As part of the overall bond program, the existing field lighting is being planned on being replaced at Bellevue West to bring field lighting levels up to current standards. Options were reviewed between going back with new HID lighting or moving to more energy efficient LED field lighting. In review of existing conditions at the site, the recommendation was made to look at installing new poles and LED field lighting at the field. Design of the new system was coordinated with Musco Lighting and a contract was awarded to Musco to provide the new lighting system and poles for the project. A separate bid package will be bid out for the installation of the new lighting system in coordination with Musco.
Positives resulting from this project include the following:
- Lamp Life: The existing HID lamps being used at the field are rated around 15,000 hours of average lamp life. The new average LED lamp life expectancy is rated over 50,000 hours.
- Energy Savings: Based on anticipated yearly use, it is anticipated that the new LED fixtures will save approximately $1,000 per year in utility costs.
- Musco provides a full 25-year maintenance package for the new LED fixtures with the installation on the new poles. If anything happens to these fixtures during this time, Musco handles all of the repair/replacement work at their expense. This equates to an average $2,000 to $4,000 annual savings to the District in light fixture maintenance costs.
Work on this project is schedule to start mid-summer of 2018 and is anticipated to be completed around September 1st, 2018.