Arrow Furniture Hits the Mark with Cost-Cutting In-Store LED Lamps from GE Lighting, Saving $23,000 Annually
With four furniture stores in Toronto and more than 40 years of
Furniture is dedicated to shopping the world over to bring customers
the best traditional and contemporary furnishings. The retailer recently
selected energy-efficient LED lamps from GE Lighting to replace halogen
bulbs in its stores. After all installations are finished early next
year, Arrow will stand to save $23,000 annually as the result of using
232,000 fewer kilowatt hours (kWhs) of electricity to illuminate its
GE's LED retail lighting solution emphasized the true color of merchandise better than competing lamps according to store management. (Photo: General Electric)
“We looked at different types of energy-saving lighting including LED
options for about three years,” said Israel Adud, operations manager for
Arrow Furniture. “Many products were offered to us but none of the bulbs
were sufficient to light the merchandise on the floor.”
Toronto-based distributor Mercor Lighting introduced Adud to a new LED
lamp from GE Lighting. GE’s LED Retail PAR38 lamp consumes just 17 watts
of electricity compared to the 90 watts used by Arrow Furniture’s old
halogen bulbs. More important, the lamps’ light output, color
consistency and uniformity met Adud’s exacting standards for in-store
With assistance from Mercor, Arrow Furniture has already retrofit 345
LED PAR38 lamps at one of its Greater Toronto Area (GTA) stores.
Installations at a second same-size location, as well as two larger
stores housing 550 fixtures each, are to be completed by spring 2013.
Arrow Furniture’s smaller stores will each reduce their annual
electricity use by 44,746 kWhs thanks to the new lighting, a nearly
$4,500 savings based on 12 hours of operation a day and $.10 kWh rate.
The company’s larger stores, meanwhile, will save approximately 71,000
kWhs and $7,100 each.
Totaling its four GTA locations, Arrow Furniture’s switch to
energy-efficient LED lighting soon will yield a $23,000 annual cost
GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to
develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light
their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential
settings. The business employs about 15,000 people in more than 100
countries, and sells products under the Reveal® and Energy
Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion ™,
Infusion ™, Lumination™ and Tetra® commercial
brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on
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