The National Park Seminary Historic District is featured on the National Register of Historic Places list. To preserve the historical integrity, a residential redevelopment plan featuring townhomes, condominiums and apartments was started in 2003. After years of use, the metal halide streetlights and interior fluorescent lighting began to fail resulting in 30 percent light deterioration per year and continuous fixture failure, which drove up the maintenance costs.Per Intelligent Energy Light and Power project specifications, Noribachi custom engineered 3000K LED light engines retrofits for 65 metal halide streetlights and 120 interior common fixtures. The goal for this LED retrofit project was to reduce operation costs while preserving the historic look of the area as well as meet the local utility company’s lighting rebate requirements. “With this specific LED retrofit, we were able to work with the utility company to get the customer qualified for special double rates which covered 60 percent of the LED retrofit project,” said Steve Gerber, president, Intelligent Energy Light and Power. “The retrofit also resulted in lowering the customer’s electrical usage by approximately 50 percent with more lumens and a higher quality of illumination.”
Noribachi, a U.S.-based LED manufacturer for high output commercial and industrial lighting solutions, teamed up with Intelligent Energy Light and Power, an electrical engineering and installation firm, on a significant LED retrofit upgrade for the historic National Park Seminary in Forest Glen, Md.