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Regional grocery chain Bi-Lo reduced its lighting energy consumption by 80 percent in a test store by replacing its traditional lighting with LED fixtures.
Maudlin, S.C.-based Bi-Lo, which operates more than 300 stores throughout the Southeast, originally used 18 39-watt metal halide fixtures, which had 816-watt measured draw, 6.8 amps and120 volts, to light its product sections.
These were replaced with Prescolite’s AKT6LED, which was created specifically for supermarket produce and retail applications, and is designed to offer less glare and higher levels of contrast in the merchandising space to enhance the presentation of merchandise. Twelve 13.8W LED fixtures were installed, which have 156-watt measured draw, 1.3 amps and 120 volts.
In addition to the energy savings, Bi-Lo expects to save on maintenance, as well: according to Spartanburg, S.C.-based Prescolite, the AKT6LED track head provides 70 percent average lumen maintenance at 50,000 hours.