Premier Lighting Case Study: St. Thomas Ice Arena LED Retrofit


Customer Profile:

Opened on November 2003, Saint Thomas Ice Arena is a multi-purpose facility used by students of Saint Thomas Academy, the University of Saint Thomas, and residents of the surrounding community. The arena features a regulation-sized rink, a weight room, special locker rooms for Saint Thomas Academy and the University of Saint Thomas, a hospitality room and a 1,430-square-foot lobby area.


The primary focus for the ice arena was to restore the light levels so they could televise college games. The lighting in place consisted of 8′ 12-lamp fluorescent T5 fixtures that were burning out and depreciating in light output quickly.


An LED solution was needed that would deliver the requisite light levels while being efficient enough to maximize energy savings. Premier found an LED fixture that could replace the 8′ 12-lamp T5 fixtures 1 for 1 and improve on the existing light levels to meet their needs.


After: New LED Highbay Fixtures


Premier did a full-scope retrofit to maximize energy savings all around the building. In addition to retrofitting the ice rink lighting to LED, Premier changed all fluorescent bulbs to Type B LED and occupancy sensors were installed over all wall switches. The exterior lighting was also converted to LED as well which provided a more clean light than the old HPS area lights and wall packs.


  • 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:

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