Xeleum Lighting Retrofits Connecticut La Quinta Inn & Suites

La Quinta Inn & Suites in Danbury, Connecticut, a 135 room facility,
chose Xeleum Lighting to switch its existing halogen, incandescent, and
fluorescent lighting to LEDs. The retrofit project requires conversion of over
600 fixture and lamps to LEDs in public areas, entryways, hallways, and
stairwells. The public areas getting new lighting include restrooms, closets,
maintenance areas, gym, and laundry rooms. The retrofit project involves the
installation of hallway sconces, stairwell fixtures, MR16 lamps, LED tubes,
recessed fixtures, and troffers. Most of the areas being retrofitted require
lighting running at full brightness 24/7.

Mehrdad Ghalebi, Xeleum president, said, “We are very happy that
La Quinta Inn & Suites in Danbury has selected Xeleum products for its
conversion from fluorescent, halogen and incandescent lighting to LEDs.”
He added “Although this conversion involves a wide variety of our lamps,
tubes and fixtures, we fully expect the installation to be straightforward with
all lighting fully operational in the very near future.”

Scott Stuart, Director of Operations said, “Once these new LEDs
are fully installed, we are expecting our lighting energy usage to be reduced
by over 50%, resulting in a payback period of about 22 months. We are
projecting a positive monthly cash flow even through the finance period and a
five year savings of over $308,000. Additional benefits include far better
illumination in these public and storage areas as well as not having to worry
about changing lamps or lighting fixtures for a very long time.”

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