Premier Lighting Case Study: Apartment LED Retrofit


Customer Profile:

Conveniently located in St. Louis Park, near the liveliness of Uptown and Downtown Minneapolis and the West End, the energy of Lake Calhoun and the serenity of the 100-acre Bass Lake Nature Preserve, Park Glen apartments is the perfect tree-lined neighborhood oasis — yet a short walk from shops, dining and entertainment.


Being a large apartment complex, Park Glen had numerous lighting applications that they were looking to upgrade, from garage and outdoor lighting to stairways and hallways. Some areas had existing fixtures that were newer that they wanted to keep and retrofit to LED, while others were going to get new fixtures. They were looking to save energy while getting the desired look and light output that they needed.


Before: Wallsconce with CFLs

LED Hallway

After: Wallsconce retrofitted with LED plate


Before: Fluorescent Stairwell Fixture


After: LED Stairway Fixture w/ built-on sensor


Premier came in and provided a full-scale remodel of their lighting. Fluorescent tubes were retrofitted to LED tubes in the garage, and the exterior lights were replaced with new LED wallpacks. The hallways had newer wallsconces so they kept the fixtures but retrofitted the lighting within the fixture with LED retrofit plates. The stairway fixtures were old and beat up, so they were taken out and replaced with more modern LED fixtures with built-on sensors. Energy was reduced by 60% and light levels improved by 25% with a less than 3 year payback.


  • 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

Premier Lighting:

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