Biostar Lighting Projects

BioStar has experience working with a range of clients, from local businesses to national multi-property organizations.  Our team has completed energy efficient LED upgrades and LED lighting projects for new construction in a wide variety of commercial markets. We manage LED light projects from start to finish, including lighting evaluation, design, installation, and energy efficiency financing.

Browse our commercial LED Light Projects to find out how we have helped our clients' businesses become more profitable and sustainable, using less energy, while increasing the quality of light.

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Skelly Building

skelly_smallA leader in commercial real estate service and innovation, Block & Company Inc. has established an initiative to save energy and money across their portfolio of properties. Searching for energy efficiency solutions that make economic sense, they have partnered with BioStar Lighting, completing LED projects at the Skelly Building, The Landing Mall, Summit Woods pads and Summit Crossing pads.

At the Skelly Building on the Country Club Plaza, home of Block & Company Inc.’s headquarters, the LED upgrade of more than 1100 fixtures achieved 71% energy reduction, saving almost 300,000 kilowatt-hours per year. Including maintenance savings, the retrofit reduces total lighting costs by 75%, resulting in a 1.9-year payback after a rebate from KCP&L.

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Cargo Largo

cargo_largoWhen the property manager at Cargo Largo learned of the benefits of LED lighting, he decided that replacing their energy efficient fluorescent lighting would resolve several issues. The motivation to upgrade came from not only the energy savings, but also the improved light in the warehouses full of inventory, the ability to resolve lighting design issues, and the elimination of bulb replacement.

BioStar retrofitted 800,000+ square feet including 3 warehouses, offices and exterior flood lights. The lighting design was improved by moving fixtures that were above shelving to the ideal location in the center of aisles. Occupancy sensors increase energy savings and simplify the workflow in the warehouses. Even with the extra costs of moving lights, adding sensors, and replacing energy efficient fluorescents, Cargo Largo will save over $200,000 after project costs over 10 years.

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MC Realty Broadway Square & Downtown Garages

MC_RealtyMC Realty is a leader in commercial building efficiency, especially in downtown Kansas City. In 2016, MC Realty has done more than just promote energy efficiency; they have implemented energy efficiency aggressively in their buildings. BioStar and MC Realty have partnered on 9 LED lighting projects, mainly retrofitting parking garages and stairwells. Notable projects include the garage at the Marriott Downtown and the Broadway Square Building. At Broadway Square, BioStar retrofitted the parking garage and common area lighting including the main lobby and restrooms on each floor.

The projects received two awards from the Department of Energy and US Green Building Council’s 2016 LEEP campaign for “Highest Percentage Energy Savings in a Retrofit at a Single Parking Structure” and “Exemplary Office Sector Parking Facility”.

In total, the projects will save an estimated 2,000,000 kWh per year. This will reduce lighting costs for electricity and maintenance by more than 80%, saving more than $265,000 annually. The project payback is only 3 years. The brighter light and better coverage improves safety and security, particularly in the garages, for the tenants and visitors.

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The Piper Assisted Living

The_Piper_Assisted_LivingThe Piper is a unique luxury assisted living facility that utilizes an innovative design philosophy which provides a “home within a home”. The design team transforms assisted living into warm, nurturing homes that foster independence. The lighting design helps create this atmosphere and contributes to residents’ health and well-being. LED lighting was an essential part of the new construction plans. BioStar provided over 3000 lights for the 100,000 square foot, 120 unit building complex and for the 5 acres of landscaping and parking.

Research has shown that LED lighting has positive effects on health including reducing headaches, nausea, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, mood disorders, stress, vision loss and eye disorders.

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Tutera Group Headquarters

tutera_projectTutera Group began upgrading their portfolio of senior living communities and real estate with the LED retrofit of their headquarters located at 7611 State Line Rd in Kansas City.  The project received an award for “Exemplary Commercial Real Estate and Hospitality Sector Site” from the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge Interior Lighting Campaign. The award recognizes the exemplary performance in BioStar’s application of high efficiency troffer lighting systems and Tutera Group’s commitment to energy reduction. More than 600 lights were retrofitted, reducing the building’s lighting energy use by 62% and saving over 100,000 kWh of electricity per year.

