Frequently Asked Questions
A: Military bases are very much like small cities unto themselves. In many cases, they have their own police, fire station, school system, bus terminals, airports and shopping centers. Some even operate their own utilities and provide their own electric power. So, the different lighting applications used across a military base can include roadway lighting, residential street lighting and commercial area lighting, as well as large area lighting for airfields, perimeter lighting for secure locations, motor pool lighting and training area lighting. It’s important when selecting a vendor-partner for relighting an installation that they’re able to meet most of your application needs and that they can provide the additional system capabilities you may want to utilize to help your base save energy, reduce maintenance and provide connectivity.
A: Yes, and with over 200,000 deployments across the U.S. and Canada, Acuity Brands has become the proven leader in smart, wireless-control applications through our remote asset management system known as ROAM®. Since 2007, the company has been offering ROAM options for lighting products to help customers manage their lighting assets and save on energy costs.
A: Yes, there can be rebates depending on the programs available from the local energy provider. There are also other ways to reduce project funding for relighting programs. One way is through an energy-saving project available through Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). ESCOs are non-profit companies that can provide a broad range of energy solutions. They can also provide funding programs where the energy savings from the project are often used to pay back the capital investment of the project over a five- to twenty-year period.
A: Yes. Holophane® luminaires feature prismatic borosilicate glass optics across many of our luminaire families, especially outdoor products. Borosilicate glass has successfully been fielded in outdoor lighting applications for many decades to provide excellent optical control properties as well as long-term mechanical strength and durability. Glass has been proven to be the best long-term material choice to protect the valuable components of a lighting fixture from harsh outdoor environments. Unlike other materials, glass does not carry a static charge that attracts dirt. Glass is resistant to UV, so it does not degrade to the intense and prolonged UV exposure seen in outdoor lighting applications. Glass is a low-cost and readily available material and can be easily and cost-effectively converted into end-fabricated parts based on the lighting application's need.