Value Energy Solutions Completes Parking Garage Lighting Retrofit Project at Laketown Wharf
11/11/2010

Laketown Wharf replaces parking garage lighting to save energy costs and install newer lighting technology

Online PR News – 11-November-2010 – – Panama City, FL. (October 28, 2010) Value Energy Solutions recently completed a large parking garage lighting retrofit project for Laketown Wharf in Panama City Beach, Florida. Value Energy Solutions, one of the largest lighting installation and lighting retrofit companies in the nation, has been active in a number of recent lighting retrofit assignments. Laketown Wharf is one of the newest vacation condominium resort communities located in the heart of Panama City Beach. Lighting is central to the many amenities available to guests at Laketown Wharf. The resort is known for its signature water feature -- a massive lighted fountain within its namesake lake, choreographed with dancing water, lights, and music.

Laketown Wharf contacted Value Energy Solutions to explore replacing and updating the lighting in their two enclosed parking garages. Value Energy Solutions thoroughly reviewed the existing parking garage lighting and the Laketown Wharf energy saving goals. Originally, the parking garage lighting was the less energy efficient 175 watt Metal Halide Lights. Value Energy Solutions recommended retrofitting the parking garages with 447 2-Lamp 54wHO (high output) Vapor Tight Fluorescent lights. Laketown Wharf selected a 40,000 hour (extended life) rated lamp to maximize their energy savings and reduce lighting maintenance costs.

The projected energy savings for the lighting retrofit project is an impressive 47% and the cost of the lighting upgrade will pay for itself in only 24 months. Value Energy Solutions and Laketown Wharf considered numerous relighting options including LED lights in the parking garages. They discovered a better lighting retrofit solution was using new fluorescent lighting technology. Unlike many lighting companies that offer only one lighting product, Value Energy Solutions works with more than 250 lighting manufactures to provide their customers with the right solution at lower price point.

The Vapor Tite Reflector Series Linear Fluorescent fixtures offered by Value Energy Solutions utilizes T5 Lamping which provides energy efficiency and displays equal or superior lumen output. VTR Luminary features include:

• Proven technology, refined to be more efficient than fluorescents of the past
• T5 Lamps—most energy efficient lighting technology in the fluorescent lighting industry for the cost.
• Surface mounted or may be suspended from ceiling
• Reflector series to maximize light disbursement
• Polycarbonate materials which means corrosion, flame and vandal resistant
• Ideal for parking structures, warehouses, breezeways, canopies and schools

About Value Energy Solutions- Value Energy Solutions is one of the largest energy efficient lighting retrofitting companies in the United States. Realizing the need for building owners, property managers and facility engineers to find ways to conserve energy and cut their operating costs, Value Energy Solutions provides improved energy efficient lighting products as replacements for existing higher wattage fixtures. Value Energy Solutions was launched as a new venture by owners Dean Nations and Alan Carlquist as an expansion of their existing company, Value Lighting, Inc., a premier lighting wholesaler and distributor of lighting products.

The Value Energy Solutions lighting retrofit programs are offered for all commercial building types including Parking Garages, Warehouse/Industrial Buildings, Hotels, Retail Chains, Apartments and Office Buildings. For information on Value Energy Solutions please call Chris Owens, Director of Sales at 770.874.2191. Value Energy Solutions is located at 1110 Allgood Industrial Court, Marietta, GA 30066. To request more information please call or email at info@valueenergysolutions.com.

About Laketown Wharf- Laketown Wharf is the largest single building condominium resort community in Panama City Beach, Florida. The resort features 765 condominium units with a variety of retail shops and restaurants. Laketown Wharf features a lighted fountain with nightly shows, five unique pools, a fitness center, and multiple gathering spaces. Many of Laketown Wharf’s one-,two- and three-bedroom condominiums are luxuriously furnished and professionally decorated, with balconies facing the gulf. Units feature 32-inch flat screen TV’s, highspeed internet, and a porte-cochere covered entry. The resort is located at the intersection of South Thomas Drive and Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach.

For more information please visit their website at www.laketownwharf.com or call (866) 226-1284.