Over 15,000 lighting fixtures are converted to an innovative, custom designed LED lighting solution that reduces energy usage by 68 percent, or 15 million kWatt hours per year and allows real time data on energy consumption. This service will not only make the garages brighter and safer for WMATA’s 66,000 daily parking garage customers, it will save over 11,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
This Light as a Service solution provides WMATA with a way to improve both safety and user experience in their garages, with none of the up-front costs as the service is paid for through energy savings. As a result, the WMATA infrastructure was upgraded to the newest LED lighting technology, without long-term impact on capital and operating budgets. For Philips, this deal offers future opportunities in the form of a long term relationship with the customer. Furthermore, similiar models might be attractive to other transit authorities as well.