Natural Grocers' Distribution Center

LED High bay lighting

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage required a two-fold solution for its distribution center. The goal of the health and nutrition-based business was to continue its mission to support the environment and minimize energy use while decreasing maintenance needs for this high ceiling space. The company installed GE's Albeo™ LED high bay lighting fixtures —chosen for their energy efficiency, ease of installation and customizable configurations.


Location:

Lakewood, Colorado see on map

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Date: 2014


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Our Customer

Lakewood, Colo.-based Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has been using environmentally sensitive materials since it began in 1955. With a mission to continue to support the environment and minimize energy use, it is only natural the supermarket chain would incorporate all-LED lighting in its distribution center.


The Expectation

Decades into its mission to support the environment and minimize energy use, Natural Grocers turned to GE's lighting business to reduce CO2 emissions and reduce maintenance and recycling needs.


Our Solution

Natural Grocers installed GE's Albeo high bay lighting—chosen for their energy efficiency, ease of installation and customizable configurations at its distribution center in Golden, Colo. Natural Grocers replaced 400-watt high intensity discharge (HID) metal halides without motion sensors with 157-watt Albeo ABHX-Series LED high bay lighting fixtures with motion controls.


Results & Benefits

Natural Grocers is experiencing a 93 percent energy savings and reducing overall maintenance needs.

Additionally, the rapidly growing company has installed GE's Albeo ALC3-Series linear fixtures in its retail locations. At each new store, GE customized the mounting scheme by configuring and matching different lengths of the ALC3-Series LED lighting fixtures to fit a variety of store formats and lighting layouts. Read the Natural Grocers' Stores case study.

“Using LED lighting rather than fluorescent or incandescent lighting saves energy and reduces maintenance and recycling needs, allowing us to focus on what we care about—offering the very best to our customers while reducing our impact on the environment,” said Kevin Stees, construction project manager for Natural Grocers.


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