Success Stories

The light bulb went on and this RV dealer saved thousands.

Problem

For Ray Citte, being the largest RV dealer in Weber County, Utah, means lighting and maintaining an 8-acre lot filled with over 200 motor homes. As a family business that's been around for over 62 years, investment in keeping up with times is something they're used to doing. In October of 2014 when that meant exploring the energy saving advantages of switching to LED, they called CAO Lighting.

Solution

Replacing the energy-hungry 1000-watt Metal Halide pole fixtures on the property would have been one costly option. Especially since they were delivering less than half the light they were supposed to. But CAO provided another solution. After reviewing the property, we were able to offer a simple, cost-effective retrofit of our Dynasty Omni 120-watt LED replacement bulbs into their existing fixtures.

Pushing over 14,000 lumens, our bulb offers a full 360-degree horizontal and 205 vertical beam spread. It's IP-rated with a fully potter interior, making it ideal for Utah's weather extremes.

Result

Once installation was complete in February of 2015, the only noticeable difference came in the following month's utility bill, where energy costs plummeted from $3,800 to $850, a 77% reduction the very next month.

What could your business do with an extra $34K a year?

"At first, I was hesitant to believe our utility bill could be so low. We had looked at this as a fixed cost. Even when CAO showed me the projected cost reduction prior to install, I had a hard time taking it in. Now, I'm a believer. Not only does our lot look as good as it did prior to installation, but we'll also be saving over $34,000 this year alone. That's cash we can put into other improvements for customers and staff." (Neil Citte, Owner)


 

One auto dealership saw the light...and the savings.

Problem

What began as a small gas station in 1934, Henry Day Ford is now one of the top dealerships in the state of Utah. Like all good businesses, this bustling dealership with its award-winning new facility was looking for ways to streamline costs, and started exploring the energy-saving advantages of switching to LED lighting. In 2014, they contacted CAO Lighting.

Solution

Replacing the energy-hungry 1000-watt Metal Halide pole fixtures on the property would have been one costly option. Especially since they were delivering less than half the light they were supposed to. But CAO provided another solution. After reviewing the property, we were able to offer a simple, cost-effective retrofit of our Dynasty Omni 120-watt LED replacement bulbs into their existing fixtures.

Pushing over 14,000 lumens, our bulb offers a full 360-degree horizontal and 205 vertical beam spread. It is IP65 rated with a fully potted interior, making it ideal for Utah's weather extremes.

Result

After a year-long beta test to demonstrate savings and also assure the dealership of the quality of the light, installation of the LED system was completed in September, 2015. The bottom line, energy costs plummeted from $3,500 to $1,400, a 60% reduction in overall energy costs, just one month after final installation.

And what quality light it was....

"I knew the savings would be there but I needed to be sure the quality of light would keep our lot looking great. The beta test let me know we would have both. After seeing our first utility bill, owner Jeremy Day said it was the first investment that had ever truly come through on its cost-saving promises" (Greg Beals, Facilities Maintenance Director).

Lighting up Logan