Fort Drum, home of the famed 10th Mountain Division in Jefferson County, N.Y., is receiving over 1,000 new lighting fixtures that will reduce energy and maintenance costs for the 107,000 acre installation.
The new lighting fixtures, built by Everlast Induction Lighting, a subsidiary of Full Spectrum Solutions, Inc., have a 100,000 hour lamp life, according to a company press release. The fixtures also produce 85 lumens per watt, resulting in a lighting system with low energy costs and almost no maintenance requirements. According to the press release, the Everlast fixtures produce twice as much illumination as LED fixtures.
The fixture housings are also made of 80% recycled polycarbonate resin and were assembled at Everlast’s LEED Platinum manufacturing facility in Jackson, Michigan, making for a more sustainable manufacturing process in addition to an efficient final product.
Fort Drum was one of 11 Army bases that recently implemented a greenhouse gas emissions reporting and management software system by Enviance, in accordance with Executive Order 13423, which mandates federal agencies to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions.
Fort Drum was required to purchase and install U.S. manufactured light fixtures from an American company. Everlast contracted with ten U.S. suppliers throughout the Midwest and California to build the fixtures.