Lake Region Switching to LED Security Lights
Lake Region Electric Cooperative has seen the light: the LED model chosen to replace its 70-W high-pressure sodium and 175-W mercury vapor security lights.
The decision came after head-to-head tests of products from seven vendors. While the competition led to the selection of AreaMax lights from Evluma (NRECA Associate Member; evluma.com), Lake Region Electric proceeded slowly, installing just over 1,200 lights in four years, largely through replacement of failed high-pressure sodium models. It assessed the program at every step.
The effort is turning a corner, says Logan Pleasant, the Hulbert, Oklahoma, co-op’s director of engineering and operations. “In our next phase, we’re going to change out a light anytime we’re near one,” he says. “If we are on a pole to change a transformer, we’re going to change out the light.”