Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Gregory Poole Equipment Company, the Caterpillar Dealer serving Eastern North Carolina, recently contracted with The John Riley Group to upgrade all of the lighting at the company’s Raleigh, NC corporate headquarters. The project included the retrofit of 600 fluorescent fixtures and 200 canister downlights, the installation of 250 new high bay shop and warehouse fixtures, the retrofitting of 18 building exterior wall packs, and the installation of 20 new pole mounted yard fixtures. Poole employees are enjoying the dramatic improvement in light quality throughout the facility, and projected energy and maintenance savings, coupled with a significant utility incentive, will enable the company to recoup it’s capital investment in two years. Our electricians worked closely with Poole facilities’ personnel throughout the project to insure a successful outcome.
Before and After
The pictures on the right depict an office space where we retrofitted 2×4, 3-lamp fluorescent troffers with LED. Because the fixtures had parabolic “egg crate” lenses, we used 2×4 acrylic diffusers to maximize light output.
In the photo set on the left, picturing a lab, we retrofitted 3-lamp fluorescent fixtures. The existing lenses were prismatic (opaque) so we were able to reuse them, eliminating the need to install new diffusers.
In the workshop pictured here, the customer was unable to use the existing wall packs because the heat they generated uncomfortably raised the temperature in the room. We retrofitted the wall packs and the overhead fixtures, dramatically increasing light volume with no measurable temperature increase.