PanelTEK LLC Case Study


Annual Cost Savings


Annual kWh Reduction

105 Tons

Annual CO2 Reduction

124 Acres

of US forests annually
*Based upon the Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator,
PanelTEK LLC case study before and after led lighting

PanelTEK provides quality industrial electrical control panels and customer-focused engineering services to manage unique industry needs safely, efficiently, and reliably.

We have about half the shop done right now. The new lighting is a night and day difference – everything is just brighter! I have had a couple employees comment that the new LED lighting is like viewing things in high definition. The quality makes it easier for everyone at PanelTEK to do their jobs.

Mark Kallas, President


Originally the plan was to increase the lighting in some areas of the 28,000 square foot panel assembly facility with more fluorescent light fixtures, which the facility currently had installed. Instead, PanelTEK opted for a broader LED solution, choosing Orion for their reputation and quality product. Once the Orion team visited PanelTEK’s facility and provided a full Return on Investment (ROI) calculation, President Mark Kallas exclaimed, “When we found out the payback for the LED lighting investment would be under a year, it was a no-brainer to upgrade our entire facility with 20,000 lumen LED fixtures. It was a great decision!”


PanelTEK installed 104 Harris LED High Bay Star Line, Gen 1 fixtures. The LED lighting solution is expected to generate a financial savings of $10,945 over the year, with an annual energy reduction of 134,460 kW. The Star Line was chosen not only for energy savings, but also its advanced motion control capability. Taking advantage of the control solution available with the Star Line, motion sensing sensors that control the operation of the fixtures based on the amount of activity in the area were selected. At the facility, the fixtures’ dip switch setting was custom configured to dim to 50% if there is no movement in the area after thirty minutes, turning off completely if there is no motion for an hour.