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Apparel Retailer Distribution Center

Columbus, OH

The Situation:

Major apparel retailer in Columbus, OH looking to invest in new lighting to replace the existing commonly used fluorescents opts to use energy-efficient LED Lighting to create a more even distribution of light and provide improved clarity when reading labels on boxes. Customer also wanted to eliminate maintenance in two pick modules which was costing them approximately $70,000 in replacement lamps as well as four hours of maintenance labor per day.

The Solution:

FSC Lighting’s L8500 LED Strip Kit was chosen to replace both the F96T8 standard and F96T8HO fixtures throughout in two pick modules in their online fulfillment center, slashing the operating costs while enhancing the visual appeal of their vertical racking.

FSC’s 50 watt L8500 Series LED Strip, this major retailer will use 3,451,700 fewer kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, an annual savings of approximately $272,684 in energy. Annual energy cost savings coupled with the maintenance savings and a utility rebate produced a project simple payback of 2.4 years (based on a utility rate of $0.079 kWh).

Annual Energy Savings

Annual Energy Cost Savings

 Existing Replacement
 TECHNOLOGY Fluorescent LED
 SYSTEM 2L 8 Foot T8 Strips LED Bar Strip
 TOTAL SYSTEM ENERGY USAGE (watts) 185 and 110 50
 CONTROLS None Occupancy Sensor
 TOTAL ANNUAL kWh  4,392,500 948,800

FSC helped this apparel retailer save 70% on energy costs and improve the working environment with more even distribution and clarity of light.