“With most of our Kansas City portfolio complete, we are excited to leverage BioStar’s nationwide capabilities and start looking at other projects outside of the Kansas City metro. BioStar is currently evaluating nine more of our assisted living communities throughout Missouri and Illinois,”

– CEO Joe Tutera.

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Hallmark’s Crown Center

hallmarkHallmark is working with BioStar Lighting to begin retrofitting parking garages, starting with the very prominent Crown Center garage.  They wanted a new aesthetic that would reflect the design of the new Halls store.  The resulting transformation has received extremely positive responses regarding the light output, aesthetics, and energy efficiency.  Hallmark is so pleased with the new lights that they have decided to retrofit nearby parking garages.

I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome of the Halls on Grand parking garage lighting project!  This is in large part due to the customer service provided by David and the entire BioStar Lighting team.  From getting an amazing price on my fixture selection clear through the final installation and helping us re-order the handheld lighting control that was lost in the shuffle, David’s attention to the project details and timely communication was what customer service is all about.  Thank you, BioStar!

–Dana Clark, the Staff Engineering Consultant for Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation.

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Holiday Inn

Holiday_InnBeing a busy hotel, a flexible installation schedule was very important to Holiday Inn.  BioStar worked with the manager to coordinate a plan for retrofitting the entire hotel.  The upgrades were completed in stages to ensure that it did not interfere with guests’ experience or bookings.

The team at BioStar was extremely professional and provided excellent customer service. They provided a complete lighting package and took care of the entire process … Since the completion of the lighting upgrade, we have enjoyed noticeable energy savings and a greatly improved quality of light. Unlike other companies who only try to achieve a low project cost, BioStar’s designers choose high-quality products that achieve short payback periods, and they guarantee their work.

-Joe Behrman, General Manager of Holiday Inn

The energy efficient lighting and reduced waste from replacement bulbs also aligns with the InterContinental Hotel Group’s Green Engage sustainability initiative.  The new hotel LED lighting uses 62% less energy, and maintenance costs are eliminated during their 10-year average lifetime resulting in a 75% reduction in lighting costs.

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Locarno Plaza Apartments

Locarno_PlazaLocarno Plaza offers contemporary luxury living, so top-quality LED lighting that matches the old world charm makes sense both economically and aesthetically.  BioStar upgraded the lighting in common areas including the lobby, hallways, parking garage, elevators, offices and exterior landscape & security lighting.  Between energy savings and replacement bulbs, the project will save an estimated 180,000 kWh annually, resulting in a project payback of 1.8 years!  Additionally, the time saved allows maintenance to focus on other upgrades and repairs.

“I am thrilled that we have not had to change a light bulb since BioStar upgraded our lighting to LEDs, and we won’t have to change any bulbs for many years! Before the installation, we replaced about 7-8 bulbs every day. Between checking and replacing bulbs, inventory, ordering, and recording expenses, lots of time and money are being saved in addition to the energy savings!”

–Louie Vaca, Maintenance Supervisor, Locarno Plaza Apartments

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Carnegie Village

CarnegieTutera Group, a commercial real estate and senior living management company, is in the process of upgrading their portfolio of properties and has completed 13 turnkey LED retrofits with BioStar Lighting. At Carnegie Village, BioStar upgraded more than 800 lights which resulted in estimated energy savings of 335,000 kilowatt-hours. The project will pay for itself in about 2 years.

Residents were delighted at the improved quality of light, commenting that there was a noticeable difference in their ability to see under the new lights. Research has shown that LED lighting has positive effects on health including reduction in age-related disorders, headaches and vision loss, making LEDs ideal for senior living facilities.

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The Landing Mall

landing_photoBlock & Co. began upgrading the lighting in their portfolio of commercial properties with the complete retrofit of the Landing Mall.  BioStar replaced over 300 fixtures and over 1500 lamps in the center court, hallways, parking lots and Tres Bliss store with energy efficient LEDs.  Timers and dual switching add control and energy savings.

Simply updating to retail LED lighting gives the mall a stylish modern look, improving the customer experience.  Security staff appreciates the brighter light and better coverage in the parking lots. And building managers enjoy the 71% reduction in lighting costs that save them nearly $1 million over 10 years.  Project was completed with Landing Venture Associates, managed by Block & Co realtors.

