August 20, 2018

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LOCATION

The Metro Center V, located in Dublin, Ohio, was constructed in 1985, totaling 219,414 square feet. The nine-story, multi-tenant, office building underwent a renovation in 2014 and features an on-site health club facility and cafe. In 2018, TEU Services completely upgraded the interior and exterior lighting.


Lighting Solution

The owners of this aesthetically pleasing structure sought a solution that would provide a uniform look while lowering the overall energy and maintenance costs. The Atrium lights in particular were only maintained once a year due to the height and placement of the existing fixtures. 

The appeal of this beautiful building is complimented by the new LEDs.

April 6, 2018

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The Kimble County Courthouse near the Llano River in Junction, TX is a beautiful landmark.

Junction, located at the junction of the North Llano and South Llano river, is a terrific destination town for overnighters at the State Park and for deer hunters.

 
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EXISTING LIGHTING

The construction of the Courthouse dates back to 1929. Energy efficiency was not a focus in those days and the color of the lighting was not an option.
The old fluorescent lighting inside the offices and courtrooms flickered and hummed while the exterior was painted orangish-yellow at night.

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LIGHTING SOLUTION

TEU selected 5000K LED lighting for the
exterior to revive the beauty of the building for the nighttime passersby and to enhance visibility for safety purposes. The white LED lighting selected provides an even distribution of light around the building with beautiful results. Interior lighting was upgraded to Natural White LED light for the office spaces and courtrooms. All of the old decorative Edison style bulbs were upgraded to the same color as the functional 4ft LED tubes used in the offices.
A uniform lighting color and appearance was achieved throughout the Courthouse.

March 30, 2018

 Since 1989, Mark and Sallie Armstrong have served hill country favorites for every appetite. The Lakehouse overlooks the Guadalupe River and that view combined with the casual atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a relaxing meal.

Since 1989, Mark and Sallie Armstrong have served hill country favorites for every appetite. The Lakehouse overlooks the Guadalupe River and that view combined with the casual atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a relaxing meal.

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LIGHTING SOLUTION

The original incandescent bulbs burned extremely hot giving them a shorter lifespan. Failed bulbs had to be replaced each day. The new LEDs installed are guaranteed for 5 years and if any fail in that time TEU handles the maintenance. The older parking lot light fixtures insufficiently illuminated the center of the parking lot due to the spacing of the parking poles. Replacement fixtures of modern design were installed to direct more light down and towards the center.

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DIGITAL SOLUTION

A year later TEU rolled digital signs into the REDAAP program. Mark welcomed the idea of working together again and growing his customer base and thus his sales by attracting the people driving past the restaurant. The Lakehouse is located at the corner of a busy intersection and the digital sign installed by TEU runs constantly, informing drivers of the latest specials and highlighting just a few of the many tasty menu items offered inside or at the drive thru. The messages can be changed at any time and Mark reaches more people regularly without tying up his time and money.

The sign is the best $100.00 I spend each week!
— Mark Armstrong, Owner

March 23, 2018

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LOCATION

RFM Commercial actively develops office and retail properties in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Their Creekside location is a multi-tenant retail and office complex set in the heart of the booming Bulverde area. The five buildings, constructed from stone and stucco, are arranged within about 4 acres in a quiet, park-like setting, walking distance from a variety of dining and banking options. Huge live oak trees surround the beautiful metal roofed buildings, providing much needed shade on hot Hill Country days. Before the LED lighting upgrade, this made the parking lot areas extremely dark and a safety concern in the evening as the trees blocked out a significant portion of the light produced by the older, dimmer lights. 

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LIGHTING SOLUTION

TEU's engineering team created photometric designs to select the correct fixture type and wattage that would provide the best lighting levels at a ratio of 3.1 footcandles which is recommended for most outdoor parking lot applications. 

The customer is extremely pleased with the increased light levels and the tenants now feel safer walking to their cars in the evening.

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After LED lighting upgrade

March 16, 2018

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LOCATION

Rohde, Ottmers & Siegel Realty markets a wide range of land, commercial buildings and retail centers. Their Brokerage division was ranked one of San Antonio's largest Commercial Property Leasing firms. TEU upgraded their retail property located off Loop 410, the Autobahn Center. 

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EXisting lighting

Light distribution is greatly determined by the type of light fixture used to illuminate. Many of the older fixture types used for parking lot lighting are very inefficient, projecting much of their light up and out the sides rather than directing it down towards the surface of the parking lot where it is needed. A number of the existing metal halide parking lot lights and wallpack fixtures at the Autobahn Center were below an acceptable level of illumination for customer safety due to inefficient design and age. 

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Walkway before upgrade - metal halide wallpack fixtures

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Walkway after upgrade - LED wallpack fixtures

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LIGHTING Solution

Light levels in a parking lot can be improved considerably with more modern fixtures that are designed for efficiency. TEU replaced the old, discolored and dirty fixtures with completely new ones, improving the light quality and providing a more uniform look throughout the retail center.

March 9, 2018

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EXisting SIGN

Garrett Insurance offers a wide variety of insurance options. With insurance lines from Nationwide, Allstate, Progressive and Liberty Mutual, this agency can easily handle the residential and commercial insurance needs of Kerrville, Texas and the surrounding areas. All their clients are served with tailored products and personalized services. For a hundred years, Garrett Insurance has demonstrated hill country hospitality at its finest. It was time to share their message with everyone driving past on Sidney Baker south.

