Zappos Garage Lighting Retrofit

Here’s a story to brighten your day! ;) On May 29th, we completed a retrofit of the Zappos South Garage’s lighting by replacing the old, yellow high-pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures with bright white, energy-efficient induction lighting fixtures. The Zappos garage is quite large and offers parking for more than 600 cars.

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Garage lighting retrofit projects are the ultimate low-hanging fruit in the sustainability world. In addition to providing superior illumination, the Zappos retrofit is projected to reduce the annual energy consumption of the garage by two thirds! That’s 323,000 kWh/year; the equivalent of roughly 25 homes and a reduction of 223 metric tons of CO2e emissions.

Induction lighting is really cool and dates back more than a century to when Nikola Tesla advanced the technology in the 1890s. Induction is unique because the power required to generate light is transferred from outside the lamp envelope to the gas inside via an electric or magnetic field. Benefits of induction include long life spans, low heat output and excellent color. The Zappos induction lamps are even more advanced. The lamps have two brightness levels, dimming controls, daylight sensors and occupancy sensors – reducing the “ON” hours and saving even more energy!

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Jun 24, 2014 at 5:32 pm stefanie277087 said:

I looked for three weeks for these boots on sale. Thrilled when I found the here. Then the nightmare begins. Needed them for trip abroad in 10 days. When purchasing I transpose the last four digits of my credit card, oops, my bad. But Zappos crappy credit card authorization system, unlike every other on line vendor, does not allow me to correct mistake and actually processes the payment to another person's credit card!! WTF? The boots are shipped, the other person catches the charge, calls Zappos and the boots are halted at my local UPS center returned and sold out! I am never contacted by Zappos. Three days before leaving I track package and am astounded that they have been returned to Zappos and resold. I'm going hiking in the Alps with no boots, no contact from Zappos. Just astounding. I shop a lot on line and have never had a bad credit card number accepted at any other vendor. Will never shop here again, ever, period! Zappo sucks!