BioStar works with NET Lighting to work on quick-serve restaurant LED lighting projects

Dec. 4, 2015
Helping QSRs Cut Energy Use and Costs with LED Lighting

BioStar Lighting's New Program Makes Sustainability Easy & Affordable

Kansas City - BioStar Lighting has entered the Quick Service Restaurant market with a bang as a result of their recent partnership with NET Lighting, an LED project development group based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. NET Lighting brings to the partnership a strong background working with QSR franchisees to lower energy costs.

BioStar is already working with franchisees from KFC, Taco Bell, A&W Restaurants, Arby’s, Dunkin Donuts, and Subway, with plans to expand to many more local and national groups.

The Question Is No Longer Why -- The Question Now is How

The idea of LED lighting is not new in the QSR market; franchisees recognize that LED lighting will lower electricity and maintenance costs and will give their stores a fresh, modern look through an increased quality of light.

Though they understand the benefits of LED lighting, many franchisees face the challenge of how to find the capital to execute across their locations. BioStar has introduced the new EnergyShare program to solve the question of how. EnergyShare is designed for multi-location franchisees to easily roll out an LED lighting solution across their portfolio of properties with no upfront costs, keeping projects cash flow positive from day one. The program includes an operating lease financing option.

LED lighting uses 50-80% less electricity than traditional lighting. The lights last up to 100,000 hours, with average lifetimes of 10+ years in a QSR environment, so they are virtually maintenance-free. The combination of energy and maintenance savings often reduces restaurant lighting costs by at least 75%, eliminating thousands of dollars in expenses per store. These savings more than pay for the cost of the upgrade.

Ray Aley of White Management operates over 25 stores of different brands in upstate New York. He recently decided to upgrade to LED Lighting with BioStar. According to Ray, “In addition to the cost savings, I love the clean look of LED and how it gives my stores more vibrancy. It was an easy decision to work with BioStar to upgrade the lighting in my stores. They are a trusted partner with a program that made the project simple.”

The BioStar Lighting team is pleased to open the door to the Quick Service Restaurant industry, adding it to their extensive list of commercial markets and allowing BioStar to make an extraordinary impact on the nation’s energy use.


Laura Lockton Van Meter - BioStar Lighting, Turnkey LED Lighting Solutions, A Division of BioStar Renewables