Eco-story provides more than 3,500 LED Lights to Ansara Restaurant Group

March 29, 2011
Date Announced: 29 Mar 2011 Portland, ME – March 29, 2011 – Eco-story, a leader in LED lighting solutions, today announced its partnership with Ansara Restaurant Group, one of Red Robin International’s largest franchise organizations. The project involved the installation of approximately 3,500 Eco-story LED lamps and is expected to achieve more than 1 million kilowatt hours of savings annually, which translates into more than $117,000 saved in utility costs per year. In addition, the switch to Eco-story’s LED lights will save about 524 tons of carbon dioxide annually, which is equivalent to removing about 100 cars from the road each year.Eco-story supplied Ansara Restaurant Group with LED par 20, par 30, and par 38 lamps for the interior of the restaurants and some exterior applications. The installation was complete in February 2011 and the restaurants are already realizing savings. Ansara Restaurant Group expects a return on investment in approximately 10 months from the installation. The majority of the stores will receive utility rebates and more than half received rebates of 50 percent of the lamp and installation cost. “We worked closely with Ansara to ensure they had a customized product that fit their need for high quality light and also offered energy savings,” said Bill Stauffer, co-founder of Eco-story. “It’s great to see the positive financial and sustainable rewards they have already realized in their stores since our installation.” Ansara Restaurant Group, based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, is a family-owned leader in the restaurant industry. The company was founded in 1961 and currently has more than 22 restaurants nationwide. Eco-story, based in Portland, Maine and with an office in Denver, has a strong track record of manufacturing quality interior lighting for restaurants, retail stores and hotels. Eco-story’s LED lights have proven to be a money-saver for businesses over traditional incandescent lamps, while retaining the look and ambiance businesses desire.For more information on Eco-story LED Lighting and its products, visit For sales inquiries, please contact Bill Stauffer at 207-774-9889 x101. About Eco-story Eco-story LED Lighting Solutions, based in Portland, Maine, was founded in spring 2007 on the premise that environmental improvements make strong economic sense. Due to improved technology and Eco-story’s high-quality, reverse-engineered product, companies no longer have to compromise quality and color to use LED lighting to save on utility costs. Eco-story’s LED bulbs are superior to traditional lighting bulbs, offering the highest quality of light on the market. Eco-story bulbs contain no mercury or harmful substances and can duplicate current lighting specifications. For more information, visit

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