Founded in 1952, the Munson Township Fire Department has become an integral part of the local community. The MTFD assists with many issues beyond putting out fires, such as various rescue operations, responding to emergency medical calls and assisting with hazardous materials, just to name a few.
Outdated lighting technology resulting in insufficient light levels
Wide assortment of lighting technologies resulting in increased maintenance issues
Frequent light failures - increasing both maintenance cost and overall energy consumption
The current building was built in 1976 as a volunteer Fire Department, but is now a full time 24/7 operation that requires more light than it did 35 years ago. With an initial response area covering twenty-five square miles throughout Geauga County, OH, the department must be ready to roll out at moment’s notice both day and night.
Throughout the main garage bay, we have replaced all of the older T12 open strip fixtures with new enclosed fixtures containing high efficient 4’ LED Tubes. Additionally, all of the HID Metal Halide fixtures have been replaced with this same LED fixture, reducing the overall energy consumption as well as decreasing the maintenance costs of maintaining various lighting technologies.
In the common areas including the kitchen, bunk areas and the conference room, all of the outdated T12 fluorescent fixtures have been replaced with new, high efficiency T8 fluorescent Tubes to ensure comfortable lighting in those areas.
The garage bay is used for maintenance and mechanical repair work on the fire engines and sufficient lighting is essential to ensure good visibility. The new LED lamps deliver more light on target and thanks to the new lighting layout the fixtures are now between the fire engines, not above them. The service men’s and women’s quarters are now adequately lit to ensure proper rest and relaxation between calls.
In addition to the updated lighting system, the department will save roughly $4,000 annually in energy costs alone, plus an additional $6,200 annually in maintenance costs replacing broken and burned out bulbs. With the new lighting the department is ready to respond to emergency calls without waiting for the lights to come on.
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