Chicago gets a little brighter, while gaining significant power savings

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Chicago lighting project | Comments Off on Chicago gets a little brighter, while gaining significant power savings

Recently, Westshore Design was awarded a major street lighting project for the City of Chicago. The project scope is to replace over 30,000 older high-pressure sodium street lights throughout the city with new advanced technologies using highly efficient and effective LED lights. Westshore Design will manufacture the LED light engine used inside a light pole’s globe fixture. The project will be completed over the next 4-5 years and when completed, is expected to save the City of Chicago a minimum of 50% on lighting energy costs.

Westshore Design competed against several very large global manufacturers but were awarded the project based on several factors including: significant energy savings, labor costs of replacement/repairs to existing lights, ease of retrofit install, safety, evidenced based research showing superior performance, and products are built in the USA.

Currently Westshore Design light engines are being considered on several municipality projects, college campuses, shopping malls etc. across the country where outdoor LED retrofit solutions will provide superior lighting performance at significant cost savings.