Dow Event Center
As a season ticket holder, I have never felt safer entering the arena to watch a hockey game with my kids.
The Dow Event Center is located in an area of Saginaw struggling to redevelop. The crime rate in the area is very high. The customer was getting complaints about the parking lot light level. Customers were feeling unsafe when entering an event. The property manager, SMG, wouldn’t do the light project unless they saved energy as well.
Electro-Matic came in to do a light survey in the parking lot, and the results were below the footcandle and IES standard. Their lighting was outdated, and the poles were placed very far apart.
Increase the light levels, decrease energy usage, and obtain safe entrance for customers attending events.
The customer increased the footcandle levels by a third and decreased energy by 2/3. The customers had safe light to attend events. Saginaw County (owners of the building) have mitigated the liability risk of the parking lot.