Premier Lighting Case Study: 8″ LED Recessed Cans Replacing CFLs



Victoria Village in Shoreview had some unique issues with their lighting. The hallways were dark when the atrium was not getting enough natural light and their indoor plants were dying off quickly. After some analysis from Bachman’s, it was determined that they were not getting enough light in the planters from the CFL BR30 lamps. Higher-lumen LED lights were needed.


The dark hallways were utilizing one 13W CFL lamp in an 8″ recessed can that had a clouded lens. With this clearly not providing sufficient light levels, Premier proposed scrapping the fixtures for new 8″ LED recessed cans. This would greatly increase the light output and provide a new look for the recessed cans.

8" Can with CFL replacing with LED

Before: 1-lamp 13W CFL

8" dimmable recessed cans

After: 8″ LED Recessed Cans


The new 8″ LED recessed cans improved the light output and quality, ensuring the plants were getting enough light. In addition to the recessed can retrofits, other fixtures within the facility were converted to LED from garage fixtures to linear fluorescent lamps. The building’s total energy usage was reduced by over 15 KW, saving over $9000 annually!


  • Reduced Energy Usage
  • Increased Light Quality
  • Increased Light Levels
  • Improved Quality Control
  • Longer Lasting Products = Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Light Level and Color Uniformity
  • Consolidated Product
  • Enhanced Image
  • Reduced Environmental Impact
  • Leveraged Rebates

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