FREMONT – Thanks to a “bright idea” from one Fremonter, the parking structure in downtown Fremont will be a little safer for everyone.
At a recent meeting of the Utility and Infrastructure Board, a concern citizen noted how dark the first floor of the Ilgenfritz parking structure could be after nightfall. City employees took a look at the lighting in response to the citizen’s complaint and found that they agreed – the garage was too dark because the old sodium lighting had dimmed drastically with age.
The City of Fremont chose to replace those old sodium lights with 150-watt LED lights, which provide whiter light and more lighting coverage overall. Since LED lights do not dim with age, and last for up to 50,000 hours, the parking garage should remain well lit for many years to come.