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.