Powerful Alpha Flood Light for BOR Tiber Reservoir
A recent project with a new customer was a great opportunity for SEPCO to introduce a new product. The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) at the Tiber Reservoir in Billings, Montana, wanted to use solar power to light their recreational boat ramp. Working with light fixture manufacturer Beacon Products, SEPCO designed a solar LED boat ramp lighting system using Beacon’s new Alpha floodlight and SEPCO’s 125 Watt solar electric power assembly. This fixture not only illuminated the boat ramp, but the surrounding parking area as well and provides plenty of backup to ensure plenty of system autonomy.
The Alpha flood fixture is a new design that efficiently and effectively provides a lot of light using LEDs and only drawing 18 watts. With the high lumen efficiency rating, this provides a lot of light for very little power. As shown in the photographs the ALPHA provides targeted light to a large area. Controlled with SEPCO’s timing system the floodlight runs during a customer-specified time range which conserves battery life. This allows the area to be illuminated when the boat ramps are open and not worry about the lighting when the boat ramps close, like winter months.
With the success of this project SEPCO is looking forward to using the Alpha flood fixture in more installations. We’re especially happy to provide a green solution for the BOR that allows increased use of Montana’s great natural resources.
The Alpha flood fixture works best for large overhead lighting areas and not for smaller applications such as signs and billboards. Since the initial installation of this project, the Alpha flood has been overtaken by other flood fixtures, but due to its size, is still a very popular fixture for these applications.