Light Efficient Design LED retrofits update Monte Carlo Resort and Casino's Street of Dreams

June 26, 2014
Light Efficient Design, a premier source of high quality LED retrofit lighting solutions, today announced the successful completion of an LED retrofit project in the busy "Street of Dreams" retail area of the Monte Carlo Casino and Resort.

"We're proud to collaborate on this sustainability win for MGM Resorts, which has such a strong track record of corporate responsibility," says Tim Taylor, President and CEO of Light Efficient Design.

Monte Carlo, one of 10 MGM resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, replaced 96 500-watt halogen lamps with 50-watt LED lamps in a retail area covering 8,950 square feet. The dramatic decrease in watt usage has created tremendous energy savings.

The energy savings have in turn created cost-efficiency, another goal of the project. Resort management estimates that project payback has been achieved in less than four months. "It's an amazingly quick recovery," says Chris Magee, Executive Director of Sustainability for MGM Resorts International.

The Street of Dreams is the retail centerpiece of the Monte Carlo Casino and Resort. Magee worked closely with Curtis Saunders, Account Executive for NEDCO Supply, and Tim Taylor, to identify Light Efficient Design's LED-8045 as the right LED retrofit product solution for the space.

The LED-8045 met critical criteria for the resort, including providing LED retrofit lamps that allow the resort to maintain the original fixtures and lighting design of the shopping area. The UL certification that Light Efficient Design's lamps carry also reassured Magee that the lamps would meet the regulatory criteria.

In addition, Light Efficient Design worked with Magee to develop custom color lamps with a warmer white that contribute to an improved customer experience.

"The new lamps not only save wattage, they have enabled us to brighten up the area without dramatically changing the look and feel of Street of Dreams," notes Magee.

The LED retrofit has successfully reduced energy consumption while maintaining the comfort and ambience of Street of Dreams, which is the gateway to CityCenter in the heart of Las Vegas. CityCenter, the largest sustainable development in the world, is owned by MGM Resorts and Infinity World Development, a division of Dubai World.

About Light Efficient Design
A division of TADD, LLC, Light Efficient Design was founded as a supplier of quality LED retrofit products with a focus on the Electrical Distribution channel. Light Efficient Design's product line includes LED for HID screw-in retrofits, as well as niche products such as PL, Candelabra, and Linear. Light Efficient Design supplies a full line of LED products to meet commercial, industrial and municipal demand.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International is a leading global hospitality and entertainment company that develops, builds and operates unique destination resorts, designed to provide a total resort experience. The company operates 23 resorts, including destination resort brands such as Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and the Mirage in Las Vegas, as well as The Signature, Excalibur, Luxor in New York. MGM Resorts operates the iconic CityCenter, a hotel, convention, retail and dining complex at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. MGM Resorts has consistently ranked among the top 500 of Newsweek Magazine's listing of green companies and has been recognized by PR News as an Overall Leader in CSR practices.


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