Premier Lighting Case Study: Indoor Arena LED Retrofit

Soccer and Hockey at Chisago Lakes Arena

Customer Profile:

The Chisago Lakes Arena, located in Lindstrom, Minnesota, is a multi-purpose building that was built in 1990 largely by community volunteers. It is used for both boys and girls sporting events, such as Hockey, Soccer, Figure Skating, Tennis, and more.


The Chisago Lakes Arena had been utilizing 4 foot 6 lamp 32W T8 fluorescent tubes to light up the facility but they were curious about available LED options. Their fluorescent setup left them desiring more light in the arena and they also knew they would be able to cut their energy usage greatly by going to LED.


After: New LED Lighting


The existing fluorescent ballasts were new enough for it to make sense to re-use them. Given that, it was decided that they would switch out their 32W 4′ fluorescent tubes with 17W Type A LED T8 tubes that utilize the existing ballasts. This allowed for a quick self-install, saving them time and labor costs.


The project was a success as they were able to not only save energy but they increased the footcandles from 18-23 to 35-46! Available rebates took care of 36.5% of the costs. Thanks in part to this and the easy install, they were slated to reach payback in less than 2 years.


  • 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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