The Supermarket and Grocery Store industry makes up the largest food retail channel in the United States. There are over 38,000 supermarket stores in the U.S. A significant operating cost for these stores is the electricity used for their lighting. In some cases, grocery lighting is on 24 hours a day. Many grocery chains are actively converting their fluorescent linear lights over to LED tubes. As a leader in linear indoor retrofit lighting, Espen Technology is now becoming a major TLED solution provider to the grocery store industry.
Some of the grocery chains that have recently relied on Espen’s TLED’s are: Safeway, Kroger, Raley’s, Charlie C (NC & SC), Roundy’s (WI & IL),
The most common TLED retrofits that the grocery store industry is seeking from Espen include: Fluorescent 4′ T8s to LED Type A T8 lamps, plus updating electronic ballasts; Fluorescent 4′ T5’s to LED Type A T5 lamps, plus updating electronic ballasts; Fluorescent 8′ T8’s to 4′ LED Type B T8 lamps, using an 8′ to 2×4′ retrofit kit.
According to John Clancy, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Espen, “We’ve seen a steady increase in the grocery chain projects. They appreciate that Espen is a focused leader in linear LED retrofits, as well as the expertise and breadth of solutions that Espen provides to their stores. The energy and maintenance savings have become both cost effective and compelling.”
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