The facilities team at the Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) was struggling from daily lamp and ballast replacements and a shrinking supply of T12 tubes. There had to be a better solution. A successful LED trial quickly demonstrated the positive impact an LED upgrade could bring – to not just the offices, but the parking lot and the rest of the facility.
The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) is a government organization that provides state and federal workforce protection programs for Alabama employers and workers.
Lighting maintenance at the ADOL was causing the facilities team daily headaches.
“Every day we are replacing lamps or ballasts throughout the building,” said Plant Maintenance Supervisor Jamie Fowler. “The whole process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.”
Not only is the maintenance a pain, but the facility’s stock of T12 lamps is quickly depleting. T12 tubes were phased out in 2012 and are becoming hard to find.
“We could buy T8 lamps and change the ballast in our fixtures, but we wouldn’t be saving much money. We might as well go LED and not have to worry about the fluorescents burning out early,” said Fowler.