At Plaza RV we share our customers’ love of the outdoors and focusing our facility upgrades on technology that is better for the environment was a natural fit. Having served our community for 54 years, quality in the environment we serve our customers from is as important as the brands we represent.
We first took a serious look at the lighting of our facility in Bondurant when we experienced minor vandalism in our parking lot due to a lack of proper lighting. YellowblueLED came to our location and conducted a thorough assessment that also included the interior of our building. In the showroom we had plenty of daylight, however, the wattage difference promised savings by opting for a lower wattage LED.
In addition to our exterior lighting challenges, our second biggest issue was our workshop. Themetal halide highbays not only produce less than stellar light quality, they were also lined up in the center of the bay – once our mechanics pulled an RV into the bay, the RV would cut off the light spread, making the light quality for our mechanics extremely frustrating.
YellowblueLED recommended LED Shoeboxes on our lot, LED linear tubes in our showroom and UFO highbays in the workshop. In addition to replacing the existing metal halides in the workshop they also recommended adding fixtures and moving the fixtures to the sides of the bays to guarantee proper and even light spread.
The installation went smooth from beginning to end and the consultant assisted with the rebate, giving us the opportunity to focus on what we should be doing – selling RVs. The difference in the light quality was significant. Our RVs on the lot showcase better and our customers have appreciated a much brighter show-room. Our service department loved the immediate improvement in the workshop with a noticeable improvement in our employee attitudes especially in our workshop. We received our rebate from MidAmerican Energy and we have enjoyed a decreased monthly energy bill.
Upgrading our facility lighting was the easiest decision we have made that has far exceeded our expectations! At Plaza RV we are proud to be a locally-owned business that have made steps towards a greener future by reducing our carbon footprint in the community we serve.