Amerlux recently supplied its Avista LED light engines as part of a major retrofit project in the downtown Los Angeles area. Since the late 1920s, GE lamps were used to provide light for the streets of downtown LA during its modern revitalization. The Bureau of Street Lighting reported that more than half of its streetlights have already been retrofitted to LED, including 600 fixtures with Amerlux Avista light engines. This retrofit project saves the taxpayers of Los Angeles almost 80 percent in energy costs and provides better color rendering for enhanced visibility, safety and security throughout the community.
"Our Avista is the perfect LED light engine for exterior lighting applications throughout downtown LA and other cities cross the nation," explained Amerlux CEO/President Chuck Campagna. "This revolutionary LED engine helps customers convert outdoor fixtures to LED with significant cost savings that will meet critical lighting and power budgets and energy code compliance."
Before the retrofit project, the City of Los Angeles illuminated its streets with 250-watt High Pressure Sodium at a 25-foot mounting height with a 100-foot spacing. During this project, Amerlux placed 600 60-watt Avista LED luminaires in downtown Los Angeles, from 2nd Street to 9th Street on the following roads: Main Street; Spring Street; Hope Street; Olive Street; Figueroa Street; and Olympic Boulevard.
The Avista LED Light Engine, featuring over voltage and short circuit protection with a 10kV surge protector, was used to replace older, less efficient High Pressure Sodium lamps in post top mounted fixtures in area and pedestrian settings. The height adjustable light engine is field adjusted to optimal performance and operates on automatic AC incoming voltage sensing 120-277 volt systems.
Avista can be used in traditional post top and other fixtures designed for street lighting, parks, pedestrian walkways, recreational areas, parking lots, schools and municipalities. Constructed with an anodized aluminum heat sink, the IP66-rated Avista is engineered with exceptional thermal management and stringent efficacy levels, using a cast aluminum fitter plate with a sealed LED chamber, and street-specific optics.
The 41-watt Avista delivers a high efficacy of 100 lumens per watt and a total of 4,990 lumens for safety and security, with a 4000K CCT and a long life of 50,000-plus hours. Avista is also available in a 57-watt model and directs symmetrical or asymmetrical light precisely where it is needed. The LED engine's height can be adjusted in the field from 12 to 16 inches, to accommodate a variety of lighting fixtures and provide maximized performance.
Avista is DesignLights Consortium (DLC)-certified and available on the Qualified Products List, which offers leading-edge, high quality, high efficiency commercial lighting solutions that help offer customers utility rebates.