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Eaton’s High-Bay LED Solutions Implemented at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Eaton’s High-Bay LED Solutions Implemented at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Eaton has helped improve the lighting performance and energy efficiency in a campus recreation facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. By replacing almost 400 lighting fixtures in three gymnasiums at the Activities and Recreation Center with Metalux HBLED high-bay light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires, the university’s projected cost avoidance is estimated to be as high as $70,500 annually.

“The energy-efficient Metalux HBLED luminaire offers customers a reliable, long-lasting, high-performance LED solution,” said Mark Eubanks, president, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division. “The product features our proprietary LED module, providing exceptional performance, equivalent to or greater than fluorescent systems, with the enhanced benefits of LED lighting, including energy savings, extended system life and control capabilities.”

Wanting to increase illumination to meet the Illuminating Engineering Society’s recommended light levels, as well as save on energy and maintenance costs, electrical engineers chose to replace the existing 400-watt metal halide fixtures with 100-watt Metalux HBLED high-bay LED luminaires.

“We chose to use LED fixtures to reduce lighting maintenance labor and electrical consumption since LEDs generate a fraction of the heat compared to other sources,” said Tim Madden, vice president and principal, Engineering Concepts & Solutions, Inc. “University staff also wanted the ability to individually control the lighting on each court instead of having to switch on all the fixtures at once.”

The Metalux HBLED is an ideal solution for industrial, manufacturing, commercial and other high-bay applications. The luminaire features precision designed optics available in narrow and wide distributions, four lumen packages up to 30,000 lumens and three color temperatures. The product is designed to satisfy multiple mounting heights, ­even some low-bay applications.


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