Johnny Janosik World Furniture in Laurel, Delaware is ‘The Longest Furniture Store on the Eastern Shore'. When management decided to switch to LED illumination for its 180,000-square-foot facility, the company conducted a seven-month evaluation of several competitive LED offerings. The home furnishings seller sought the fixture that best solved its exacting formula for lumen output (the total amount of light emitted by a source) and foot-candle intensity (the amount of light that actually falls on a given surface).
GE Lighting hit the mark with energy-efficient lamps that will yield $120,000 in savings, while setting a beautiful tone for showroom merchandise. GE's Energy Smart® 12-watt high-output LED PAR30 long neck lamp replaced 4,000 75-watt halogen spotlights. Although the LED lamps produce approximately 30 percent fewer lumens than comparable incandescent and halogen options, advanced optics concentrate light on the target, diminishing wasted extraneous light.
Several hundred linear fluorescent fixtures in the superstore were also upgraded with GE's 28-watt T8 Ecolux® UltraMax® lamp which matches the color temperature of the new PAR30 LEDs. The overall quality and light level uniformity of GE's complete showroom solution even allowed Johnny Janosik to eliminate a number of fluorescent fixtures while keeping others switched off, further lessening total energy consumption.
Results & Benefits
Project payback, including utility cutbacks and rebates, will be realized in less than one year. Accounting for combined electricity and maintenance savings, Johnny Janosik has softened the annual impact to its lighting budget by more than $120,000 with GE LED technology.
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