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LED Lighting Increases Security, Cuts Costs at Mercedes Benz
The likelihood of increasing security and decreasing expenses motivated Mercedes Benz USA to install high-mast LED lights in parking and storage areas at its Vehicle Preparation Center in Curtis Bay.
The facility recently replaced the lights in 11 150-foot poles in the employee parking area and the lots where vehicles are stored before being shipped around the country.
The new lights give off a bright white light, compared to the previous low lighting, which emitted a yellow glow, said Paul Violante,
Department Manager at
the Mercedes Benz Vehicle Preparation Center. “We felt it would be a good security measure,” both for the Mercedes Benz employees and for the
stevedores who
discharge and
load ships at all
hours, he said.
have commented that this was a positive change,” Violante said.
In addition to winning positive feedback, the company expects to save
Adding to the savings are incentives that Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
offers to individuals and businesses that install more efficient energy sources.
The new
lighting increases
the safety of people walking in the lots and enhances security measures already in place at the facility.
“The employees who work the night shift — and the stevedore company —
money. “There will be less maintenance, and we should see a significant decrease in electricity use,” he added, leading to a return on the company’s investment in about three years.
Mercedes Benz installed the new lighting in its lower lot and expects to do the same at the other half of its property later this year. 􏰀
“There will be less maintenance, and we should see a significant decrease in electricity use.”
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