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Project Partner: Light My Life, LLC

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Grace Church

Grace_ChurchWhen Grace Church began the expansion of their building, they knew they wanted their new facilities to have a modern and welcoming ambience.  Recognizing that high-quality LED lighting design would help fulfill this goal, they came to BioStar Lighting for their expertise.  BioStar’s team assisted in designing lighting solutions tailored to each space. The result is an elegantly modern church that guests delight in visiting. In addition to a modern look and feel, Grace Church also wanted an energy efficiency solution that would both benefit the environment and reward them with financial savings.  They discovered that LED lighting would significantly reduce energy use with a relatively small increase in their construction costs. The church will save approximately $476,000 on outdoor lighting costs alone before they have to replace a parking lot light!

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Roberts Chevrolet Buick

Roberts_Chevrolet_BuickThe car lot, service bays and parts department at Roberts automotive dealership had poor light coverage with multiple dark spots.  BioStar designed a solution that increased light levels and saved energy, even after the addition of several exterior area lights. Lighting costs in the upgraded areas were reduced by 60% due to the combined energy and maintenance savings.

For the showcase lots, BioStar selected LED area lights designed for automotive dealership front lines and exterior retail applications. These industry-leading lights feature technology that showcases inventory in vivid, color-balanced light.

In the service bays, simply upgrading existing lights to LED lights achieved the optimal light quality that allows technicians to work with precision without straining their eyes.

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US Toy/Constructive Playthings Warehouses

US-Toy-WarehouseWarehouse: Pleased with the retrofit of their offices, US Toy continued the lighting upgrades in their warehouse. By choosing a variety of warehouse LED lighting fixtures to meet their needs, the building now uses nearly 70% less energy, with an annual savings of 256,000 KWH, and an investment payback of less than 2 years.

The energy savings as well as the improvement in lighting color and brightness are remarkable when upgrading metal halide or high pressure sodium lamps. In the before photo, the contrast is significant between the daylight entering the building and the metal halide lamps.  After the installation, the warehouse LED lights match the lighting color temperature of natural light.

Watch the installation at US Toy’s office in this incredible time-lapse video!

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Planet Fitness

planet_fitnessPlanet Fitness is dedicated to providing the healthiest and most enjoyable environment for their customers. To meet this goal they realized they needed to increase light levels in their facility. LED lights have been shown to improve people’s physical and mental well-being, increasing energy levels because of their similarity to natural sunlight. BioStar was able to provide a cost-effective way to brighten the environment in the gym. Lighting costs were cut in half so the fitness center LED lighting upgrade will pay for itself.

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Basis Schools

basisBioStar has supplied energy efficient lighting to all 16 of Basis’ new school builds from California to New York since 2012. At first, the architect on the jobs specified traditional lighting.  Eventually, he saw that on average, each school is able to save about $25,000/year from reduced energy consumption, and a further $7,000/year in maintenance savings through avoided bulb and ballast replacement.  The LED lights use 60-65% less energy. Now the architect understands that energy efficient lighting in schools is a smart choice, and designs specify LED lights in all new builds.  BioStar supplies the whole lighting package, right down to the exit signs.

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U.S. Toy / Constructive Playthings Office

US_ToyOffices:

U.S. Toy improved the quality of light in their office while achieving a 64% energy savings. Their project earned them an award from the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge Interior Lighting Campaign.

(The project) supports US Toy’s ongoing commitment to sustainability including retrofitting our factories with energy-efficient lighting, controls, solar, and increased use of recycled packaging.

-Seth Freiden, CEO of U.S. Toy

BioStar upgraded over 450 LED lights in a weekend without disrupting business.  Employees were amazed to see the difference in light color and quality when they returned! BioStar Lighting’s flexible installation schedule combined with the fast and clean 1-minute installation of Orion Energy Systems LDR Troffer Retrofit lights make lighting upgrades easy for any business.

Watch the entire installation in 45 seconds in this incredible time-lapse video!

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Alameda Towers Condos

AlamedaProjectThe Alameda Towers Condos LED lighting upgrade greatly improved the color and coverage of light in the garage, while at the same time reducing the building’s lighting bill by nearly 165,000 kWh annually, for a payback period of 1.4 years.

