Ambassador Bridge, Detroit, MI

  • Installed (181) new – 300W Street Lights.
  • 38 foot pole mounting height.
  • Original wattage consumed 199,100W.
  • New wattage after improvements 54,300W.
  • Electrical use went from 876,040KWH down to 238,920KWH, a 73% reduction.
  • Electrical costs went from $52,562 a year to $14,335, a 73% reduction.
  • $27,000 in rebates were realized.
  • Light quality improvement was primary purpose of project.  Energy savings, although excellent, was a bonus to the primary project objective.  Reducing wire size due to decreased electrical loads contributed to cost avoidance during the renovation.