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Puerto Rican grocery chain SuperMax plans to retrofit all of the lighting systems in its San Juan store with energy-efficient lighting solutions. The grocer is working with Energy Integration Solutions on the retrofit, which will use LED Tube Lighting from Atlanta-based Redbird LED.Total light fixtures to be retrofit include more than 1,800 LED T8 tube replacements.
“Supermax decided to install the total LED retrofit to address the poor lighting in the store and to lower the high energy consumption,” explained David Benavent, managing director at San Diego-based Energy Integrated Solutions. “This is one of the largest, complete LED retrofit to date in a retail store in the U.S.A. SuperMax chose to replace not only the ceiling lights, but [also] all cooler, freezer, display case lighting and prep areas with the Redbird LED tube lighting solution distributed by EIS.”
According to Redbird, the projected cost saving from the reduced energy consumption and cooling loads is more than $170,000 per year. LED Tube Lights have a projected life of more than 50,000 hours, which should deliver a total savings to SuperMax of over $1 million.
San Juan-based SuperMax operates 11 stores in Puerto Rico, and plans to open at least one new supermarket every year over the next five years.