Premier Lighting Case Study: LED Optimization Project


Customer Profile:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car was founded in 1957, named after the WWII aircraft carrier the US Enterprise, on which the company founder served during the war. Today Enterprise has operations in over 30 countries with over 7,20 locations. In Minnesota, Premier Lighting has been proud to assist with lighting at several Enterprise locations.


Enterprise Truck Rental in Eagan had 54 – 400W metal halide fixtures illuminating the facility interior and the truck wash area. Light levels averaged around 27 footcandles and maintenance of the fixtures, changing lamps and ballasts, was becoming a chore. Enterprise reached out to Premier to examine what new LED fixtures could do for the operation in terms of energy and maintenance savings and improved light levels so technicians could better observe vehicles for damage or mechanical issues.


Premier reviewed the current lighting situation and created different lighting layouts. Premier proposed new LED fixtures reducing the fixture amount from 54 fixtures to 33 LED fixtures. This optimization resulted in achieving the goals stated and Premier coordinated the entire project from ordering, installation, and rebate paperwork.

Replacing 400 Watt Metal Halides at Enterprise

Before: 400W Metal Halides

LED high bay fixtures for 400 watt metal halides

After: New LED Fixtures


The outcome of the project was an increase in light levels to approximately 65 to 70 footcandles resulting in an energy savings of over $5,000 annually, a 1.1 year payback with an 88% ROI. Further, the rebates captured 54% of the project cost. The greatest outcome was the employees now have a better opportunity to accurately complete their work through the improved lighting!


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

Premier Lighting:

Our mission at Premier Lighting is to provide our customers with the optimal and practical lighting system. No matter what the industry – hospitality, health care, educational, retail, industrial – we can deliver solutions to every vertical market. We understand the needs of your organization and have served others like you in the past. If you are interested in the optimal lighting solution for your facility, complete this form and we will promptly reply.

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