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Energy Consumption Of Traditional Metal Halide And Light Controlled Fluorescent Light Fixtures At A Gas Station

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



Conference Session

Trends in Energy Conversion/Conservation

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9.531.1 - 9.531.10



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Jeorg Mossbrucker

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Dudley Outcalt

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Energy consumption of traditional metal-halide and light- controlled fluorescent light fixtures at a gas station

Joerg Mossbrucker, Dudley Outcalt EECS / AE&BC, Milwaukee School of Engineering 1025 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Overview Existing metal halide light fixtures in the canopy and car wash of a gas station have been replaced by fluorescent light fixtures with digital ballast, connected to an external light controller and a light sensor1. The energy consumption and the power quality have been investigated over a period of time. This leads to increased insight into energy saving capabilities introduced in a building lightning course.

Wisconsin’s focus on energy program Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Program is a public-private partnership2. This partnership offers energy information and services to residential, business, and industrial customers throughout Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s Department of Administration’s Division of Energy contracts a group of firms which deliver those services. The goals of this program are to encourage energy efficiency and use of renewable energy, enhance the environment, and ensure the future supply of energy for Wisconsin. The Milwaukee School of Engineering is among the primary organizations that make up the Focus on Energy program.

Objectives Since an already existing system was replaced, several goals had to be accomplished in order to satisfy requirements of future projects: - Energy consumption should be considerably less. - A positive return on investment should be in the foreseeable future. - The new system should be relatively easy to install (i.e. no new major conduits etc.). - Light levels should not be reduced. - Power quality should be enhanced.

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Mossbrucker, J., & Outcalt, D. (2004, June), Energy Consumption Of Traditional Metal Halide And Light Controlled Fluorescent Light Fixtures At A Gas Station Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13204

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