February 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Wellington, Fla. - LED Source®, the leading North American LED lighting solutions provider, has created a new custom LED lighting solution for popular Houston-based, Pinot's Palette - a pioneer of the popular "paint & sip" concept that puts a new spin on an entertaining night out. LED Source designed and implemented a new LED lighting system that reduces energy and operating costs while providing better light quality and a comfortable atmosphere for franchisees and customers alike.
Pinot's Palette used LED Source's National Accounts Partner Program to craft an LED lighting solution specific to their needs. The program ensures that LED Source will be the company's single point of contact for their entire system. Pinot's Palette previously used traditional halogen lamps, which sent energy costs soaring and emitted extra heat. LED Source created a solution utilizing state-of-the art LED lamps that reduced energy costs by 82 percent while cooling the physical atmosphere inside the location. Customers are now able to create art in a more pleasant environment with improved light levels.
Lighting industry veteran Marcel Fairbairn and his partner, Gavin Cooper, a world-renown lighting designer, founded LED Source in 2005. The company's National Accounts Partner Program was created to provide multi-unit businesses and franchise systems consistency throughout the entire supply chain process, while maintaining a centralized point of contact for LED lighting solutions. The program provides clients with a single go-to company for procurement, design services, product development, financing, project management, rebates and incentives.
"LED Source was able to meet and exceed my expectations with their quick turnaround and experience," said Charles Willis, co-founder and president of Pinot's Palette. "We are rolling out this lighting solution to franchisees across our system. Our customers are in love with the ambiance the LED lighting has created."
One of the first new Pinot's Palette locations to utilize the LED lighting plan was in Naperville, Ill. The lighting will be installed in all new locations and is also being rolled out for all currently existing franchise locations.
For more information about LED Source and their National Accounts Partner Program, visit www.LEDsource.com.
Founded in 2005, LED Source is North America's first and only franchisor of LED lighting. The company supplies LED products to a variety of spaces, and specializes in design, support, development, project management and financing through its Retrofit, Architectural and Entertainment divisions. LED Source began franchising in 2009 and has since opened 15 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company opened its first location in the Caribbean this year, with further growth planned on the islands over the next few years. LED Source expects to add 12-15 franchise locations in 2014 and long term goals plan for a network of 150 franchise offices throughout North America and the Caribbean within three years.
Pinot's Palette is a pioneer of the "paint & sip" experience -- a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. With over 65 locations across the country and new locations popping up, Pinot's Palette is one of the fastest-growing Paint and Sip franchises in the country. Guests enjoy a no-experience required art class—all supplies included--directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern, and creative ideas to their events, Pinot's Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community.
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