October 21, 2014

Actions Services Group, a national lighting maintenance, sign maintenance and electrical services company, will provide scheduled lighting maintenance for Hancock Fabrics, a specialty retailer of crafts and fabrics.

September 26, 2014

Ace Hardware has saved an average of 81% on lighting-related energy use in its 1 million-sq.-ft. retail support center in Rocklin, California, since implementing a LED upgrade.

The upgrade, completed in October 2013, involved replacing 1,551 T5 fluorescent and 102 metal halide lamps with an intelligent LED system from Digital Lumens. The wirelessly networked solution reduced the cen-ter’s power usage per square foot by 39.56%, while improving light quality and illumination levels.

November 5, 2013

The first Walmart to be entirely lit with LEDs has opened, in South Euclid, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland.

October 1, 2012

Ikea said that it plans to sell only energy-efficient LED lighting by 2016.

June 29, 2012

Brookshire Brothers has launched a facility-wide lighting update, including in-store, parking lot, exterior signage and refrigerated case fixtures.

April 17, 2012

Energy efficiency is one of the key benefits of using LED lighting. But there are plenty of other reasons to incorporate LEDs into retail stores, Sally Lee, applications marketing manager for Osram Sylvania, told attendees at the session, “Spotlight on LED: Getting the Dirt on Rare Earth Minerals.”

April 17, 2012

Solid-state lighting took center stage at the SPECS Sustainability session, “LEDs: Perception and Reality.”

Speaker Leigh Savage, national accounts manager, GE Lighting, debunked many of the myths that surround LED lighting. They included:

• LEDs produce no heat at all. FALSE

• LEDs are more efficient than any other light source. NOT NECESSARILY.

• LEDs are still too expensive to use in retail applications. FALSE

October 7, 2011

Lighting Science Group is performing an LED lighting upgrade for Villa, the Philadelphia-based urban-inspired apparel and footwear retailer.

August 31, 2011

Cree has acquired Ruud Lighting, a supplier of LED outdoor lighting, at an estimated net cost of approximately $525 million.

July 21, 2011

Marks & Spencer’s new Simply Food in Sheffield, England, is its greenest store to date, incorporating an array of sustainable design and construction features.

June 20, 2011

Conserving energy just seems to come naturally to Staples Inc. The office supply chain’s embrace of energy-efficient technologies and practices throughout its facilities has won it a reputation as one of the retail industry’s leading green stars. Indeed, Staples was recently honored as the 2011 Energy Star Partner of the Year in Energy Management by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its leadership in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.


May 31, 2011

Mom’s Organic Market has opened its seventh store, in Timonium, Md.

April 22, 2011

Mall of America plans to replace 5,400 metal halide and high-pressure sodium fixtures in the parking ramps with specially designed new fixtures LED technology from Acuity Brands.

April 21, 2011

Macy's announced a series of initiatives to become a more sustainable company. The retailer will increase its use of energy-saving LEDs and solar power.

April 13, 2011

Over the next nine months, the GE Lighting Revolution Tour will showcase the future of lighting in 47 different U.S. and Canadian cities.

January 19, 2011

Denny’s Corp. has chosen LED lights from Cree as the preferred lighting standard for all its new and remodeled stores across the United States.

November 7, 2010

Walmart’s 22 stores in Puerto Rico are switching to GE Evolve LED Area Lights in...

June 22, 2010

Southern Imperial announced the release of the Allura LED Light Kits for under shelf and...

May 31, 2010

Cabela’s Inc. has long been an advocate of energy efficiency. But several years back,...

May 19, 2010

PowerSecure International announced that it has unveiled a new LED-based area light for utilities, and...

October 25, 2009

In an effort to boost foot traffic and sales, The Home Depot has kicked off...

September 30, 2009

The environmentally minded city of Austin, Texas, has gone a little bit greener with...

December 31, 2008

Lighting is a top priority of retailers across the board, particularly in today’s energy-conscious...