Case Studies


Union Mine High School LED Retrofit

 In early 2015, the El Dorado School District approached 1st Source Lighting inquiring about retro-fitting 60 or so fixtures in the West Gym of Union Mine High School with new LED light sources.  Constructed in 1998, the West Gym was fitted with 2x2 box type fixtures illuminated with (5) 40w... read more

NY/NJ Port Authority Bus Terminal

In an effort to update the lighting infrastructure at their bus terminal in Manhattan, NY, the New York/New Jersey Port Authority, in conjunction with the primary contractor Constellation Energy, tasked 1st Source Lighting with the project of providing new energy efficient fixtures and retro-fit...  read more

DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

In 2002  the Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico replaced all the high-pressure sodium fixtures inside their water pump house with the latest technology induction lamps. Each fixture is equipped with Sylvania Icetron lamps and more

DOE National Ignition Facility

Considering the challenge and inconvenience of changing a light bulb in a cleanroom with 60-foot ceilings, the NIF site is considering a retrofit to long-life fluorescent. The 100,000 hour life of the electrodeless technology will provide a decade (or longer) between lamp more

William Land Park, Sacramento, Ca

The Land Park area of Sacramento is well known for it's well-kept old-fashioned homes and charm. However, the street lights were antiquated and presented serious safety and maintenance challenges. Since the city had adopted high-pressure sodium lamps as a standard for street more

The Schwan Food Company

Improving a large industrial customer’s energy efficiency is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. When The Schwan Food Company asked Marshall, Minn., Municipal Utilities for help upgrading its freezer lighting, it took tenacity and creativity to reach the right more

Del Campo High School Gym

1st Source Lighting’s Big Gym T5 HO High Bay utilizes a multiple reflector design that maximizes the additive potential of each adjacent lamp to collectively illuminate the space. The old lighting system used 400 watt metal halide lamps with a color rendering index of more

City of San Mateo Parking Garage

The City of San Mateo, CA, incorporated the use of 1st Source Lighting's innovative T8 Delta Fixture to capture the best combination of energy and maintenance savings in a recent lighting retrofit. Each Delta fixture utilizes (3) T8 lamps in a triangular configuration backed with a low-maintenance white more