Grocery stores consume a lot of energy: Here’s how you can save
If you own a grocery store, finding ways to save energy in your grocery store is likely one of your main goals. However, you may not be aware of all the ways you can meet this goal. Fortunately, there’s a company that can help you find the most effective energy-saving methods for your business.
Energy Optimization has been in the business of helping our clients save energy since 1995. During that time, our team has helped clients across the U.S. complete more than $750 million in energy optimization projects. Our team is proud of all we’ve accomplished in the past 24 years, but we’re just as proud of all the energy-saving services we offer. One service we’re proud to offer that can help you save energy in your grocery store is our LED retrofitting service.
Helping save energy in grocery stores is just one benefit LED retrofits offer
Our team knows LED retrofits are an effective way you can save energy in your grocery store. In fact, cutting-edge light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs use half as much energy per bulb as compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). They offer even more savings when they’re compared to incandescent bulbs. For instance, compared to a 60-watt incandescent bulb, LED bulbs use only 7 watts of electricity and produce the same amount of light. That’s 8 1/2 times the energy efficiency! Numbers like these make it clear that LED bulbs can definitely help you use less energy in your grocery store. However, there are other benefits these bulbs offer as well.
A second benefit that LED bulbs can offer you is a longer service life. Our team knows the current generation of LED bulbs are designed to function for between 20,000 and 50,000 hours. What this means is that these bulbs may last for anywhere from four to seven years if your store is using its lights between eight and 12 hours every day. The CFLs used in many grocery stores, however, are only designed to last about two-thirds as long, which means you’ll spend more money replacing CFLs.
A third benefit that you can take advantage of if you switch to LED bulbs is lower electricity costs for your lighting systems. As we’ve already established, LEDs use less electricity, and this means you’ll have to pay less money to operate them. For example, let’s say your grocery store uses its lights for 25,000 hours per year, and you’re paying your electric company $0.15 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the electricity your lights use. If you factor in the wattage used by CFLs, this means you’ll pay $169 for the electricity to operate one bulb. Using the wattage for an LED bulb, however, means you’ll now be paying $30 to operate one bulb. That’s a huge cost savings on just one bulb, but think about how much those savings will multiply when you factor in the huge number of bulbs your lighting system uses.
We hope we’ve helped you see how beneficial an LED bulb retrofit can be for your grocery store. If you’re interested in finding out how you can upgrade to a LED lighting system and save energy in your grocery store, you’ll only need to do one thing.
Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an appointment.