7th & Alameda

Los Angeles, CA

The Situation:

Parking operator, looking for an energy efficient lighting solution for its new facility, generates several options which includes FSC lighting’s L6000 Series. The massive project begins with a phase of installation that includes lighting a 10 level structure on the southwest corner of 7th and Alameda Street, in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. FSC was selected after an in depth evaluation concluded the L6000 Series would yield the lowest maintenance costs, provide a long useful life, and produce superior light quality.

The Solution:

The 2,228 luminaires installed in the structure provide a lighting power density well below California Title 24 Energy Code requirements. In addition, the L6000 Series fixtures are controlled by an integrated high/low passive infrared, Title 24 compliant sensor which helps provide additional savings by reducing energy consumption when the lot is unoccupied. By adopting the LED solution over the four lamp fluorescent option, the structure will use 1,395,486 fewer kilowatt hours (kWh) per year which represents an annual savings of approximately $167,458. The long life of the L-Bar system will also contribute to significant reduction in maintenance costs by nearly eliminating the staggering expense of re-lamping. In addition, FSC Lighting made modifications to the fixtures to meet code requirements by punching 3″ holes for access to concrete box opening and additional holes for anchor bolts. This customization made installation faster and simpler for the installing contractor.

Annual Energy Savings

Annual Energy Cost Savings

 Existing Replacement
 TECHNOLOGY  Fluorescent  LED
 SYSTEM  4L 32WT T8 Strip  LED Bar Radial Wrap
 CONTROLS  None Occupancy Sensor
Auto Demand
Response Ready
 TOTAL ANNUAL kWh  2,185,935 790,450


Parking structure will save over 50% on lighting cost by selecting L6000 fixture over its fluorescent equivalent.