BRANTFORD, ONTARIO – (PRESS RELEASE) — 08/31/12 – ProQuip International is proud to have helped the students of the University of Western Ontario express their interest in energy sustainability by applying solar LED lighting technology in a project that also improves campus safety and security.
The University Student Council (USC), in a tender earlier this year, provided sixteen thousand dollars ($16,000.00) to purchase and install a solar array. The only criteria established by the USC is that this array be installed on the campus in a highly visible, high traffic area (ideally on concrete beach around the University Community Centre) and be a showpiece for students. In consultation with ProQuip International President, Sam Tavernese, it was determined that a small solar array valued at $16,000.00 would not be as significant or productive an expression of going green as would a pair of solar LED lights with their obvious functionality and use of sustainable, green energy being demonstrated every night of the year.
ProQuip designed and manufactured the two MaxSUN™ lamps according to the specific location, lighting requirements and sun resources available at the campus installation sites. In accordance with the campus’ current lighting systems, the solar LED lamps and pole components were powder coated in green to match. Powder coating is used for long-term durability and ProQuip is able to offer a wide range of colours beyond basic black.
The poles were installed August 23rd, 2012 amid much curiosity and appreciation from the students passing by the site. One lamp is located in a parkette on Oxford Dr. at the entrance to the University Community Centre and uses a Type 5 light pattern to floodlight the area and the park bench within it. The second lamp is located across Oxford Dr. in front of Lawson Hall and uses a Type 3 light pattern to illuminate a transit bus shelter.
ProQuip President, Sam Tavernese stated that “we are very happy to have helped further the students’ commitment to understanding and embracing new technologies that conserve energy now and into their futures”.