Case study March 2017
Location: Orlando, Florida
Client: Lockheed Martin, Lake Underhill Facility
Distributor/Partner: SESCO Lighting
Products Used: Sol EverGEN™ 1520 solar LED street lights
Global security company Lockheed Martin’s 25-year-old street lights and underground wiring that powered them needed replacing. With a goal of reducing its energy usage across its facilities worldwide, Lockheed Martin sought an easy-to-install, electricity-independent, field-proven lighting system to transition the facility’s lighting requirements seamlessly. The system would also have to be cost-effective—and in the past, solar LED street lights were not seen as a cost-effective option.
After exploring cost comparisons between solar and AC-powered fixtures, Florida-based Sol distributor SESCO shared its results with Lockheed Martin, and they revealed that using Sol solar LED street lights would offer significant cost savings in purchase price and maintenance over a 20-year period. Choosing the EverGEN™ 1520 solar LED street lights would allow for a seamless transition to reliable, cost-effective all-night operation.
In addition to pursuing the most economical option, Lockheed Martin also sought a sustainable solution, due in part to the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices—including pursuing energy-efficient lighting, something that the company had already installed successfully at some of its other facilities. Sol’s solar LED street lights offered a system that fulfilled those requirements, with no trenching required, long-lasting LEDs, and dark-sky friendly fixtures, among other benefits.