Featured: Texas Roadhouse

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. Creating a solution that fit these set requirements was a challenge TEU was ready to take on.


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Featured: Southeastern Stages

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.


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Featured: Commerce Bank

EXISTING LIGHTING

The parking lot lighting for the Commerce Bank in Wichita, Kansas was in need of an energy efficiency overhaul. The existing pulse start MH fixtures stayed on all night each night and were long past their prime. Many had dropped below an acceptable level of illumination for customer safety and comfort. Improving the lighting levels for customer safety was a strong motivator to select LED fixtures for the job.


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Featured: Firehouse Subs

LOCATION

Firehouse Subs is a US-based fast food restaurant founded by former firefighters. Currently, they can be found in 1,095 locations across 44 states.

TEU Services upgraded the location in Murfreesboro, TN.
We believe lighting is one thing you should never worry about in your business.


 

 


EXISTING LIGHTING

The common area lighting was 4’ fluorescents, the track lights that illuminated the pictures and menu on the walls were CFL bulbs and the pendant lights were incandescents. The fluorescents flickered and took time to come to full brightness,
plus, all the lights radiated heat. Firehouse Subs was ready for energy efficient LED lighting and maintenance reduction.

SOLUTION

TEU retrofitted all the fixtures to 5000 Kelvin to bring out the featured firehouse red in the restaurant. Electric consumption was cut by over 66%. Maintenance was greatly reduced and the majority of the heat produced from the traditional lights was removed. The LED upgrade improved the light quality and created light uniformity throughout the restaurant.

Featured: Jamison Station

LOCATION

Jamison Station is a residential HOA in downtown Historic Franklin, TN. The red brick design is both classic and reminiscent of the warehouse district.

TEU Services was selected for the lighting upgrade based on the ability to combine energy reduction with competitive pricing while creating the desired ambiance that had been lost during the traditional lighting maintenance cycle over the past years.


 

 


EXISTING LIGHTING

The before photos reveal exterior lighting of multi-color and varying intensity, depending on the age and droop of the light bulbs, not very flattering for such a beautiful structure. The metal halide fixtures in the underground parking garages were long past their prime with burned lenses and many bugs. The covered walkway lighting in the rear had cracked, aged lenses and provided a home for the many summertime insects.

SOLUTION

The period correct fixtures and custom made wall sconce fixtures were preserved and retrofitted with 3000K LED lamps to enhance the beauty of the red brick. The underground parking garages and above ground parking lot fixtures were removed and replaced with 5000K LED to brighten the parking spaces and enhance color rendering. The covered walkway received new fixtures with occupancy sensor/daylight-dimmer controls to provide dim lighting during the night, but bright light when a homeowner or guest appeared. In the greenbelt, a new 25ft tall light pole with LED fixtures was installed to provide night-time illumination for the home owners who wanted to walk their dogs at night.

Our Story

By Tommy Carpenter, Founder of TEU Services, Inc.

In February 2009 I was introduced to my first LED light fixture. It promised a 7 watts LED would replace a 70 watts halogen. I wasn’t looking for lights or lighting. It was the furthest thing from my mind at the time, the building bubble was popping and I was scrambling like many other people who were attached to the building trades back then. The problem: I couldn’t get 7 vs. 70 out of my head. I knew it could impact business in a positive way. By September 2009 we had formed TEU Services, Inc. and four of us literally threw ourselves into the Business of Lights.

Terri began working out the marketing, graphics and website details. She even began producing our training and sales videos for us. Walter set up a small lab for testing LED products and learned how to write IES files for us to use in lighting design. At the time he wrote many IES files and provided lighting design services for various LED factories that did not have the capabilities. Kenneth pursued the engineering role for the Team along with establishing overseas relationships with numerous factories. In the early days the purchasing company had to write all of the specifications for each order as the overseas factories only produced, but did not design LED products. I focused on sales and developed an Agency model for sales agents similar to the real estate sales model.

As a result of out start in 2009 we emerged as illumination experts with an in-house design and specifications department, overseas factory direct relationships, direct importing skills, a B2B direct marketing focus and a lot of ability to deliver excellent lighting. Our first major customer, a retired regional president from AT&T, needed 70+ data centers upgraded from Chicago to San Diego to Houston and an Ashely Furniture franchise owner in Texas needed 8-furniture stores upgraded.

Our long-term factory direct relationships have resulted in extremely competitive pricing while providing our customers a product with a failure rate way above industry averages. The failure rate in a some of our LED products categories is less than 1/4 of 1-percent, in other words, virtually zero failure.

In 2015 we combined our illumination expertise into a maintenance service program and named it REDAAP for Reduce Energy Demands Across America Program. REDAAP covers 100% of the cost for upgrading your commercial property to energy efficiency including the full maintenance labor and materials for up to 7-years. Our performance is guaranteed as we get paid a monthly service fee over the term. Our customers can now say yes with no question about quality of product or delivery of services.

 

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Tommy Carpenter