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.

Half LED (left) - Half fluorescent (right)

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.