Eagle Pass Border Patrol Station | TexasW4PL5096
Magnaray® #W4PL5096 - High Color Visibility
Since 2004, the USBP Service has investigated using Magnaray® prod- ucts at Border Patrol Stations because of the improved quality of light, its “Instant-On” ability, and lower energy costs. The first night of operation, at a California station, 6 would be illegals that normally wouldn’t have been seen, were caught. It is estimated that it would cost $100,000 to catch and prosecute each, so the system saved them $600,000 its first night of use! In 2006, the system at Eagle Pass, Tx was determined to be beyond repair, and a new Magnaray® system was procured. The old system used 400 watt HID luminaires, which were replaced, 1 for 1 with the #W4PL5096, @ 212 total watt units. Hourly savings is 56%, but since the Magnaray® units are “Instant-On”, a control system allows the lights to be on only when needed, while the HID had to operate 24/7. BP Agents are very happy with the results, stating they can “see” better, and claim to have “more light”, even though fewer rated lumens are being used. They can process more cars in less time, and “seeing better” allows them to be more thorough.
Note good color rendering, great uniformity.
Luminaires energized during daytime hours as required.
Product and Lamp:
- 78% Energy Savings
- Lighting Levels Doubled
- Visibility Increased
- Inspection Times Decreased
- Instant–On Saves Energy
Annual energy savings is estimated at over $12,000/year with the following chemical pollution savings.
- CO2 = 17,600+ pounds/year
- SO2 = 48670+ grams/year
- NO = 57,667 grams/year