The Rougarou Files 2: Construction

Monday, January 26, 2015 9:13 AM

LEDs last longer and for the more expensive up-front of buying and installing they will save in man-hours and power. Man-hours in that they don't have to be replaced, power for the trickle of energy they consume. But it isn't an instant savings I suspect.

Honestly I'd love to see a few old rides enhanced with LED lighting. Gemini comes to mind.


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Monday, January 26, 2015 1:31 PM

CP hasn't been adding anything but LEDS for the past few years. I always thought Gemini would would look great with a few tunnels on the slow turns with LED lighting. I suspect Rougarou will have some sort of LED/fog/sound package. They already hinted at it and I am sure the cost is much fairly cheap by CP standards.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 1:45 PM
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LED's will save the park 1.21 jigawatts of electricity per year.


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Monday, January 26, 2015 2:10 PM

A 900 room resort I worked in a few years ago updated to LED lighting just to start on some high usage points inluding hallway wall lighting. Just for the hallway wall lighting not including recessed ceiling lighting cost roughly 280,000 and paid for itself in just under a year and a half. Those lights were on 24/7/365 most of the research we had done at the time for lighting which operated 1/3 of the time which would be close to the operation times of most park lighting would pay for its self in just under 4 years. CP will continue with LED in many applications and I hope we see this apply to some older rides during referbs.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 5:00 PM

Watch it. I've seen a lot of carnival midways convert rides to LED lights and the result can be an unpleasant, almost blinding brightness. I'm a fan of the glow and even the shape of the old, non-color changing incandescent bulbs.

But I get the cost factor. We're remodeling our house and I chose LED light fixtures for the lights over the master bathroom mirrors. One, there's nice even light with no hot spots visible through the etched glass shade, they're fully dimmable for the times when the brightest light isnt needed, and I will never, ever in my lifetime have to get in there and replace the "bulbs".

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Monday, January 26, 2015 6:24 PM
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LED's are still in something of a honeymoon phase. Designers are doing stuff because they can, and not asking if they should. See: Zamperla's Air Race at the last two IAAPA shows.


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Monday, January 26, 2015 10:14 PM

Thabto said:

LED's will save the park 1.21 jigawatts of electricity per year.

Sorry, not enough straight-a-way to get up to 88mph


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:18 AM

Captain Hawkeye said:

Thabto said:

LED's will save the park 1.21 jigawatts of electricity per year.

Sorry, not enough straight-a-way to get up to 88mph

Now I keep thinking of somebody attaching a Delorean to the front of the CP&LE RR, LOL.


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