Durham, N.C. -- When Walmart Neighborhood Market in Mt. Pleasant, Wis., opens later this year, it will join the small but growing ranks of stores that are lit entirely with LEDs. The chain is installing LED technology from Cree, including more than 400 linear luminaires (CS18), for illumination – from the sales floor and pharmacy to restrooms, vestibules and backroom areas. Cree LED lighting will also be installed in the parking lot and exterior areas of the store.
Walmart estimates that CS18 suspended luminaires, designed for low maintenance and long life, will save approximately 30% in energy costs compared to interior fluorescent lighting. Lasting more than three times longer than standard fluorescents, the luminaires will also enable significant maintenance reductions and energy savings for the store.
The high-efficiency CS18 suspended LED linear luminaire uses approximately 30 percent less energy s. The CS18 luminaire will bring an extraordinary combination of performance, aesthetics and optimal light distribution to the sales floor of the Mt. Pleasant Walmart Neighborhood Market.
“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, SVP for Walmart operations. “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.”
Added Christopher Ruud, VP global sales, lighting, Cree: “The Mt. Pleasant location will be a great showcase of the benefits of LED lighting for the full customer experience – from the parking lot to the aisles.”