OPERATIONS

Wawa saves $1.2 million in operating costs with LED system from GE

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — A switch to LED lighting technology in its refrigerated coolers has resulted in combined energy and maintenance savings of more than $1 million annually for convenience store operator Wawa.

The new technology, Immersion from GE Lighting Solutions, has been installed in Wawa’s 600 locations across the Mid-Atlantic region, and has reduced refrigerated cooler/freezer electricity and maintenance expense by a combined 78% since its adoption.

Annual cost savings per store averages $2,000 — equating to $1.2 million across the Wawa chain.

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R.Ann says:
Aug-30-2012 08:45 am

The efficiency is something
The efficiency is something that should be mentioned as well. In the future LED lights will definitely replace everyday use incandescent lights not only because of its efficiency, but because of its cost effectiveness as well. With each passing day, they are only becoming more and more popular.

R.Ann says:
Aug-30-2012 08:45 am

The efficiency is something that should be mentioned as well. In the future LED lights will definitely replace everyday use incandescent lights not only because of its efficiency, but because of its cost effectiveness as well. With each passing day, they are only becoming more and more popular.

B.Masters says:
Aug-26-2012 02:23 pm

Terrific

It's great to see LED technology finally coming into it's own and offering real savings. Being in the industry, I was a little embarrassed at some of the "over marketing" in the beginning, when some companies were claiming savings over neon and cold cathode that weren't really there. The huge progress in recent years, particularly with the white LEDs, has finally jumped us to the point where the savings are undeniable, and don't have to be exaggerated.

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B.Masters says:
Aug-26-2012 02:23 pm

It's great to see LED technology finally coming into it's own and offering real savings. Being in the industry, I was a little embarrassed at some of the "over marketing" in the beginning, when some companies were claiming savings over neon and cold cathode that weren't really there. The huge progress in recent years, particularly with the white LEDs, has finally jumped us to the point where the savings are undeniable, and don't have to be exaggerated.

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bill
BrightLEDSigns.com

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