Low-Heat Fiber Optics Lights Up Various Departments

Last year, a test of fiber-optic lighting in refrigerated display case doors at an Albertsons store in Fullerton, Calif., demonstrated that fiber-optic technology consumed one-third as much energy as traditional fluorescent lighting while providing comparable luminescence. Since then, Supervalu, Minneapolis Albertsons' parent has ordered the technology for all 120 refrigerated doors in the Fullerton

Last year, a test of fiber-optic lighting in refrigerated display case doors at an Albertsons store in Fullerton, Calif., demonstrated that fiber-optic technology consumed one-third as much energy as traditional fluorescent lighting while providing comparable luminescence.

Since then, Supervalu, Minneapolis — Albertsons' parent — has ordered the technology for all 120 refrigerated doors in the Fullerton store, and other retailers such as Brookshire Grocery Co. have retrofitted refrige

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