CKE Restaurants, Inc. (CKE) operates popular U.S. regional brands in quick-serve restaurants including West Coast-favorite Carl’s Jr.® The company owns 40 percent of its restaurant locations while the rest are franchise-owned. When company-owned Carl’s Jr.® in Carpinteria, California was remodeled, CKE looked for ways to improve lighting performance while achieving the efficiency necessary to meet the state’s aggressive Title 24 requirements for exterior lighting. Additionally, the location required zero light trespass on neighboring properties — a standard that is on the rise in residential and business zoning across the United States.
To meet the mandates, Juliann Rogers, energy manager for CKE, decided to compare LED and metal halide luminaires before making a purchase decision. Her goal was to find the most energy-efficient product that provided the desired application level lighting performance.