Giving Light to the Bakersfield Train Station By Cutting Energy In Half

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Online PR News – 28-August-2012 – Bakersfield, CO – Shine Retrofits was founded on the principle that there was a need for a dedicated expert energy efficient lighting products distributor in the marketplace. The company is in the process of constantly improving customer service, pricing, and product offerings, to provide their customers with the energy efficient lighting products and services specialist they need. The most recent customer, Bakersfield Train Station, has already begun to see the benefits of’s expertise come into play, cutting the overall wattage usage at the station by over 50%.

The City of Bakersfield: Train Station

The Project – There are 18 light poles on the platform with 2 fixtures on each pole for a total of 36 fixtures. The light poles had originally been fitted with 175 watt metal halide fixtures. Upon completion of the project however, each light pole is now retrofitted with 85 watt induction kits. With the use of the new induction kits at the station, the overall wattage cut was just over 50%. It is important to note that despite there being a wattage cut of 50%, there is no difference in the amount of light produced by the old and new fixtures. In addition to the improvements in energy efficiency, The City of Bakersfield also received a partial rebate for the cost of the induction kits from their local utility company.

The Kumho 85 Watt Induction Lamp – The product that helped in creating energy efficient lighting for The City of Bakersfield Train Station is Kumho’s 85 Watt Induction Lamp. Kumho Electric’s electrode-less induction lighting leverages new technology developments to provide a high-efficiency, low-maintenance, long-term lighting solution. With a 100,000-hour rated life, Econergy induction lamps are ideal for outdoor applications where re-lamping is expensive or cumbersome, as in parking lots, street lighting, tunnels, train stations, or even indoors for high bay fixtures. Due to the versatile mounting options including pole-mounted applications, and the high-efficiency technology, this product was the ideal choice for the project.

Enhancing Energy Efficiency, Reducing Costs – In choosing to refit the lighting at the train station, The City of Bakersfield is not only benefiting from energy savings, but their maintenance costs will also be dramatically reduced. The lamp life is expected to last 100,000 hours, with the added benefit of a 5 year warranty on the product. Previous lamps used at the station would last on average two years. In addition to the savings, the new lighting is also a whiter more consistent color, better illuminating the platform, and resulting in a safer and more aesthetically appealing station.

The Right Fit For The Job – Shineretrofits prides themselves on the personal relationships they build with their customers. They are driven by honesty, integrity, great service, and providing the correct energy efficient solutions. They were selected to work on the train station project by The City of Bakersfield because of the expertise and great service they provide. The online quoting system was used to quickly relay quotes to the City of Bakersfield and due to the quantity ordered, The City of Bakersfield was provided with quantity discounts, increasing the ROI of the project. In addition to the great service, the product, The Kumho's 85 Watt Induction Lamps, were delivered in less than one week, allowing for a timely completion of the project, and savings for the company.

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