SCS Energy Solutions Corporation’s lighting division has replaced fluorescent and HID interior and exterior lighting with solar state LEDs at 25 locations of the AZ convenience store/gas station chain. SCS also provided a more efficient approach for lighting of beverage and freezer coolers and merchandise displays, according to the company.
The press release says that significant efficiency and cost gains will be made. The legacy equipment used 1,703,819 kWh per year with a cost of $260,069. The upgrade will reduce usage to 472,813 kWh per year and cut costs to $59,101. That represents a 77 percent reduction in costs for the chain.
The next step in the evolution of lighting is the move to smart LEDs.