The St John's Curling Club's Ice Shed original fixtures dated back many years. These were highly inefficient, by to-day's standards.
Ballasts and lamps were regularly failing causing considerable extra time and expense in maintenance - a major cost concern for SJCC.
Footnote: "Several years after the upgrade installation, T12 fixtures became outlawed in Canada. Manufacturing of replacement parts has ended.
Clearly St John's Curling Club led the way by taking pro-active action.
The 6-Sheet Rink was illuminated by:
~60 x T12, 2-Lamp, 8-Foot Fluorescent Fixtures.
Energy Used: 10.4KW
It is now illuminated by:
29 x T5 Fluorescent Fixtures
Energy Used: 9.4KW
A Reduction of 1 KW plus
Apart from providing full illumination, the new fixtures were configured so as to be adjusted based on the Event:
Note the excellent colour rendition in the photo below.
Look at behind the scenes: Click Here
Not shown are the upgrades to T8 lighting for Change, Shower and Utility rooms, Kitchen and Outdoor.
Sometimes Energy Saving is not the Prime consideration.
Proper illumination can also be a driver for change.
Here you can get both improved illumination AND Energy Savings.
Your local hydro / power company may offer cash incentives to help defray the cost of upgrades.
EELCO's Mandate apart from offering the most cost-effective lighting solution available, is to help you obtain all rebates available.
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