“The idea that they could design the LED lights to minimize the light spillage at our fields was a big factor in the reason why Lake Elsinore Unified School chose Musco as our partner. From design, to procurement, to completion it was a seamless procedure and the district was really happy working with Musco.”
— Donald Fansler
TELACU Construction Management
Lake Elsinore Unified School District (LEUSD) in Southern California is home to three high schools—Lakeside, Elsinore, and Temescal Canyon—each of which oversees multiple sports fields. When Lake Elsinore administrators determined that new lighting was needed at several of those fields, which would involve new installations and retrofits, they knew it would take a district-wide solution that would meet their needs on several fronts.
After considering a variety of sports lighting options that utilized the LED light source—which they deemed essential for its energy savings potential—they found Musco’s Total Light Control—TLC for LED® technology to be far superior in its light quality and uniformity, light control, and system reliability. Beyond the superior performance of TLC for LED, the district also took advantage of streamlined planning, procurement, and installation procedures it gained by partnering with Musco that were critical in order to meet all of its deadlines. Specific benefits realized by LEUSD include:
- Better Player Visibility – Increased light levels and advanced optics designed around the LEDs achieve a much brighter and more uniform distribution of light on the district’s football, baseball, and softball fields, while patented visoring virtually eliminates glare from affecting players or spectators.
- No Glare or Spill Affecting Neighbors – With several of LEUSD’s stadiums located in close proximity to nearby homes, the system’s unmatched glare control technology puts more light onto the fields, preserving darkness around them and avoiding complaints from neighbors.
- Streamlined Procurement and Installation – The district was able to take advantage of cooperative contracts which streamlined the procurement process; and the pre-cast concrete base that’s part of Musco’s Light-Structure System was pre-inspected and approved by the state, helping to accelerate installation and meet tight deadlines.
- Zero Maintenance Costs – Musco’s 25-year parts and labor warranty, backed by a team of regionally-based technicians, eliminates maintenance concerns and costs for LEUSD through the year 2043.