Project Description

The Project

When Metro Ford learned it could save more than it would spend to light its lots with new outdoor LED fixtures, the Port Coquitlam based auto dealer struck a sweet deal with Metcalfe Lighting.

Lighting in a car dealership is extremely important for a few reasons, dealerships have a lot of inventory, so they’ve got to make sure the vehicles are safely displayed outside. Secondly, dealerships use lighting to capture your attention as you’re driving by. And third, the light must represent the color of the vehicle properly. A lot of lights out there can make a car’s color look wrong especially high pressure sodium fixtures with their yellow colour which are currently installed at the location, and that really affects the customer experience in a very bad way.

The Solution

LED Area Light fixtures drawing between 150 and 437 watts will replace predominantly 400- and 1,000-watt high-intensity discharge (HID) and high-pressure-sodium fixtures at the Metro Ford dealership.

Our comprehensive outdoor LED lighting solution includes pole-mounted fixtures and wall packs attached to buildings, bathing the lots in crisp, white, uniform light.

Results & Benefits

Metro Ford’s five-year lighting expense will be discounted by nearly $126,120 as the result of using 205,000 fewer kilowatt hours (kWhs) while virtually eliminating upkeep for years to come. Combining energy and maintenance reductions, the lighting swap will save Metro Ford nearly $25,000 a year (based on a $0.11 kWh rate and 12 hours of operation a day).

“It’s a decision that every dealership will eventually have to make, and you’re better off doing it now and getting the benefits that exist today that may not exist in the future. We looked at it as a pure savings scenario and that’s why we’re excited to be the first dealership group to convert entirely to LED outdoor lighting.”

Contact an LED Lighting expert today for more information on LED Lighting and the best solution for your application.

Marty and his team did a great job converting our display lighting over to LED lighting. From the initial proposal, installation, Hydro rebate they made it easy. We are delighted with the improvement of the lighting of our display and have received many compliments.
Joe Boles, Dealership Operations Manager, Metro Ford, Port Coquitlam, BC

Metro Ford – Outdoor Car Lot LED Lighting Upgrade

After Phase 1 of the LED lighting upgrade at Metro Motors, this commercial LED project helped save a total of 205,000 kWh of energy annually.

Metro Ford – Metro Motors Ltd.

2505 & 2473 Lougheed Highway
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Canada, V3B 1B2

Project Details

Commercial Lighting
Energy Conservation
LED Lighting

Exterior Buildings

Existing Fixture: MH Wallpack 208W
Replacement Fixture: Snowball Classic LED 62W

Existing Fixture: MH Pole Mounted


HPS Pole Mounted


Replacement Fixture: LED Edge Area Fixture 437W
Wisdom LED Low Profile 150W
Annual Energy Savings 205,000 kWh