Florida Bank Makes Investment with LEDs

Wauchula State Bank uses LEDs to bring its exterior lighting up to code and save money in the process.

Wauchula State Bank in Florida needed new site lighting to meet state illumination requirements, and Southeast Lighting & Design’s LED lighting was the first place the company turned.

“We were committed to LED because we knew it was more efficient, and we knew we would be able to get a lot more consistency out of it,” said Toby Sapp, Wauchula State Bank maintenance technician.

The banking group is in the process of transitioning its eight Central Florida branches to 100% LED lighting, and Sapp said Southeast Lighting & Design has been nearly flawless in helping it achieve its mission so far.

“Southeast Lighting & Design is easy to work with and has a representative we can reach out to and have on the phone and present usually within minutes, not hours,” Sapp said. “Southeast Lighting & Design stands behind its product and gives us a level of confidence we are very much in need of.”

Since starting work with Wauchula, Southeast Lighting & Design has updated the parking lot lighting at multiple branches to ensure it meets the safety requirements of customers and regulators. Southeast Lighting & Design has also installed LED lighting under several of Wauchula’s canopies and provided wall pack lighting for drive through facilities. In all cases, Southeast Lighting & Design has provided photometric plans to ensure Wauchula has the foot candles on the ground it needs.

“The customer and Sapp knew what they wanted in terms of light quality, and we knew how to get them there,” Southeast Lighting & Design Technical Manager Graham Brown said.

Southeast Lighting & Design has also provided interior lighting for Wauchula, and Sapp said the company has exceeded his expectations on all dimensions.

“Whenever we have the opportunity, we have recommended Southeast Lighting & Design to others in the area,” Sapp said.

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