Welcome guest!    Login or Register

Macy's Continues LED Lighting Conversions Yielding Vast Savings

SHARE: Email to a ColleagueEmail Print This ArticlePrint Share on LinkedInLinkedIn Share on FacebookFacebook Share on TwitterTwitter

December 20, 2012

Macy’s has installed LED lighting in more than 800 department stores as part of its retrofit plan.

In the fall of 2011, the retailer said it plans to replace 1 million light bulbs over the next 10 years across its store network. As of September 2011, Macy’s had retrofitted 100 stores, which means 700 more stores have been upgraded in the past 15 months.

"We at Macy's, Inc. are believers in the value of LED lighting. Our company has installed about 1.1 million LED bulbs in more than 800 Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores across the country since 2010. This has helped us to cut the energy consumption used in lighting by up to 73 percent compared to the conventional bulbs they replaced," said Bill Lyon, Macy's vice president for energy management. "Investing in LED lighting has been a very smart decision from both a business standpoint and for its positive impact on the environment."

The conversion to LED was a simple matter of unscrewing old light bulbs and replacing them with new ones, but the results were immediate and dramatic, the company said, noting that unlike hot and high wattage halogen lights, LED lights use a fraction of the wattage and produce very little heat, lowering the amount of energy needed for air conditioning as well.

 

« View All Articles

Most Read

Guest Columns

Costs Savings and Innovation Revealed Using Big Data

Costs Savings and Innovation Revealed Using Big Data

How a national movie theater chain saves $20,000-plus in monthly energy costs making savvy use of ticket sales and occupancy data.

Source: Phoenix Energy Technologies

Options and Trends in EV Charging at Retail

Options and Trends in EV Charging at Retail

Approximately 150,000 EVs are sold annually and those numbers will increase as new models are introduced, yet there are only 6,000 public charging stations in the United States. Savvy retailers should take notice.

Source: Powerhouse Dynamics

Renewable Energy for Commercial Properties

Renewable Energy for Commercial Properties

Solar energy is a viable energy source for commercial and industrial buildings and the technology continues to evolve.

Source: Ecova

See All Guest Columns »

Press Releases