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But for a major Canadian institution, a smart lighting system was long overdue. The dated lighting in its large and heavily used parkade was no longer meeting its needs. The existing high-pressure sodium lamps were delivering increasingly inconsistent lighting, and accelerating failure rates were driving up both maintenance costs and user complaints. High energy consumption was another major concern - not only because of rising energy costs but because the client was determined to make all of its asset management strategies more sustainable.
Glare is an aesthetic consideration, but also an important safety issue in a parkade since it can distract drivers needing to be alert to pedestrians. It was time for a fresh perspective and a wider range of options.