Filamento VALTO vs. HID
50% of lamp cost
When the Lodge of the Four Seasons recently decided to upgrade their lighting in Campana Hall, a 20,000 square foot convention space at their hotel, they looked to LED lighting options for improved energy savings. Villa Lighting suggested the VALTO 600 from Filamento because of its even high bay lighting qualities and simple retrofit capabilities.
The 3,500 acre resort at the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri had just undergone a $15 million renovation in 2016 to the 358 room lodge. The decision to upgrade the lighting in Campana Hall was due to reoccurring maintenance needed to replace aging HID bulbs. Campana Hall is a separate multipurpose space for tradeshows and exhibits.
According to Brad Bunkowski, Director of Facility Services, “VALTO was simple to install. We chose VALTO due to projected energy savings and because it could be installed by internal staff.” The Lodge maintenance staff also rewired each of the 45 fixtures to bypass the ballast for greater energy savings without the need for an outside electrical contractor. The maintenance staff also commented they liked the “instant on” of Filamento versus the ten minute warmup time for the HID lighting.
Filamento is a huge upgrade in lighting quality. It reduces maintenance costs going forward with a light source that will last for 50,000 hours with less than a one percent lamp failure. From a financial standpoint, Filamento lowered the energy consumption for The Lodge by over 29,110 kWh/Y with a six month ROI.