Tipsy Spa and Salon

Located in Wellington, Florida, Tipsy Spa and Salon has established quite a name for itself. For owner Barry Biondo, it is all about making sure his clients are treated to the “ultimate beauty and whole body spa experience.”

THE SAVINGS

Lighting Energy

$1,396

Air Conditioning Energy

$465

Maintenance Materials and Labor

$445

Recycle/Disposal

$13

Total Annual Savings:

$2,321

Overview

The ultimate beauty and whole body spa experience

Located in Wellington, Florida, Tipsy Spa and Salon has established quite a name for itself. For owner Barry Biondo, it is all about making sure his clients are treated to the “ultimate beauty and whole body spa experience.” The experience begins as friendly and courteous employees greet the patrons as they enter. Customers can let the daily stresses melt away as they enjoy a few hours relaxing and rejuvenating beyond their expectations. Being one of the first spas and salons to serve alcohol, clients can indulge in a Chocolate Kiss Martini or one of Tipsy’s Signature Cocktails as they get a manicure or pedicure. Music lovers can watch the latest music videos on the 6 Plasma screens located throughout the salon. Open 7 days a week providing luxurious spa services until late in the evening, at Tipsy’s it is all about relaxation and enjoyment for the body and soul. Exceptional customer service and rejuvenation is a must for every client. Whether you are looking for the trendiest hairstyle or just want to treat yourself to a massage, the professionals at Tipsy are there to meet your every need.

Time for a change

Lighting is one of the most important components in creating the ultimate spa and salon atmosphere. Owner Barry Biondo stated, “Our clients and staff began to comment about the heat emitting from the halogen track lighting in our salon. It created an uncomfortable environment and the yellow light from the bulbs produced a false hue when coloring hair. The track heads also did not provide enough direct light when either cutting hair or doing a manicure or pedicure.”

LED lighting makeover

To solve the drawbacks of poor and inadequate lighting, it was essential to provide the right LED lamps for the project. Throughout the salon, several key locations were experiencing dark spots and shadows due to failing bulbs.

Tipsy’s lighting mainly consisted of:

20 PAR30 Halogen bulbs at 75-Watts each
6 Incandescent floodlights at 65-Watts each
18 MR16 Halogen bulbs at 50-Watts each

The LED lighting experts at LED Source® worked with Barry to ensure that all of his lighting requirements were met. After a thorough evaluation, the new Toshiba E-Core LED lamps were the product of choice.

The LED lighting retrofit consisted of:

26 PAR30 4000K lamps at 16-Watts each
16 MR16 lamps at 7-Watts each

The savings

Prior to the retrofit, Tipsy was utilizing 2790-Watts in lighting energy. With the new LED lighting now only consuming 528-Watts, this has resulted in a savings of 80% in their lighting energy costs.

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