Building LED Retrofit
Building LED Retrofit

Philadelphia Apartment Building LED Retrofit Sets Performance Standard for LED Lighting Efficiency

This Apartment Building LED Retrofit Case Study includes LED Lights from one of the leading American LED Light Manufacturers.


PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Round 2 Lighting (R2L) and Independence LED announce that The Chocolate Works has successfully completed one of the most energy efficient Apartment Building LED lighting retrofits in America.

The Chocolate Works, a Reinhold Residential property, located in the Old City Philadelphia area known as “Confectioners Row,” was home to the world-famous Wilbur Chocolate Company at 231 N 3rd Street.

“Helping to reduce operating costs, improve aesthetics and security while keeping luxury apartments affordable in Philadelphia are some objectives of what we do at Round 2 Lighting. We delivered on all fronts at The Chocolate Works with the support, close partnership and forward thinking Reinhold Residential Group and ECR Electrical Mechanical & Construction Company Inc.” said Michael Smith, CEO of Round 2 Lighting, Mullica Hill, NJ.

“We have produced a lot of ‘firsts’ in the market across the public and private sectors, but The Chocolate Works sets a new benchmark, and we are pleased to provide the right linear LED technology to our reseller Round 2 Lighting,” said Charlie Szoradi, CEO of Independence LED, Wayne, Pa.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE: All interior common space lighting and exterior LED retrofits were completed over the past four months for savings in excess of 65% over existing lighting costs. In addition to the kWh savings outlined below, the LEDs recommended by R2L also provide added maintenance savings, plus, R2L found de-lamping solutions that dramatically increased the Return on Investment (ROI) to over 40%.


Sample Interior LED Retrofit:

269 Tubes saving 49,083 kWh

253 PAR Lamps saving 21,807 kWh


Sample Exterior LED Retrofit:

62 Tubes (Vapor Tight fixtures) saving 7,338 kWh

21 PAR Lamps saving 6,081 kWh


Total Annual Savings: 84,309 kWh




As businesses increasingly look for sustainability solutions, LED lighting is one of the most cost effective ways to save money as well as promote Green House Gas reduction. The lifetime CO2 savings for The Chocolate Works is over 750,000 pounds, which aligns directly with their sustainability initiatives.


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