To achieve this goal, the center enlisted lighting designer Scott Chmielewski, president of Digital Media Designs, to pre-program a series of custom scenes for these events and initiatives. For example, during Fourth of July celebrations, the center hosts the Hershey Symphony Orchestra as it performs on the lawn, the color-changing crescent serving as their red, white and blue backdrop.
While researching different energy-saving opportunities, Building Systems Analyst for the center’s Facilities Department, Kevin Kanoff, attended LightFair in Philadelphia and found the ideal lighting solution at the ILUMINARC® booth. The LED fixtures, when compared to the previously installed incandescent fixtures, will significantly reduce the annual wattage usage from over 337,000 kilowatt-hours at an annual operating cost of over $26,000, to just over 70,000 kilowatt-hours at an operating cost of approximately $5,480 annually.
“Energy consumption was a concern coupled with the idea of changing colors on the façade,” said Kevin Kanoff, building systems analyst for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. “The LED ILUMINARC fixtures were the ideal choice to achieve both functions in one lighting solution.”