• 26-JUN-2013

Walgreens Uses Acuity Brands Lighting to Conduct First 100% LED Retrofit

Walgreens Uses Acuity Brands Lighting to Conduct First 100% LED Retrofit

Walgreens​ selected LED lighting from Acuity Brands​ to improve customer experiences and reduce energy usage in its 15,900 square-foot Buffalo Grove, Illinois store. The Buffalo Grove location was previously equipped with traditional fluorescent fixtures on the sales floor and metal halide fixtures in exterior soffits.

On the interior, Walgreens installed RT Series LED luminaires​ from Lithonia Lighting® throughout the sales floor. Additionally, Z Series LED Strip lights were installed in the vestibule, and for architectural downlighting, Ecos™ Square LED downlights from Gotham® were installed in the pharmacy. Acculamp® PAR38 LED lamps​ were installed in the track lighting throughout the facility. Walgreens also installed VAP ARCHWAY™ PASSAGE™ LED​ luminaires from Lithonia Lighting in the back stock room. On the building exterior, CSX LED luminaires​ were used for energy savings and quality illumination.

“Approximately 25 percent of the total energy spend for all of Walgreens is on lighting,” said Menno Enters, Walgreens Director of Energy and Sustainability. “The Acuity Brands products are exceeding our expectations. As we fine tune our lighting design using LED fixtures, we will be able to reduce energy consumption even further and create a more visually appealing environment.”

The lighting renovation not only reduced energy costs, but also helped Walgreens save on maintenance. The Buffalo Grove store has reduced its service calls from monthly to an as-needed basis. Additionally, LED lighting improved the retail environment.

“The improved light quality gives our customers a more comfortable shopping experience,” said Enters. “It is a very natural light that reduces eye strain for customers and employees alike.”

For more information about LED lighting solutions from Acuity Brands, please visit www.acuitybrands.com​.