The Global Container Terminal in New Jersey, US, has installed a new Musco lighting system which promises to save US$1.3 million over the next decade.
As one of the busiest facilities of its kind in the United States, the Global Container Terminal has 100 acres of lighted property. So when officials at the terminal decided to replace the existing lighting, they needed a solution that would reduce operating costs and increase both efficiency and safety.
Because consideration also had to be taken to select a lighting option that would not interfere with the Manhattan skyline, Musco designed a custom solution with its Green Generation Lighting® system mounted onto existing poles at the terminal.
With Musco’s advanced reflector design, the luminaries were strategically aimed to ensure that the loading and unloading areas at the Global Container Terminal had the proper light levels for 24/7 operations, while reducing spill light and glare in other areas.
Global Container Terminal has reduced its energy consumption by 57% compared to typical metal halide lights and has also eliminated maintenance costs for the next ten years with Musco’s comprehensive warranty.
Jason Van Wyk, Musco Lighting told GreenPort that Musco has installed its innovative lighting solutions at ports and terminals around the world, including several ports for DP World including Jebel Ali Port Terminal 1 and 2. Other projects include Santa Teresa Rail Yard, Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal, Florida East Coast Railway ICTF at Port Everglades, BNSF Rivergate, Associated British Ports’ Port of Newport and many more.
He said: “We’ve invested more than 35 years in researching and testing lighting technology for reliable, trouble-free operation of our systems. Our innovative systems include the choice of an LED or HID light source offered as a complete solution from foundation to poletop, or can be mounted on existing structures. With the use of advanced reflectors and optics, light is directed where it is needed, reducing glare and wasted light.”
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