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42nd CES to save base millions of kWh/year with LED light upgrades

42nd CES to save base millions of kWh/year with LED light upgrades

Roger Weaver, a civilian electrician, installs LED lights in the Muir S. Fairchild Research Institute Jan. 9, 2019, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The 42nd Civil Engineer Squadron currently has four energy savings projects in progress for LED light retrofits on Maxwell and Gunter, involving approximately 6,000 fixtures and $1.9 million invested. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --

The 42nd Civil Engineer Squadron currently has four energy savings projects in progress for LED light retrofits on Maxwell and Gunter Air Force Base, involving approximately 6,000 fixtures and an investment of $1.9 million.

 

The current investment includes LEDs for 850 exterior fixtures, 72 ramp fixtures and 5,000 interior fixtures throughout 11 buildings.  The base aims to convert all fixtures to LEDs on Maxwell and Gunter over the next eight to 10 years, projected to save nearly 3.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) annually.

 

Current Projects

-Replace High Pressure Sodium and Metal Halide lights with LEDs – 49% complete

-Replace High Pressure Sodium and Metal Halide lights on airfield with LEDs - 95% complete

-Replace interior lights with LEDs, Phase 1 – Scope: Retrofit 3000 fixtures with LEDs - 10% complete

-Replace interior lights with LEDs, multiple facilities – Scope: Retrofit 2100 fixtures with LED in multiple buildings. - 10% complete

 

Future Projects

-Replace street and parking lot lights with LEDs - Working a project in conjunction with privatized electrical utility provider.

-(proposed for FY20) Replace interior lights with LEDs, multiple buildings, Phase 2.

-LED light replacement is also included in multiple facility renovation projects that are proposed for the next several FYs.