MINNEAPOLIS — Target here is installing an LED lighting system from GE Lighting Solutions, Cleveland, in reach-in freezer and cooler door cases in 500 stores nationwide.
The energy-efficient lighting will cut energy use in display cases by approximately 60% compared with older fluorescent systems, said GE. Target converted 150 stores in 2009 and plans to convert an additional 350 stores in 2010. The LED systems will be used in new and remodeled stores going forward.
"We continue to find ways we can increase energy efficiency and pilot new technologies. Efforts like these, which help reduce one of our largest operating expenses, also curtail our impact on the environment," said Target Vice President Tony Heredia.
The LED system operates at 29 watts per door, compared with an average of 73 watts with the existing fluorescent lamps, and will be installed in over 55,000 doors. Target will see additional savings due to the integration of motion-activated occupancy sensors for the majority of the display cases.
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