Walgreens Installs Cree LED Lighting

June 26, 2014 By Kirsten Korosec

Cree_Retail_Walgreens_GoodyearAZ_011Retailer Walgreens has outfitted its 14,820-square-foot store in Goodyear, Ariz., with LED lighting by Cree.

The store is equipped with LED downlights, troffers designed to last 100,000 hours and linear luminaries, which are dimmable for additional energy management. The LED lighting

LED lighting will be rolled out to all of Walgreens new stores moving forward because of the success at the Goodyear location, according the Jamie Meyers, manager of sustainability at the retailer.

Earlier this year, Cree introduced a linear LED designed to replace the millions of fluorescent strip, wrap and industrial fixtures currently installed in North America.

The LED comes with multiple mounting options and lumen packages and can reduce energy consumption by more than 25 percent (calculated against a fluorescent two-lamp fixture – with lamp and ballast equal to 55 system watts – and based on typical commercial usage of 12 hours per day and $0.11 per kWh electric costs).

Photo: Walgreens

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