Premier Lighting Case Study: Mercury Vapor Retrofit to LED


Customer Profile:

If you are looking for true community spirit, a sense of belonging and a place where everybody knows your name, Orono Woods is just for you. Nestled in the woods bordering Orono and Long Lake, just off Wayzata Boulevard, this exceptional apartment community for those ages 55 and older offers the peace and tranquility of small town living with city conveniences, such as dining and shopping in nearby Wayzata.


Premier did a comprehensive audit for Orono Woods to find viable LED replacements for the entire facility from inside to out. One of the main areas of concern was the underground parking garage. The 175W Mercury Vapor fixtures were not only inefficient but left it severely underlit. They were hoping to find an LED replacement that would brighten the garage up to make it safer and easier to see. Premier suggested a durable 4′ LED Vaportight fixture that could replace the Mercury Vapor fixtures one-for-one.

Mercury Vapor to LED in Garage

Before & After: 175W Mercury Vapor vs. 46W LED Vaportights


The before and after picture above tells the story, as the switch out from Mercury Vapor to LED completely transformed the garage. The output and quality of light improved drastically. With a 78% reduction in energy, they were set for a payback in a year and a half!


  • 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:

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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2 Responses to “Premier Lighting Case Study: Mercury Vapor Retrofit to LED”

  1. Toshiba SupportOctober 10, 2018 at 3:17 am #

    Mercury vapor lamps offer a number of benefits, including a relatively long lamp life when compared to traditional incandescents, as well as the capability of emitting very clear, intense white light.

  2. MelanieJanuary 20, 2019 at 7:48 pm #

    Do you need to switch out the breakers as well as doing the bypass when you switch from mercury vapor to LED? Or is doing the bypass sufficient? Thanks.

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