Echelon Corp. reported that its customer, Kimco Realty Corp., a publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood and community shopping centers, has received three awards from the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign.
According to a release from Echelon, Kimco won the "Best Use of Lighting Controls at a Single Facility" for its parking area lighting system upgrade at the 280 Metro Center shopping center in Colma, CA, that featured the Lumewave wireless lighting control system by Echelon. Kimco also won awards for "Greatest Absolute Number of Facility Upgrades" and "Largest Absolute Area of Facility Upgrades."
Echelon said that the shopping center's upgraded lighting system utilizes the Lumewave wireless lighting control system enabling a highly efficient and flexible solution for monitoring parking lot lighting. The lighting system comprised 79 high-performance 217 Watt LED area fixtures equipped with PIR motion sensors along with 0-10V dimmable drivers with a Lumewave wireless lighting control node fitted to each fixture which provides two-way communications via a central gateway device and cellular modem.
The Company added that the wireless control from Lumewave provides an additional savings of approximately 30 percent, compared to dusk-to-dawn operation through late-night scheduled dimming and motion-activated control. Beyond additional energy savings, the fixture-level control system enhances safety and security at the center due to the motion sensing which can actively deter unwanted activity.
"We are very proud to be recognized by the LEEP Campaign for the lighting improvements made at Kimco's 280 Metro Center," said Nate Mitten, Senior Manager of Property Standards & Improvements for Kimco Realty. The project is an example of how lighting control systems will continue to be stretched beyond traditional uses to increase value and services for property owners, managers and occupants."
"As demonstrated at Kimco's 280 Metro Center project, upgrading lighting and lighting controls in shopping center parking lots can have an important impact on everything from cost savings and tenant and visitor safety to a more pleasant shopping and working environment," said Ron Sege, CEO and chairman of Echelon Corp. "The award from the LEEP Campaign validates the value provided by the Lumewave by Echelon wireless lighting control system."
Echelon Corp. specializes in developing open-standard control networking platforms, delivers all the elements necessary to design, install, monitor and control industrial-strength 'communities of devices' within the lighting, building automation, Internet of Things and related markets worldwide.
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