Tonkin Auto Group

Bringing maintenance savings to light


As many companies experience when purchasing lighting solutions from a lamp wholesale company, Tonkin Auto Group had to constantly contend with failing bulbs and ballasts. Unsure how to navigate the murky waters of different lighting vendors and technologies, this perpetual upkeep drained the employees’ valuable time. Tonkin met with several other lighting companies before coming to Pacific Energy Concepts, and grew skeptical of those who didn’t care to understand the specific needs of their business.


We worked closely with the Tonkin team to run multiple 3-D simulations with a variety of manufacturers and technologies to create an objective analysis and evaluate the performance of all options. The client decided on high-power automotive LED lights, with dimmed lighting during off hours to maximize energy savings. We also incorporated a comprehensive wireless system that could be controlled and monitored remotely by a single user. This innovative technology cut down on maintenance time – and also gave ownership more control over energy use.


financial impact
Financial Impact
  • Annual Energy Savings $157,753
  • Expense Covered by Incentives: $284,583
  • Rate of Return on Investment: 2.9 years
  • Increase in Light Levels 130%
Environmental Impact
  • Displaced Capacity: 1,320 KW
  • Displaced Energy: 1,807,179 KWH

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