Port Hueneme is an industrial port in Southern California that trades on an international scale with partners all over the world. Port Hueneme is a vital contributor to the economic health of Southern California, moving roughly $9 billion in cargo annually. The team at Port Hueneme pride themselves on energy conservation and technological innovation. As such, they reached out to URSA for a high mast solution to replace their older high pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures with LED technology, to both reduce energy usage and improve lighting.
Most ports are active 24/7, meaning that work must continue throughout the night. Old HPS fixtures struggle to provide sufficient lighting, and replacing bulbs creates costly downtime. Port Hueneme was set on switching to LEDs, but was faced with two major problems. First, the Port uses 80 foot poles, which makes it challenging to achieve adequate lighting while saving power. Second, high wind factors and industrial machinery cause regular vibration, leading to mass chip failure for conventional wire-bond LED technology.