In order to reduce energy bills, GE Lighting, a part of
General Electric Company
), recently installed its Albeo linear lighting fixtures and LED
(Light Emitting Diode) high bay lights at the distribution center
and new grocery stores of Natural Grocers. Food and supplement
chain Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage replaced the entire
lighting system at their distribution center in Golden, Colorado
and various retail stores with these new LED lighting systems.
General Electric's Albeo linear lighting fixtures and LED high
bay lighting fixtures are much more competitive than conventional
light sources such as metal halides which have been in use. These
products offer the plug-and-play feature that eases out the
electrical needs, help to reduce contractor labor costs and speed
up the overall lighting system installation. The installation
included the flexible Albeo ALC3-Series LED lighting fixtures
which can be installed in various layouts.
The new LED lighting fixtures are innovative and redefine the art
of illumination with the styling, efficiency & performance as
required by the user. The high lumen output and high color
rendering index (CRI) of 90+ of the energy-efficient LED lighting
improve the visual appeal of the merchandise at Natural Grocers'
outlets. Environmental sustainability and recycling are also
major part of the food chain's philosophy. The shift to all-LED
lighting in its distribution center and grocery stores is a
visible approach to be environmentally sensitive.
The use of 157-watt Albeo ABHX-Series LED high bay lighting
fixtures with motion controls at the distribution center will not
reduce energy costs by 93% and trim maintenance costs. The new
LED lighting systems are expected to reduce Natural Grocers'
overall energy consumption by over 1.7 million kilowatt hours
(kWh) and energy costs by $193,000 annually.
General Electric is one of the most diversified technologies
and financial service corporations in the world. The company's
segments include Power & Water, Oil & Gas, Energy
Management, Aviation, Healthcare, Transportation, Home &
Business Solutions and GE Capital. GE Lighting develops
energy-efficient solutions in commercial, industrial, municipal
and residential settings.
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