CASE STUDIES | Education

Chicagoland Laborers – Carol Stream Training FacilityCarol Stream, IL

“I have never really thought of lighting as part of education, and how it impacted the learning environment until we went from our yellow lights to the Orion LED lights.”

Keith Vitale, Training Director

SOLUTION

APOLLO® LED LDR® Troffer Retrofit Contour | LDR L-Series 2×2, 2×4
Compact Modular High Bay | CM T8

Faced with upgrading an interior lighting system that served classrooms, cafeterias and training bays, as well as offices, conferences rooms, hallways and storage areas, Chicagoland Laborers turned to Sustainable Lighting Solutions (“SLS”) to help them identify the best system to meet their facility’s particular lighting needs. SLS showed them a number of options, but the Chicagoland Laborers chose Orion Lighting’s APOLLO® LED LDR® Troffer Retrofit and Orion’s Fluorescent Compact Modular High Bay, as well as a few LED downlights and fluorescent retrofit kits to complete the interior project. The interior lighting project was projected to reduce a site’s electrical demand by 48.4 kW or almost 60% of their existing demand. The project will save them over 190,000 kWh, which should reduce their ComEd electric bill by over $20,000 per year. When asked why they chose Orion, Vitale answered, “we had looked at other options, but when SLS showed us the Orion fixtures, we stopped. They were aesthetically pleasing, fit our décor, and when we saw how simple it was to install them, It was an easy decision.”

“We had looked at other options but, when we saw the Orion fixtures, we stopped. They were aesthetically pleasing and they fit our décor, and when we saw how easy it was to install them, it was an easy decisions to go with the Orion lights.”

Keith Vitale, Training Director