Leading Furniture Retailer Finds Significant Cost and Energy Savings by Converting to LED Lighting
Rooms To Go, America's #1 independent furniture company, has recently completed an effort initiated in 2010 to convert 115 of its retail stores to LED lighting. The switch to energy efficient 16-18 watt LED track lamps from the 60 watt halogen track lamps previously in use by the retailer has resulted in an average overall store energy savings of 35-45 percent with a project investment payback in less than 12 months.
In addition to the significant reduction in energy usage from the switch to LED lighting alone, Rooms To Go has also been able to further reduce energy consumption by selecting a wider optical beam-spread for the LED lamps, using a 25 degree angle instead of the 12 degree angle employed for the halogen lamps. This change has not only provided a more even lighting effect but has allowed Rooms To Go to decrease the number of lamps per store by as much as 10 percent, resulting in further energy savings. And since the LED lamps produce less heat, a decrease in air-conditioning demand has contributed to increased energy efficiency as well.