Plaza Hotel and Casino begins exterior lighting retrofit - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Energy Efficiency  -  December 14, 2017

Plaza Hotel and Casino begins exterior lighting retrofit

Exterior lighting upgrades are underway at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas — the first downtown property to make the switch to energy-efficient LED sign lamps from cold cathode lamps — according to a Dec. 13 news release. 

These enhancements are projected to save more than $24,000 annually on energy and maintenance costs, according to the release. The LED lamps, installed by local lighting company YESCO, mimic the true color and look of the iconic incandescent lightbulbs used years ago, and provide a more traditional, warm lighting effect.

The lights will replace the cold cathode lamps that were installed during the property's 2011 renovation. At the time, cold cathode lamps helped to save energy, but their look sacrified aesthetics. 

The lighting project will see thousands of lightbulbs replaced individually as well as a comprehensive hand-cleaning of the lighting ceiling panels. The canopy on Main Street alone contains 23,000 three-watt cold cathode lamps, to be replaced with 1.5 watt LED lamps. Additionally, North Tower waterfall lights have been retrofitted. The letterset and arms above the tower contained 3,700 three-watt cold cathode lamps and were replaced with 1.5 watt LED lamps.

The project is estimated to be complete by February 2018.

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