Restaurant chains leading with LED lights

LED retrofit will include 125,000 lamps in all 827 corporate Chili's and Maggiano's restaurants.
Written by Heather Clancy, Contributor

Apparently, the parent company of the Chil's and Maggiano's restaurant chain is going LED. Brinker International is in the process of installing more than 125,000 exterior and interior LED lamps from Eco-story at all 827 of its corporate-owned restaurants. Those lights are, in turn, based on technology from Cree, a publicly traded LED company that has been posting admirable growth. Based on a test of the LED lights in 10 stores, Brinker said that it expects to save $87 per store per week, which would be approximately $3.7 million in electricity savings for the year. An important consideration was the color of the lights: Apparently, traditional LEDs can cast a bluish color. What food do you know of that blue that you don't associate with some decadent dessert or cocktail?

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