A family-owned grocery that’s been serving clients since 1984, Lily Food Mart strives to maintain working prices low. When Energy Trust trade ally Green Life LLC approached Says Jeung, the market’s supervisor, he was desirous to learn about the advantages of LED case lighting.
It wasn’t lengthy earlier than the 10,000-square-foot market had changed all of the fixtures in its cooler, freezer and produce instances with LED technology, trimming yearly energy prices by an estimated $3,000. The better part for Jeung was that Energy Trust incentives enabled Green Life to chop the upfront value by $4,360, decreasing the shop’s out-of-pocket expense to solely $1,900.
“The entire process was painless,” mentioned Jeung. “Everyone worked around the needs of our business. We’ve already pursued more Energy Trust projects.”
In addition to saving energy, Jeung appreciates how the LEDs make the instances brighter and spotlight merchandise with glorious coloration. Because the brand new lights are cooler, the market’s produce enjoys an extended shelf life. “We also don’t have to change lamps or ballasts,” mentioned Jeung. “The labor savings are significant. We’ve definitely put our products in a better light, which can’t help but increase sales.”
Read about extra tales like Jeung’s in Energy Trust’s 2018 annual report.