The new system was designed as the result of a partnership between BJ’s and International Light Technologies (ILT) to develop a new lighting system ideally suited to BJ’s environment to replace the company’s existing fluorescent fixtures with more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective solutions. The lighting system uses green technology to reduce energy consumption and maintenance requirements while avoiding the hazardous waste issues associated with fluorescent lighting.
The new system will help reduce BJ’s carbon footprint while avoiding mercury disposal issues. The new LED lights are also more durable than the previous fluorescent bulbs and less likely to break during installation.
The company also recently announced it would be installing several solar photovoltaic displays at stores in New Jersey and Massachusetts.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets recently undertook a similar retrofit of its LED refrigerated case systems, while PowerSecure International announced two new products specifically designed at that niche.
Target is also expecting that its new LED lighting systems, which are being installed by GE, will results in a reduction of display case energy use to about 10.7 million kWh a year, down from 26.6 million kWh now.