look like. And we could immediately
sistance. “The incentives do help—
ments from the mayor as to how
Infanzon even received com-
recognize the differences,” says
and we were delighted we could
impressed he was to see how the
take advantage of those—but our
core of the campus has changed.
Modeling proved a major part in identifying the right sources for different parts of the campus, be they roadways or the main campus green.
is that the light is actually a softer,
we can. And much more efficient
tudes change, and they’re hanging
yet it delivers better perception.
campus lighting is a big part of our
out more on campus.”
“It’s something we appreciate,
big-picture plan,” says Infanzon.
In fact, the school has just
given that El Paso, during the day,
“The question isn’t LED anymore,
started a movie night on one of
is very bright as the sun is very
it’s about knowing the right prod-
the lawn areas. “One of our main
intense; so at night, it’s almost a
ucts,” says Yarnell. For example,
goals was to make it a more human
relief to have that softer tone.”
he notes his team didn’t pick the
space,” says Yarnell.
As far as LED’s cost, Infanzon
most cutting edge technologies.
notes it’s part of doing business.
“We wanted the lights to blend well
where students walk, and 4000K on
“The first thing that matters to us
down the road, and be so that the
the roadways, in part, as research
is life of the product. Our life cycle
university could easily scale up or
has shown it helps drivers with
is 50 years, so we weren’t looking
replace any fixture.”
better reaction times.
for a 3-year payback, the question
“That’s a unique thing about working with Bruce is that we always had an idea of alternative
philosophy is to move ahead where
“We’re also seeing students atti-
He used 3000K sources in areas
One subtle difference, he notes,
we wanted answered is whether
“In the next 10-15 years we’ll have all LED,” says Infanzon.•
these fixtures would last 25 years?” That said, UTEP has a good
Next issue, we continue the conver-
choices, and he provides examples
working relationship with the local
sation, with a focus on the relation-
of what different fixtures would
utility who offered financial as-
ship between designer and owner.
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