Over the past 2 years Pro-Cal Lighting has installed over 10,000 individually addressable RGB nodes in a light pole to light pole configuration. Each node is capable of over 16 million different colors allowing for each neighborhood to customize their streetscape to any holiday or tribute. Aside from the installation of these controllers and string lights, the system requires the installation of a wireless lighting network through the means of a point-to-multipoint antenna system. These neighborhood installations are cloud connected, allowing for executive directors from each neighborhood to control their lights by the click of a button on their smart device. Due to the recent pandemic, Pro-Cal Lighting has been called to propose additional dynamic lighting systems to help activate specific locations in downtown to help spur economic activity.
The San Diego Unified Port District is presently conducting lighting studies in coordination with the California Coastal Commission to establish a lighting system for the Coronado Bay Bridge. These studies are being piloted as a means for a full build out of the Coronado Bay Bridge. The system must meet the constraints set forth by the California Coastal Commission so as not to harm any marine life migration, or any condition of the current environment. Pro-Cal Lighting participated as the installing contractor for phase one, and provided custom fabrication to ensure light fixtures were adjustable during the live demonstration. The first study took place over land and involved (2) 180’ booms operated next to a 200 foot bridge pier. Aside from the live demonstration, Pro-Cal Lighting conducted education to the Port regarding cloud connected dynamic lighting systems, as a means to bridge their knowledge of todays current lighting systems. Lastly, Pro-Cal Lighting offered a report of their findings in the field to assist in their development of a phase two. [insert next paragraph]. Pro-Cal Lighting Inc. was awarded the second phase of the study, which is to test a full lighting system over the water at Pier 18,17,16 of the Coronado Bridge. Pro-Cal Lighting is still under contract for this work, and has been providing custom engineering of mounting devices, means to easily adjust light fixtures over water, and procedures for efficient live demonstration. Furthermore, Pro-Cal Lighting is installing a wireless lighting network as a means to communicate lighting shows from a single controller at the base of the dolphin pier.
The San Diego Convention Center’s Sails Pavilion is an iconic feature of the San Diego bayfront. Pro-Cal first engaged with the SDCCC in an energy retrofit project. Throughout this project, the field team and design team noticed the potential of the Sails Pavilion. The existing lighting consisted of twenty 1000 watt metal halide fixtures. After several mock-ups and renderings, the SDCCC agreed upon the design and pricing. The material and labor came in significantly under budget.
The upgrade to the existing lighting system was just a portion of the full renovation occurring at the Pavilion. The total infrastructure upgrade, which included the replacement of all the 150’ sails totalled to a combined $33 million. Pro-Cal worked in conjunction with the other subcontractors to achieve a successful project.
After construction, and careful design, the dynamic LED Lighting system was brought online to the cloud. The news outlets and key stakeholders gathered for the unveiling of the new Sails Pavilion. This gathering was accompanied by a custom light show to feature the breadth of the LED system and scale of the sails.
The cloud capability now offers specific SDCCC staff the ability to demo the lights to prospective customers for sales and marketing through mobile applications. Not only is the system a sales tool, but also a feature to monetize that space further.
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