If you've ever driven on a highway or parked in a large parking lot, you've probably seen Venture Lighting's handiwork at the top of exceedingly tall lamp posts. The lamps in more and more street lights and parking lots these days are HID metal halide light bulbs. Metal halide light bulbs give a bright white light with a high CRI (Color Rendering Index; whether or not colors show true in the light. The way colors appear by the light of the sun is a CRI of 100) which is much more pleasing to the eyes than the stark yellow of high and low pressure sodium lamps.
Venture Lighting has had a great line of HID metal halide light bulbs, but they weren't content with status quo. They've made significant upgrades to their Probe Start line of metal halides, replacing the starting technology with Pulse Start and reducing wattage by 15% to 20% in each lamp. Impressive energy and money savings have been realized in several case studies.
Gary, Indiana: A 1.3 million square foot steel mill utilizing 1700 HID light bulbs (a mixture of 1000-watt probe start metal halide, 1000-watt mercury vapor, and 400-watt high pressure sodium high bay lights) chose to upgrade to Venture Lighting's superior 875-watt pulse start system. They reduced their total fixture count by 44%, resulting in 50% energy savings. Only 952 of the new 875-watt pulse start lamps were required to replace the original 1700 lamps. The facility estimates their annual energy bill savings to be about $400,000.
From steel mills, to car lots, to schools, malls, and all manner of other commercial lighting installation, Venture Lighting's Energy Saving Solutions are a great choice. To read about more case studies and upgraded HID metal halide lamps, check out Venture Lighting's pdf brochure