The new CREE VG Series fixtures include dimming sensor controls that give the customer the ability to select which lights use a motion sensor to brighten when needed and which lights are on bright continually.

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Hallmark Garage at 2600 Grand

grand_smallThe second Hallmark garage retrofit at 2600 Grand resulted in an estimated 76% energy savings totaling a 639,000 kWh reduction per year. The project will be paid back in reduced energy bills in less than 2 years! Cree’s VG Series fixtures offer a brilliant aesthetic and energy savings. The programmable multilevel LEDs have enhanced controls, including multiple motion sensor settings. The difference in light quality can be clearly seen in the before and after photos.

 

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SERVPRO

ServProServPro’s warehouse was poorly lit with outdated T12s. BioStar replaced these with Award Winning Lusio High Bay LED Fixtures for warehouses. By including multilevel, programmable motion sensors and eliminating some unnecessary fixtures, BioStar’s solution eliminated over 80% of their lighting cost.

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Aeromotive Inc.

AeromotiveThe large room with high ceilings at Aeromotive’s new facility required high lumen lights with excellent coverage. The factory LED lighting allows technicians to work with precision without straining to see the fuel system products they are building, while saving energy.

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Watts Mill Plaza

The parking lot at Watts Mill Plaza in Kansas City had numerous dark and hot spots. Upgrading to Deco’s exterior LED parking fixtures gave the lot a more balanced, brighter light, while also experiencing more than a 60% energy savings.

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Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina

Since Salsarita’s is open daily and had some specialty lighting needs, it was important that they have long lasting high quality lighting. BioStar provided just the right LED Lights to fit their needs, while also reducing their energy costs.

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Town of Lancaster

The town of Lancaster, NY replaced 29, 400w Metal Halide light fixtures with Cree’s LEDway Series 210w streetlights in Westwood Park. These LED Light Fixtures are rated for 150,000 hours. This project reduced their energy consumption by more than 30,000 KWH, a 56% savings with a 2.9 year payback.

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Capello III Salon

Capella III is BioStar’s first customer, and have been Cash Flow Positive since day one. Capella’s had the need to brighten their Salon and the desire to save on energy expenses. BioStar helped them accomplish both by installing energy efficient LED Lighting.

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University of Buffalo

The University of Buffalo has the vision of what LED Lighting can do for them. With almost 290 buildings on multiple sites, energy savings is a top priority, along with eliminating the overwhelming man hours and expense of replacing bulbs. BioStar has completed multiple projects with U of Buffalo and is looking forward to helping them reach their lighting goals.

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Grantham College

Grantham College’s distribution center in Kansas City had unbalanced, inefficient T12 fixtures with very low light levels. Using Cree’s 5000 lumen CRLE, we completely redesigned the layout of their lighting and added additional fixtures

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Space Center Roadways – Kansas City

Space Center owns more than 2,000,000 square feet of storage facilities in the Kansas City area, including underground caves. In their Lee’s Summit location, BioStar retrofitted their cave roadway and parking lighting. Using Cree’s 50w 1×4 Light Engine, Space Center was able to eliminate their inefficient, T12 fixtures and dramatically improve the quality of light while reducing their usage by more than 225,000 KWH annually, a 60% savings. Space Center will see their ROI in less than 3 years.

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Space Center – Independence

Space Center owns more than 2,000,000 square feet of storage facilities in the Kansas City area, including underground caves. In their Lee’s Summit location, BioStar retrofitted their cave roadway and parking lighting. Using Cree’s 50w 1×4 Light Engine, Space Center was able to eliminate their inefficient, T12 fixtures and dramatically improve the quality of light while reducing their usage by more than 225,000 KWH annually, a 60% savings. Space Center will see their ROI in less than 3 years.

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National Cold Storage

NCS is located in the underground caves in Bonner Springs, making good lighting all the more important. With very high ceilings, zero-maintenance and longevity of the product was very important, which made Lusio’s High bay fixture a perfect candidate. With a TM21 rating at 208,000 hours, NCS can be assured that their lighting will not be an issue for many years to come. Lusio’s fixtures saved NCS more than 320,000 KWH annually.

