In 2012, UC San Francisco launched a pilot demonstration of energy-efficient lighting on the top level of its two-tier parking garage at 2340 Post Street. That level of the parking structure had lacked lighting for some time, but a sharp increase in use prompted some calls expressing safety concerns. More light was clearly needed, but the project team had to be careful not to disturb residents of the apartment building next door.
Dimmable, full-cutoff LED light fixtures were paired with motion sensors and incorporated into a wireless lighting control system to give the campus a smart, simple way to monitor and manage lighting energy use for the area. The six fixtures now serve as the basis of a network that parking enforcement can access via Web interface to adjust scheduling and tuning.