTR) and local Cooper Lighting representative Crites, Tidey & Associates, Inc., chose the McGraw-Edison Ventus™ LED Area Luminaire to improve lighting coverage and levels. By replacing 40-year-old mercury vapor cobrahead fixtures, the use of the new efficient LED lighting will reduce energy usage and electrical costs for the Okemos school district, with a projected savings of 25 to 30 percent.
“At our schools, safety is the top priority, and in order to have a safe parking lot, superior lighting coverage is necessary,” said Steve Lathrop, director of operations, Okemos Public Schools. “With Cooper’s LED lighting system, we are meeting our safety goals and seeing long-term cost savings.”
“We are pleased that Okemos Public Schools recognized the many advantages of our LED lighting products,” said Mark Eubanks, president at Cooper Lighting. “The improved performance of the McGraw-Edison Ventus LED fixture allowed the school to meet its energy goals while improving child safety and the lighting performance.”