Priester Aviation is Chicagoland’s preeminent choice in aircraft management, aircraft charter, and related aviation services. They’ve been globally recognized for their vision, values, new way of thinking, client focus, and longevity in a highly competitive market; growing from a small Midwestern company into a national organization with a global presence.
Whether for first time passengers, repeat clients or those just passing by, your hangar is your display case, and make no exception for Priester’s, as theirs is immaculate. However besides replacing aged lightning technology to save on costs, showing off your aircraft can be just as equally important. In this very competitive industry how a customer perceives the aura of their environment can make all the difference in the world. Loading and unloading in a dark and gloomy hangar can be more than enough to switch providers come next flight. Priester therefore may the decision to upgrade its lighting infrastructure to best reflect their value to the highest quality facilities. Learn more about their case below.
The problem: Upgrade the lighting infrastructure throughout the hangars and office to best reflect Priester’s value to the highest quality facilities, while also reducing energy costs.
The Solution: Implemented an LED technology solution that cut energy costs by more than 45% while also increasing the overall illumination.
After completion Priester has received numerous compliments from clients, employees, and partners. The savings were exactly as described in the initial proposal, making the project cash neutral during the course of the lease. The hangers saw a 25% improvement in illumination while reducing the overall spend by 75% on those fixtures.
1000 Watt High Bay
150 Watt Area Light
T12 Fluorescent Troffer
T12 Fluorescent Strip/Wrap
225 Watt LED High Bay
50 Watt LED Area Light
24 Watt LED Troffer Replacement
24 Watt LED Strip/Wrap Replacement
AGED LIGHTING VS LED
|Annual Utilization Hours||4,380||4,380|
|Annual Energy Spend||$32,676||$8,776|
|Annual Maintenance Spend||$2,382||$0|
"The increase in illumination really showcases our fleet & accentuates our hangars & offices. Passengers comment on how clean and neat the facilities are, & our mechanics
remark on the increased visibility while maintaining our aircraft. Aesthetics aside after EnergyWare’s LED installation we were also able to reduce our overall lighting spend by 75%, creating a cash neutral implementation, just as proposed."
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