King O’Rourke Becomes King of Efficiency It takes hard work and professionalism to build a reputation for customer satisfaction. With that ethic, the team at King O’Rourke Auto Group has been cultivating an award-winning brand for 35 years. As the largest Cadillac, Buick & GMC Dealer in Long Island, King O’Rourke was aware of the importance of energy efficiency. By using LED corn bulbs in their parking lots they were saving energy, but their lots were still dark. Big Shine Energy was able to provide a bright solution. Easier Isn’t Always Better In any parking lot, lighting is key in promoting safety and deterring theft. The owners at King O’Rourke tried using LED screw-in corn bulbs atop their parking lot poles, but the light output was simply too weak. While other lighting companies were suggesting a retrofit over the existing fixtures, our Big Shine Energy consultant proposed the Polaris 300w fixtures for their pole heads. Although retrofitting may have been simple, it would have led to the same problem as the corn bulbs: not enough light. By installing a new fixture, the light output could be customized to give their parking lot the brightness level needed to create a safer environment. Additionally, the building’s exterior walls have a unique finish with a diamond-like shimmer. With the previous lighting, that shimmer was unnoticeable. After seeing how great the lights turned out in the parking lot, King O’Rourke approved a second phase that would illuminate the building. They opted to install more Polaris
A Trustworthy Name Lee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Westbrook is part of the Lee Auto Malls family of automotive dealerships, which has served customers throughout Maine since 1936. With the understanding that earning their customers’ trust and respect is a daily goal, Lee Auto Malls has become Maine’s No. 1 volume auto dealer. Having a strong philosophy of giving back to the community, one area of focus in their philanthropic support is the environment and conservation. They want to make a difference in their corner of the world. At Big Shine Energy, we love helping businesses like Lee Auto Malls achieve their goals. Just as they earn their customers’ trust, Big Shine Energy earned the trust of Lee Auto Malls’ President, Donald Lee. Understandably, he wanted to be certain that using Big Shine Energy LEDs and not another company was the right decision. Explaining each aspect of our Turnkey Solution process, we answered every question from Mr. Lee and his team. After understanding their goals and concerns, we manufactured the lights with customized wattages and beam angles to properly light all outdoor areas of the dealership. New Streamlined Lighting The location formerly housed 1000W metal halides throughout their expansive parking lots. With poles that had been standing for decades and wiring that had been configured and reconfigured over the years, the lighting layout was outdated and inefficient. Our Polaris Ultra in 300W gives the parking lot a brighter and more modern look. The Polaris Ultra has a housing design that creates
High Quality Lighting for a High End Brand Exterior lighting is an important element for a car dealership. For Rallye Motors, they felt that the outdoor show area as well as the parking lot was under lit. It didn’t provide the right quality of light needed to showcase their high-end vehicles. Rally Motors is Long Island’s only authorized Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter, Metris and smart car dealership with over 55 years of experience. A beautiful display of vehicles is part of their luxury car-buying experience. Safety is also a key concern for car dealerships. Bright outdoor lighting promotes safety and security. Without the proper outdoor lighting, dealerships lack in showcase quality and security. Benefits of LED Lighting for Car Dealerships For Rallye Motors’ Parts Director Tony Wigdzinski, LED lighting was a clear solution to these major concerns. Big Shine Energy was able to provide the best lighting solution through photometric analysis. The analysis clearly interprets the quality of light produced by each fixture. LED provides brighter light with lower wattage. In traditional light fixtures, the light that escapes from a bulb is absorbed inside the fixture before it is able to reach its intended target area. To compensate for the loss of light, bulbs with higher wattages are used. Big Shine Energy LED lighting eliminates this inefficiency. We installed the Polaris Ultra area light in 150W and Alioth Ultra wall packs in 60W. Our area light and wall pack fixtures offer high CRI (color rendering index) lighting. CRI levels play a key
Moore Cadillac Chantilly has served the DC Metropolitan area for over 30 years, even constructing the largest Cadillac facility in the world. With proper lighting, their vast selection of luxury cars can still be seen and captivate customers even outside of business hours. Moore Cadillac partnered up with Big Shine Energy to improve their outdoor lights by installing Big Shine LED area lights. Over 52 lights originally illuminated the vehicles in the showcase lot, taking in 104,028 kWh per year. In replacement, the Big Shine LED area lights will only use about 30% of the former annual power consumption.
Over forty two Big Shine LED area lights now illuminate the hundreds of cars on showcase at Quality Auto Mall in Rutherford, NJ. Previously operating at 198,307 kWh per year, in exterior lights alone, they’ve reduced their consumption to 55,036 kWh from 198,307 kWh through a simple transition. The switch to Big Shine LED lighting fixtures is not only assisting in diminishing maintenance costs but is also helping them achieve a positive payback for the project in less than two years.