LED Parking Poles

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See the advantages of LED Parking Poles in this LED Case Study with LED Lighting Solutions for Parking Lot Lighting to replace metal halide lights.

Project: Burger King

Highlights: 1st of 46 New Jersey franchise owned locations

Address: 669 U.S. 1 Elizabeth, NJ

Owner: Parade Enterprises (www.bkparade.com)

LED Installation: Q1 2014

Opportunity for LED Lights: Exterior lighting consumes a significant amount of electricity for Quick Serve Restaurants (QSRs) that have parking pole lights running dusk to dawn for 12 hours per day. Like many parking lots, this location had metal halide lamps using 456 watts each with the ballast factor. At 4,380h/year the lights each use 1,997 kWh/year. At an electricity rate of $.083/kWh, the lighting cost was $166 per fixture per year and $1,328 across the eight lights.

LED Lighting Solution: Independence LED provided a 145 watt LED replacement solution that saves 311 watts per fixture for over 68% savings. Given that the lamps last 60,000 hours, they run for almost 14 years and also save on the expensive replacement cost of changing metal halide bulbs with a bucket truck.

LED Parking Poles Case Study Results: By reducing the fixture wattage from 456 to 145, the annual savings is 1,362 kWh and $113 per fixture. With 8 fixtures, the annual savings is $904. Over the 60,000 hour 14 year life of the LEDs at 12/7, the lifetime energy savings is almost $12,656. With historical 3% average annual increases in energy cost and reduced bulb replacement and maintenance labor, the savings is over $18,600 per location. With 46 locations, the lifetime savings for this franchise owner exceeds $855,600.

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