“This retrofit is expected to create 80% reduction in electric demand for Best Buy Stores”
Best Buy has made a commitment to replace 35,000 50 watt halogen lamps with 6 watt MR16 LED Lamps. The initial rollout of 3,150 lamps for 50 stores started in September 2010 and national rollout for all Best Buy Stores is expected to be completed by June of 2011.
“Macy’s expects the retrofit will reduce the company’s energy consumption by 73 percent”
Plans are underway with Macy’s to RETROFIT 117,000 Halogen based lights with highly energy efficient LED Lamps. Going from 43-watt halogen lamps to 17-watt LED lights is expected to provide the same Lumens with considerably less energy use. The new Accent Lighting LED bulbs will be custom-made by Philips.
“LED light retrofit saves $4,200 per month for just one of 330 stores”
Furniture Row owns 330 specialty furniture stores under various brand names. In this case 11-Watt Cree LED lights replaced 250 highly inefficient 90-Watt halogen bulbs. Between all of the stores employees were spending 15 hours per week just replacing bulbs. These lights are rated to last 50,000 hours. That means that these lights should operate for 17 years burning 8 hours a day seven days a week.