Wal-Mart Lights Entire Store With LED

MT. PLEASANT, Wis. — Wal-Mart Stores [3] has equipped a Neighborhood Market here with LED lighting to illuminate the entire store interior — from the sales floor and pharmacy to restrooms, vestibules and backroom areas — as well as exterior areas and the parking lot.

The LED lighting, including more than 400 CS18 LED linear luminaires, is supplied by Cree, Durham, N.C. Wal-Mart estimates that the LED lights will save approximately 30% in energy costs compared with interior fluorescent lighting. In addition the CS18 LED lights last more than three times longer than standard fluorescents, said Cree.

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“Cree LED lighting will help us advance our sustainability goals while reducing the cost of operations and also giving our customers a pleasant shopping experience,” said David Redfield, senior vice president for Wal-Mart operations, in a statement. “Reducing energy consumption is the right thing to do for our natural environment, for our customers and for our business. Ultimately, the cost savings allows us to deliver on our commitment to everyday low price.”

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