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Digital solution

Well-designed and displayed signage is seen by so many individuals on a daily basis that it remains one of the most cost-effective ways to advertise. The double-faced electronic message center provided by TEU was sized to be securely installed in the rock structure where the static sign was once mounted. Multiple campaigns can be scheduled on the provided playback system that will play dependably anytime, any day. The agency's production team can now efficiently get the word out that Garrett Insurance offers all types of insurance and that all are welcome to stop in for a cup of coffee and excellent service.

Sign looks GREAT!!!  We have been very impressed with this process.  Everyone has been very helpful, the installation was amazing & we appreciate the continued support for helping with content for the sign.
— Stephen Schmerbeck, Owner

March 2, 2018

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  Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a world leader in sustainable fiber-based solutions. The innovative materials they produce are used in a wide variety of areas, such as food packaging, filtration, décor and health care. TEU Services upgraded the manufacturing plant in Madisonville, KY.    

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a world leader in sustainable fiber-based solutions. The innovative materials they produce are used in a wide variety of areas, such as food packaging, filtration, décor and health care. TEU Services upgraded the manufacturing plant in Madisonville, KY.

 

EXisting lighting

The lighting levels in the Ahlstrom plant ranged from 30 foot-candles (fC) under the older 1,000W metal halide bulbs up to 85fC under the newest ones. The uneven, multi-colored lighting had become unacceptable to management. TEU was selected for the project after some in-house testing.

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LIGHTING Solution

To provide the best solution, TEU's engineering team started with a photometric design that promised to deliver 55fC evenly throughout the facility. Since the maintenance crew at the plant had no experience with lighting designs or photometrics, TEU decided to conduct a pilot install. Upon completion of the pilot install, tests revealed that 57fC was achieved, exceeding the design by 2fC. 5000K LED highbay fixtures were installed in the entire facility, reducing the energy consumption by 71% and providing an even 57 foot-candle illumination.

 

February 23, 2018

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LOCATION

Founded in 2000, Venture Commercial leads the DFW area in retail brokerage.

One of the many properties they manage is the Hulen Fashion Center, a 182,069 sq. ft. neighborhood shopping center located less than a mile from Hulen Mall and home to many major tenants including Men’s Wearhouse and Chili’s Bar & Grill.

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EXisting lighting

Venture buys older properties that are in need of an upgrade. The lighting of the Hulen Fashion Center was old, outdated and dark, especially in the two inside corners. There is a gym located in one of the corners and a school of dance in the other. In the wintertime with the shorter daylight hours, it became unsafe for the mothers and children going in and out in the evening.

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LIGHTING Solution

TEU’s engineering team created three photometric designs with three levels of illumination for the parking lot, providing the customer with good, better and best lighting
options. Venture selected the best option with the brightest lighting, tripling the light levels in the parking lot and improving safety.

TEU will not just match the existing light levels but improve them when necessary.

 

February 16, 2018

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LOCATION

Texas Roadhouse is a legendary steak restaurant with a Western theme serving American cuisine from mouth-watering steaks and ribs to made-from-scratch sides. Many know it for its free buckets of peanuts at each table along with free yeast rolls.

The chain operates about 450 locations in 49 U.S. states.

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EXisting lighting

Texas Roadhouse has a distinct warm and friendly environment, illuminated with pink incandescent lamps in the track fixtures and silver tip A-lamps in the pendant fixtures above the tables. They had a goal of saving energy and less maintenance but didn’t want to alter their existing aesthetics in the dining area. The kitchen’s fluorescents needed to be upgraded with a brighter, white light that required less maintenance.

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LIGHTING Solution

Creating a solution that fit these set requirements was a challenge TEU was ready to take on.  After some testing to provide the correct color, beam angles and lumen output in the dining area our Lighting Designers selected pink 9W LED BR lamps to replace the 65W incandescents in the track fixtures and 5W silver tip LED A-lamps to replace the 60W A-bulbs above the tables.  In the kitchen the 40W 4’ fluorescents were retrofitted with 5000 Kelvin, 19W LED lamps to brighten and visually enhance the task at hand. The TEU Engineered Solution allowed Texas Roadhouse to keep the same aesthetics in their dining area, brightened the kitchen and reduced their energy consumption an average of 72.6%, with LED lamps under warranty for 5 years.

February 9, 2018

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LOCATION

Since 1933, Southeastern Stages has served travelers as one of the premier motor-coach operators in the United States. Their modern fleet of over 40 sleek motor- coaches, operates daily between the cities of the Southeast, logging more than 3 million miles each year.

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EXisting lighting

Southeastern Stages invests heavily in their vehicles for customer safety and comfort. They pride themselves on their dedication to the maintenance and technological advancement of their fleet. Their facility was well-equipped but the workplace had become dark and dingy as the lights aged and wore out. The height and location of the old fluorescents made burned-out bulb and ballast replacement a difficult task. The efficiency of the technicians was being hindered by the failure of the existing lighting. Southeastern was ready for an effective solution.

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Half LED (left) - Half fluorescent (right)

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LIGHTING Solution

The fixtures were retrofitted with crisp, vibrant 5000K LED lamps with high CRI, providing greater contrast between subtle details and allowing intricate projects to be worked on with greater precision.

TEU's main goal was to brighten the shop areas but at the same time doubled the light levels in the parking lot through fixture redirection and increased lumen output. Southeastern's lighting maintenance inconvenience was removed, freeing the technicians to focus on the upkeep of the motor coaches, thus increasing productivity and meeting the company's high standards for safety.

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New LED fixtures with occupancy sensor controls provide dim lighting when area is unoccupied but bright light for anyone approaching