PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Power management company Eaton and its Cooper Lighting division are proving that light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures can provide more than just energy savings with a recent project for Georgia-based car dealership, Nalley Honda-Buick-GMC-Isuzu located in Brunswick. To showcase automobiles and reduce energy expenses, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business teamed up with Georgia Power to install 76 Streetworks Galleon LED fixtures, resulting in impressive illumination and an overall energy savings of 60 percent.
“Auto dealerships are drastically different than your typical outdoor area lighting application,” said Mark Holcombe, account executive, Lighting Services, Georgia Power. “While average exterior lighting solutions are installed for safety or security, dealerships install lighting elements to draw the customer’s eye and highlight high-end retail products.”
In addition to the fixture’s high lumen output, contemporary look and efficient AccuLED Optics™ system, the decision was driven largely by overall performance. By using LED Galleon fixtures, the dealership could reduce its total number of fixtures by 16 and still enjoy superior illumination, allowing customers to better see the cars’ distinctive features, details and coloring – all key factors in the buying process.
With a life expectancy of 60,000 hours, the LED fixtures will save on maintenance costs, eliminating the need for repairs and the inconvenience of moving cars to service the lights.
“I wish we had done this a long time ago,” said Britt Gilmore, general manager and partner, Nalley Honda-Buick-GMC-Isuzu. “The difference in what we have now compared to what we had is like night and day. I would recommend this change to everyone.”
For more information on the Galleon LED products or additional energy-efficient solutions from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business, visit www.cooperlighting.com.Tagged with tED