The City of Fort Collins Turns to Current to Help Illuminate Warehouse Facility

When the staff at the primary facility for the Streets Department in the City of Fort Collins, Colorado—who are responsible for necessary civic services such as road maintenance, plowing and snow removal—noticed that their warehouse lighting needed an upgrade, they sought a lighting solution that combined aesthetic performance with industry-leading efficiency. Current’s Albeo LED Luminaire ABV3 was an obvious choice, and now Fort Collins— and the taxpayers—are reaping the rewards.

Like many shop and warehouse spaces, the Fort Collins facility used to be plagued by dark spots and an incessant need for lamp and ballast replacement. Not anymore. With 80 CRI and a whopping 24,000 lumen output per fixture, it’s no surprise that the Albeo has turned heads with its superb lighting quality. Compared to the old lighting, fewer fixtures are now needed to uniformly light the large space.

As stewards of the taxpayer dollar, the city is pleased that its huge energy savings—made possible thanks to the ABV3 reaching up to 200 lumens/watt—are being passed on to ordinary citizens. According to City of Fort Collins Fleet Supervisor Don Meyer, taxpayers will save over $50,000 thanks to the long lifespan of the Albeo fixtures.

These easy-to-install fixtures have also resulted in energy savings of 30% to 40% and thousands of dollars in rebates. Fort Collins even identified the Albeos as a key player in the push toward eventual carbon neutrality.

Not only is the City of Fort Collins saving money, but the Streets staff is much happier and more productive. Perhaps most important is the support they received from the Current community and their lighting agent, Fisher Lighting & Controls (FLC). Joe Fisher and the FLC team came in and designed the system from top to bottom, offering their signature superior support and expertise.

Customer: The City of Fort Collins, Streets Department

Lighting Agent: Fisher Lighting & Controls

Key Products Used: Albeo LED Luminaire – ABV3