A developer of induction lighting solutions, US Lighting Tech announced that the City of Tempe, Arizona has chosen the company to offer phase one of energy-efficient lighting deployment for the municipality.
The deployment will replace Tempe’s current street lighting solutions and save up to 40% of energy expenses for the city. The lighting installations will almost eradicate the requirement for continuous lamp maintenance in the coming years.
The company will install 1000 Cobra 100 Series Induction Streetlights to the city from July 2011. This is the second request for quotation from Tempe, which used a weighted scoring solution of experience, quality, and price. The city chose US Lighting Tech from 18 competitors because of its solution-oriented service ethics, high return of investment, and product quality.
The Cobra Streetlights will replace the city’s 125W metal halide and high pressure sodium systems and provide energy-efficient light output. The high pressure sodium and metal halide systems are much more expensive than the Cobra streetlights and provide less energy-efficiency.
USLT’s VP of Operations, Alexander Ham stated that Tempe evaluated induction and LED platforms and ruled out LED because of its performance volatility and high equipment cost. He added that the induction lights deliver extended life cycle, better energy efficiency and light spectrum.