Red Robin Restaurants to Save $120,000 Annually with LED Retrofit
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. has replaced approximately 12,000 standard incandescent and halogen lights in more than 150 Red Robin restaurants in the U.S. with energy-efficient 7-watt GE light emitting diode (LED) PAR 20 flood and spot lights. The LED retrofit saves the restaurant chain approximately $120,000 on lighting bills annually.
The 7-watt GE LED lamps (200 lumens) cut energy consumption by up to 77 percent and last more than six times longer (a 20,000-hour rated life to 70 percent of initial light output) than standard 30-watt incandescent R20 reflectors (200 lumens) with a 3,000-hour rated life. The annual energy savings for one 7-watt GE LED light operated for 4,500 hours annually at $.10/kWh is approximately $10.
GE Consumer & Industrial indicates that the installation in more than half of Red Robin’s company-owned restaurants in the U.S. is the largest application of GE’s 7-watt LED PAR lamp in a restaurant setting. Click here to see a project summary on video.
According to Red Robin, the retrofit delivers a significant return on investment with reductions in both energy consumption and maintenance requirements, while providing the perfect lighting for a restaurant setting. The GE LED lights were installed at entrance and lobby areas, lighting over dining room tables and perimeter lighting. Click here for more information about LEDs.
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