Kimco Realty Wins Award for Echelon Lighting Control System for Parking Area at Shopping Center

The Building Owners and Managers Association’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign gave three awards to Kimco Realty Corporation, North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood and community shopping centers.

At the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Conference, Kimco won the “Best Use of Lighting Controls at a Single Facility” for its parking area lighting upgrade at the 280 Metro Center shopping center in Colma, California. The lighting system upgrade featured the Lumewave wireless lighting control system by Echelon. Kimco also won awards for “Greatest Absolute Number of Facility Upgrades” and “Largest Absolute Area of Facility Upgrades.”.

Echelon is an independent control networking company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The shopping center’s upgraded lighting system employs the Lumewave wireless lighting control system from Echelon. The lighting system included 79 high-performance 217 Watt LED area fixtures with 0-10V dimmable drivers. The dimmable drivers are controlled via the Lumewave system that uses PIR motion sensors along with wireless lighting control node fitted to each fixture that provides two-way communications via a central gateway device and cellular modem.

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According to Echelon, the Lumewave’s wireless control provides an additional savings of about 30 percent, compared to dusk-to-dawn operation. The Lumewave system schedules dimming late at night and controls dimming through motion activation and infrared sensing over time. Echelon says that motion sensing that automatically triggers the brightening of individual fixtures enhances safety and security and can actively deter unwanted activity. An additional benefit from the system is that it provides fault detection notifications that can help reduce maintenance inspection costs and can help resolve any lighting outages more quickly.

“We are very proud to be recognized by the LEEP Campaign for the lighting improvements made at Kimco’s 280 Metro Center,” said Nate Mitten, senior manager of Property Standards & Improvements for Kimco Realty. “The project is an example of how lighting control systems will continue to be stretched beyond traditional uses to increase value and services for property owners, managers and occupants.”

“As demonstrated at Kimco’s 280 Metro Center project, upgrading lighting and lighting controls in shopping center parking lots can have an important impact on everything from cost savings and tenant and visitor safety to a more pleasant shopping and working environment,” said Ron Sege, CEO and chairman of Echelon Corp.