Kimco's Lumewave Wireless Lighting Control System Earns “Best Use of Lighting Controls at a Single Facility” Award

BOMA Conference—Echelon Corporation, a leading independent control networking company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced today that its customer, Kimco Realty Corporation, North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood and community shopping centers, has received three awards from the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign.

Kimco won the “Best Use of Lighting Controls at a Single Facility” for its parking area lighting system upgrade at the 280 Metro Center shopping center in Colma, CA, that featured the Lumewave wireless lighting control system by Echelon. Kimco also won awards for “Greatest Absolute Number of Facility Upgrades” and “Largest Absolute Area of Facility Upgrades.”

The shopping center’s upgraded lighting system utilizes the Lumewave wireless lighting control system enabling a highly efficient and flexible solution for monitoring parking lot lighting. The lighting system comprised 79 high-performance 217 Watt LED area fixtures equipped with PIR motion sensors along with 0-10V dimmable drivers with a Lumewave wireless lighting control node fitted to each fixture which provides two-way communications via a central gateway device and cellular modem.

The wireless control from Lumewave provides an additional savings of approximately 30 percent, compared to dusk-to-dawn operation through late-night scheduled dimming and motion-activated control. Beyond additional energy savings, the fixture-level control system enhances safety and security at the center due to the motion sensing which can actively deter unwanted activity. The fault detection notifications from the system can help reduce maintenance inspection costs and can aid the resolution of any lighting outages more quickly.

“We are very proud to be recognized by the LEEP Campaign for the lighting improvements made at Kimco’s 280 Metro Center,” said Nate Mitten, Senior Manager of Property Standards & Improvements for Kimco Realty. The project is an example of how lighting control systems will continue to be stretched beyond traditional uses to increase value and services for property owners, managers and occupants.”

“As demonstrated at Kimco’s 280 Metro Center project, upgrading lighting and lighting controls in shopping center parking lots can have an important impact on everything from cost savings and tenant and visitor safety to a more pleasant shopping and working environment,” said Ron Sege, CEO and chairman of Echelon Corp. “The award from the LEEP Campaign validates the value provided by the Lumewave by Echelon wireless lighting control system.”

LEEP Campaign

The Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign offers free guidance and recognition to facility owners interested in implementing energy-efficient lighting solutions in their parking facilities. The Campaign is organized by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, the Green Parking Council, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the International Parking Institute (IPI). The Department of Energy is the campaign’s technical advisor.

According to LEEP, participation in the Phase 2 LEEP Campaign awards competition was very strong, across 17 categories. Presenting the awards were Henry Chamberlain, president and chief operating officer of BOMA International, and Paul Wessel, executive director of the Green Parking Council.

The LEEP Campaign awards recognize sites that have made a significant effort toward the LEEP Campaign’s goal of achieving over 470 million square feet of parking facility space that uses roughly one-third less energy by March 14, 2015, than the U.S. ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) standard 90.1-2010 requires.


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