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Deco Lighting Illuminates World’s Largest U.S. Marine Base at 29 Palms, CA with Induction Lighting to Save 50% in Energy Costs


When the U.S. Marine Corps needed to upgrade outdoor lighting at Twentynine Palms, their largest base in the world, they chose Deco Lighting’s 100,000 hour life Induction fixtures. The vast 932 square mile desert base is home to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, located 60 miles west of Palm Springs, in San Bernardino County, California. Built in 1952, the premier base serves to maintain Joint/Coalition operational forces readiness with combined arms training for the eleven units garrisoned there, including the 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Tank Battalion, and 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion.

Deco Lighting replaced inefficient HID floodlights, cobraheads and wall pack fixtures with latest green technology, 100,000 hour Induction luminaires to provide the U.S. military with substantial energy savings and long term maintenance cost savings. The new Deco luminaires also deliver superior illumination for operational reliability, visibility and safety.

463 existing HID fixtures were replaced with Deco Lighting’s Induction technology D8622i Python cobraheads, D823i and D816i floodlights, D404i wall packs, D525i conical parking garage fixtures, and D536i square recessed fixtures. The new Deco Induction luminaires use approximately half the wattage of the HID fixtures and produce equivalent light levels. Based on 12˘ kWh and 12 hour daily operation, the new lighting system saves the U.S. Marine Corps base at Twentynine Palms approx. $24,335 in annual utility energy costs. With 100,000 hour, 20+ year lamp life, the new Induction lighting system saves on the long term maintenance costs of four cycles of relamping the HID fixtures. Maintenance savings, using typical current cost of $75 per HID fixture for relamping parts and labor, will save an additional $6,092 annually.

Deco Lighting Induction luminaires provide 100,000 hour life for substantial long term maintenance savings with 3 to 10 times the service life versus HID lamps. High 85+ lumens per watt and high efficiency performance allow Induction luminaires to provide similar light levels with half the wattage of HID and the benefit of 50% or more in utility cost savings. Deco Induction luminaires feature instant on, no restrike, cold weather performance down to -40°C/F, electrode-less lamps for vibration resistance, superior lamp lumen depreciation with 80% lumens at 60,000 hours, excellent 90 CRI color, and 10 year warranty.

Deco Lighting is a leading manufacturer with the latest green technology, energy saving lighting and controls, proven in commercial, municipal, military and government installations throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Deco Lighting’s extensive product line includes architectural and commercial fluorescent, Induction, HID, LED, Solar, Dark Sky friendly outdoor luminaires, emergency fixtures and sensors. For more information visit, e-mail:, phone 310-366-6866, fax 310-366-6855.


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