Sentry Electric, one of North America’s most experienced and knowledgeable manufacturers of outdoor luminaires, proudly announces that BUILDINGS Magazine has selected the company’s Battery Park luminaire with CosmoPolis Lamp/Ballast Combination as a top 2012 Money-Saving Product. The winning product is part of a special feature in the magazine’s June 2012 issue.
Finalists were based on the money-saving qualities offered to building owners and facility managers in areas such as energy consumption, water savings, lighting, envelope improvement, and maintenance. The winning product is part of an elite group of 77 money saving products.
CosmoPolis reduces energy consumption, reduces luminaire maintenance, and provides improved lighting as compared to traditional HID lamp sources. It offers a feature laden economic alternative to higher cost LED solid state lighting. The Cosmopolis system consists of a specially designed miniaturized metal halide lamp source in combination with a surge-protected electronic ballast. Working together for upwards of 30,000 hours, the lamp experiences far less degradation than is seen with magnetically ballasted systems.
How Does Cosmopolis Work
Cosmopolis’ electronic ballast utilizes solid state technology. It experiences fewer ballast losses and offers improved power regulation to the lamp. This helps reduce the battering that lamps typically experience with thousands of on off cycles and thousands of hours of use. Additional contributors to improved performance include the arc tube’s size and shape, the design of the electrical power connections, and the formulation of the halide salts within the arc tube.
About Sentry Electric:
Sentry Electric is North America’s most responsive source of standard and custom exterior lighting, completely committed to end-to-end project success. The company’s specification grade cast iron and aluminum luminaires, bollards, poles, brackets and accessories are installed across America’s prestigious municipal street, park and university settings, including deployments at Yale University, Battery Park City in lower Manhattan, Indianapolis’ Lower Canal Park, UCLA and Ellis Island. Lighting designers and engineers, architects and urban planners all rely on the company’s commitment to end-to-end project success and its unparalleled knowledge of architecturally significant exterior lighting, honed over the past sixty years.
Sentry has produced award-winning outdoor lighting products, including the exclusive SCP Central Park tulip luminaire, the winner of a Central Park Conservancy design competition. Its rugged, cast aluminum structure meets New York City’s vandal resistance specifications. Sentry’s catalog includes a range of luminaires in a variety of styles that incorporate many different light sources, including LED, high intensity discharge (HID), compact fluorescent, induction and incandescent, for high efficiency, photometric performance, service life and energy use.
Sentry Electric LLC
185 Buffalo Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520
Telephone: 516.379.4660 Fax: 516.378.0624