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Lampen Engineering

Lampen’s office space was upgraded with Cree’s CS series linear fixtures as well as Cree’s CR6 LED down lights. Lampen was able to eliminate 43 fixtures, making their energy savings very attractive.

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La Frontera

La Frontera is an in-patient suicide prevention facility that replaced 321 2×4 troffers with Cree’s 44w CR24 LED troffer. The troffers used in this project were equipped with step dimming and motion sensors, which help maximize the life of the product. La Frontera saw an 83% savings, reducing their energy output by more than 160,000 KWH annually.

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GE Transportation Warehouse

This GE facility was using 400 watt MH with a hanging height of 30 ft. It was just as important to get a fixture with long life as it was to save energy. By selecting the Award Winning Lusio LED High Bay Fixture, BioStar was able to accomplish both goals.

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GE Transportation Plant

Located in South Kansas City, this GE plant has reduced their annual energy consumption by more than 450,000 KWH. The retrofit project included 454 8-foot T12 fixtures and 887 2×4 fluorescent troffers; Cree’s 1×4 Light Engines and Cree’s CR24 44w troffers replaced these fixtures. GE enjoyed a 4-year ROI and a 74% energy savings.

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Executive Suites & Services

Executive Suites and Services retrofitted their 2×4 fluorescent office troffers with Cree’s 22w CR22 LED troffers.

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Dent Laboratory

Dent’s goal was to eliminate the harsh fluorescent lighting for the comfort of their patients. BioStar installed an energy efficient and long lasting LED Fixture, and Dent could not have been more pleased. As quoted by Dr. Fritz “Frankly, everyone from patients, waiting family members and employees have commented on how much better they feel during their treatments because of the improved lighting”.

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Burd & Fletcher

A leader in manufacturing of containers for the retail food industry, Burd and Fletcher replaced 109 troffers in their office space. Using Cree’s CR24 LED troffer, they reduced their energy consumption by nearly 32,000 KWH, a 70% energy savings with only a 4-year ROI.

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Basis Schools Corporate Office

After enjoying the savings and lighting performance in their schools, Basis installed Cree fixtures throughout their corporate offices. This project saves nearly 50,000 KWH annually.

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Our LED lighting package for Assurant dramatically improved the quality of light and energy efficiency of their building. They experienced better light along with a 55% savings on their energy bill.

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Windham Seaside Resorts

Worldmark by Wyndham, a resort in Seaside, Oregon, retrofitted 294 metal halide structures in their parking structure with Lusio, Cree and Deco LED fixtures. BioStar was privileged to help kick off Wyndham’s global energy initiative, saving them more than 60% on their energy bill in Seaside, OR.

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One Park Place Condos

One Park Place’s parking garage was equipped with 144 T12 fixtures. BioStar replaced these inefficient fixtures with Cree’s 50w 1×4 LED Light Engines, equipped with motion sensors. Cree’s fixtures were 88% more efficient than the previous T12 fixtures, reducing their energy usage by more than 105,000 KWH annually.

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Mini Cooper of Tucson

Mini Cooper was opening a new location and needed a fresh look. BioStar provided them with Cree’s brand new 150,000 hour Edge HO, engineered specifically for Auto deals. This 1 LED Light Fixture replaces 2×1,000 watt MH and still saves 62% on their energy.

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Enterprise Car Independence

Enterprise understands the importance of having a well-lit parking lot for both functionality and marketing their brand. BioStar replaced 27 metal halide fixtures with Cree and Deco LED product, all of which were equipped with motion sensors and dimmer switches to maximize the lifetime of the products. In this location, Enterprise reduced their energy consumption by nearly 50,000 KWH with a 5 year ROI.

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Blue Springs Ford

Blue Springs Ford in Kansas City, MO, also serving Blue Springs, MO and Lawrence, KS is proud to be an automotive leader in the community. Since opening their doors, Blue Springs Ford has maintained their solid commitment to their customers, offering a wide selection of cars and trucks and ease of purchase.

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Aristocrat Motors

Aristocrat Motors is a luxury car dealership in Kansas City whose goal was not only to save energy, but also significantly brighten up their lot. BioStar installed Cree’s Edge parking lot light, which substantially increased the light output on their lot, while reducing their annual energy usage by more than 230,000 KWH.

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