Renaissance Creek reduces annual operating cost by 82%, saves $50,000 a year
For more than decade, Renaissance Creek Shopping Center in Roseville, California has grown and prospered, serving local communities with a variety of upscale shops and restaurants. But last year, the Renaissance Creek owners decided it was time to stay ahead of the curve, and invest in infrastructure improvements so they could remain a desired destination for Sacramento area shoppers.
After talking to store owners and patrons, it became clear to Renaissance Creek management that changing the exterior lighting was the best first step to improve the property and serve their customers. Century Lighting and Electric, one of the leading electrical contractors in Northern California, was chosen to provide a turnkey solution.
After conducting an audit and updating the lighting design, it became apparent the perfect solution was LEDioc® from EYE Lighting. Century removed the 336 original 175W metal halide lamps and replaced them with 37W LEDioc LED Retrofit Kits.
“In a major project like this, we must have the right balance between product cost, ease of installation, and the end result of superior new lighting,” said Zane Semester, foreman for Century Lighting. “The EYE LEDioc was a perfect fit. We did our homework on how to remove the old HID from the luminaire, and drop in the LEDioc kit. After a bit of practice, we averaged 8 minutes per pole for the retrofit, that’s really fast. And the new lighting is so much whiter and brighter, it looks great. I know the Renaissance Creek people are quite pleased.”
Britt McMorrow, foreman for Century Lighting was involved on-site in the installation. Everything looks better. The storefronts, the landscaping, the open areas… even the cars look better in the parking lot. And now people can see where they’re walking, there’s an increased sense of safety and security.
“I like the EYE Lighting LEDioc,” McMorrow continued. “Installation was quick. This was the biggest retrofit job I’ve done, and it’s one of the best. I appreciate how LEDioc was designed with the installer in mind, they kept it easy to wire. Usually on major jobs we have to solve problems along the way, but not with this one. There were virtually no issues for my installation team.”
“After a bit of practice, we averaged 8 minutes per pole for the retrofit, that’s really fast. And the new lighting is so much whiter and brighter, it looks great.” - Zane Semester, foreman for Century Lighting
The Renaissance Creek maintenance crew reports that customers are commenting about “the nice new lights,” and RC management expects EYE LEDioc will improve shopping center traffic. Lighting maintenance costs will be lower by $20,000 a year, and the reduction from 175W to 37W per pole should cut energy costs by 82%, a savings of $30,000 a year.
“EYE Lighting adapts very well to what customers need, and this project worked out great,” said Lee Winslow, National ESCO Accounts Manager for Rexel Energy Solutions, who supplied Century Lighting and Electric with the LEDioc Retrofit Kits . “We have had great success with the EYE LEDioc system, and it was the perfect solution for the Renaissance Creek retrofit.”
“EYE Products work great,” Semester of Century Lighting concluded, “and they help with every step of the job. I look forward to working with them again.”
A Fast HID to LED solution for Street/Area, Historic Districts, City Parks & Recreation, Campuses, Glass or Plastic Lens Post Tops
• Quick, flexible conversion
• Replaces up to 175W Metal Halide
• Excellent energy savings
• Great visual appeal
• Affordable alternative
• Maintain light center length of existing luminaire
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