A Chevron gas station and ExtraMile food Market in Beaverton, Oregon USA recently underwent extensive eco-renovations, including the installation of interior and exterior LED lighting by Cree, Inc. Cree LED luminaires under the exterior canopy and inside the convenience store fully illuminate the Highland Chevron, which was rebuilt from the ground up. According to Cree, the LED luminares save an estimated 70 percent over the old non-LED fixtures.
Bob Barman, owner of the Highland Chevron says that the indoor and outdoor LED lighting allows the station to consume a third less energy than typical 24-hour c-stores and petroleum stations. Barman estimates that the new Cree luminaires should provide payback in 2.5 years. The Barman anticipates that the Beaverton Chevron will have more than a decade of virtually maintenance-free operation from the Cree luminaires.