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NOT YOUR AVERAGE RETROFIT The Project that Saved 68% Energy Without Changing the Luminaires, Lamps or Drivers. By Randy Reid

Images courtesy of Casambi

A five-story parking garage in Texas, built for 5,000 people, sat mostly unused and dormant, except for a few security guards who patrolled the property. One evening, at the height of the pandemic, there was a crash in the parking garage due to poor lighting. This incident served as a wake-up call for the property owners, who realized that they needed to upgrade the lighting system to ensure the safety of their tenants and guests. Camelot, the property management group in charge of the garage, tasked Carl Burleson from Mayer Electric with finding the best lighting control solution for the existing structure. Burleson, a seasoned electrician known for his expertise in challenging projects, quickly realized that the existing system, which consisted of over 1,700 fixtures and outdated circuitry, was not up to the task.

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