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Energy Efficient Lighting
System Case Study:
USARC Camp Pike

Company Profile
Company Name

Government Energy Management


10162 Bellwright Rd, Ste. B

City, State, ZIP Code

Summerville, SC 29483

Phone number


Customer Profile
Customer Name

United States Army Reserve


63rd USARC


8001 Camp Robinson Road

City, State, ZIP Code

North Little Rock, AR 72118

Contact Name

Hays Kinslow


Energy Manager

E-mail address

Project Summary
Camp Pike was chosen as a “worst case
scenario” to test the GEM Energy Protection
Device (EPD) because repeated lightning strikes
had caused phone system failure. While no direct
disturbance of the lighting had been caused, a
second EPD was added to protect GEM LED
lighting that was recently installed in another
building on site.
Pictured to the right is an interior view of the
installed EPD.
Pictured below is a Before and After of Camp
Pike’s parking lot fixtures. Existing 400W HPS
were replaced with 120W GEM LED fixtures.



With the installation of the GEM EPD,
the 63rd USARC – Camp Pike is now
experiencing cleaner energy and
higher operating efficiencies for all
connected devices; including the
lighting and phone systems.
The graph to the right illustrates how
much GEM’s Energy Efficient Lighting
System will save on their current
lighting energy expenditure. This,
coupled with the extended 60,000 hour
warranty with the EPD, gives the client
unmatched protection on the
investment; as there is virtually no
need for maintenance costs or
replacement materials for the duration
of the warranty period – further
increasing future cost savings.

Annual Light Energy Reduction



By switching to energy efficient LED lamps, Camp
Pike was able to reduce their kWh consumption by
53%. Replaced lamps included interior T8
fluorescents and exterior HID parking lot lamps.

GEM’s technical proficiency with its
products, seamless project execution,
flexibility, and customer service has
provided Hays Kinslow, the Energy
Manager for the 63rd USARC, the confidence to make similar inquiries for future purchases
throughout the 63rd USARC on a number of GEM’s products and services.

Products and Services
GEM performed all necessary audit, design, and installation aspects of the aforementioned EPD
and energy efficient lighting projects. Mr. Kinslow was impressed with GEM’s service and
expertise, and has inquired about GEM’s other technology offerings as well.
GEM efficient hot water systems offer great potential to replace Camp Pike’s aging, cast iron
boiler and direct-fired commercial water heater – both of which that have AFUE efficiencies at or
below 50%. GEM’s solution boasts up to 98.5% efficiency, redundancy, and instantaneous /
endless hot water for the facility. The system has been approved and will be installed in the
summer of 2014.
The 63rd USARC is currently leading the charge on solar implementations with large photovoltaic
systems at MOTCO / Concord and BT Collins in Northern California. MOTCO also utilizes solar
thermal water heating arrays placed strategically above windows to provide exterior shading and
improve the building’s visual appeal. Mr. Kinslow has ordered a single evacuated tube array for
Camp Pike to provide domestic hot water. Officials from the US Army and Army Reserves
witnessed the array's capability firsthand at an Earth Day Event at Grand Prairie, TX in April of
2014. This system has also been approved and will be installed in the summer of 2014.




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