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LED Parking Garage CASE STUDY: NYC

See the advantages of USA Made LED Lights in a NYC Parking Garage Case Study – 10 Year Warranty and Lowest  Total Cost of Ownership LED Lighting.

Project: Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza and New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

Highlights: 888 Parking Spaces for 1.2 Million Sq. Ft. Mixed-Use Office/Retail/ Hotel

Address: 335 Adams Street, Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Owner: Muss Development, LLC (

LED Installation: Fall 2013

Opportunity for LED Lights: Lighting consumes the vast majority of electricity for a 24/7 parking garages. Like many similar facilities, the garage at the Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza used inefficient 175 watt metal halide fixtures to light their 888 parking spaces. The garage’s 375 fixtures also produced a poor quality yellowish brown light, adding to the operating inefficiency. With an electricity rate of $.20/kWh, the annual lighting cost was nearly $115,000, or $306 per fixture.

LED Lighting Solution: Independence LED Authorized Reseller/Distributor Jim Nork approached property owners Muss Development and garage operator Standard Parking with a solution to replace the 175 watt metal halide fixtures with the latest high-efficiency 44 watt US Made Independence LED Vaportight fixtures. The new Vaportight fixtures save 131 watts per fixture, produce an outstanding 75% energy savings and deliver 4,400 directional lumens, at 5000K, which greatly improves quality of the light in the garage.

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LED Parking Garage Case Study Results: By reducing the fixture wattage from 175 to 44, the savings is an outstanding annual $230 per fixture. With 375 fixtures, the annual savings is $86,250. Over the 60,000 hour 7 year life of the LEDs at 24/7, the lifetime energy savings is $603,750. With historical 3% average annual increase in energy cost and reduced bulb replacement and maintenance labor, the savings is closer to $700,000. This project also earned a major $68,000 NYSERDA energy rebate, bringing the payback to under a year and a half and the ROI to over 70%.

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