Advantages of setting the LPC OUTSIDE:    
  1. Minimizes installation costs (both labor & material) and shortens overall project completion time since it is installed in the optimum location on the site allowing the most economical home runs of electrical controls and power for associated loads.
  2. Minimizes start-up costs since the stragic location permits the quickest and best operational assessment by a startup technician. Ascertaining the proper operation of field lighting loads can be accomplished by one technician.
  3. Minimizes project installation time since the factory- assembled and pre-tested cabinet quickly installs using the patented slip fit to base mounting. The LPC can be mounted in place ahead of installing the lighting system and can be placed in service as soon as power is available.
  4. Minimum space required for cabinet footprint due to the back-to-back mounting for the multiple compartments.
  5. Minimizes downtime and on-going repair labor costs since the strategic location permits the quickest and best operational assessment by a repair technician.  Troubleshooting and analysis of field lighting loads can be accomplished by one technician.
  6. Provides quickest response time and maximizes accessibility to the interior of cabinet whenever required. (Note: Security locks & keys to control access to the cabinet are client governed.)
  7. Saves capital monies since there are no “brick and mortar” costs.
Disadvantages of setting the LPC INSIDE a building:

Using the premise that the location of a building and thus the space inside it that is dedicated to housing the LPC will be somewhat “out of the way” and in a location proportionally remote as a function of the size of the structure, therefore the seven advantages listed above gravitate towards disadvantageous. This is primarily due to the loss of the more centralized location possible with a smaller free-standing outdoor LPC installation.

The more remote and, therefore, the less accessible the LPC is to the site, the more complicated any type of response or service from operators or service technicians becomes, due to aspects of installation, space required, and accessibility.

The most tangible disadvantages are the cost of the building space to house to LPC…the “brick and mortar” and the lost aesthetics of the custom-colored state-of-the-art enclosure visible to the spectators.