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Continuing its commitment to reducing energy usage, regional independent Stater Bros. plans to retrofit the frozen-food cases in nearly all of its 166 stores with LED refrigerated display lighting, which it expects to deliver annual energy and maintenance savings of approximately $570,000.
The grocer is switching from fluorescent lights to GE’s 17-watt Immersion RV40 LED system.
“We’ve received great feedback from customers and store managers,” said Scott Limbacher, VP, construction and maintenance at Stater Bros. “Our managers tell us the new lighting really makes their products pop.”
According to GE lighting, by replacing 60-watt fluorescent lamps with the LED lighting, Stater Bros. will use 28,444 fewer kilowatt hours (kWh) per store per year, a savings of approximately 4.6 million kWh across the 163 participating stores, and equating to about $510,000 in annual savings. The long-life Immersion RV40 LED lighting system also contributes to an 80 percent reduction in maintenance costs -- totaling nearly $60,000 in savings annually.
San Bernardino, Calif.-based Stater Bros. operates 167 supermarkets in Southern California.