Cold storage company
installs Digital Lumens
Intelligent Lighting System
Dec 17, 2010 10:11 AM
United States Cold Storage Inc (USCS), one of the nation’s leading refrigerated storage and logistics companies, has selected and deployed the Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System in its Hazleton PA facility. Located 79 miles southwest of New York, Hazleton is an emerging distribution hub for the logistics industry in the Northeast.
Installed in the recently built, 88,000-square-foot addition, the new lighting system costs 3.5¢ per square foot per year, compared with 46¢ per square foot for traditional alternatives. With its low-kilowatt-hour consumption, the Digital Lumens system generates 93% less carbon dioxide (CO2) than traditional systems, and the LightRules lighting management software provides detailed operational reports on daily kWh usage and facility occupancy patterns.
“We aggressively pursue energy efficiency opportunities across all aspects of our operations as we strive to meet ambitious company-wide goals for reduced energy usage per cubic foot,” said Michael Lynch, USCS director of engineering. “When reviewing the options for energy-efficient lighting, we were drawn to the savings provided by the Digital Lumens system as well as its design. The rugged, industrial-quality LED fixtures are ideal for our demanding environments, while the LightRules management software provides key data that we can share across the organization.”
USCS worked with Groom Energy Systems, an energy efficiency consulting firm and Digital Lumens reseller, on the project, and expects a return on investment of 14.6 months. PPL, the local utility, provided the project incentive.
Digital Lumens develops LED-based Intelligent Lighting Systems that reduce industrial lighting-related electricity expenses up to 90% and transform lighting into a managed asset. The company incorporates custom-designed LED-based luminaires, integrated intelligence, sensors, and wireless networking into a single system.
For more information, visit www.digitallumens.com.
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