A company back then called MSi Solid State Lighting announced in 2010 a big LED announcement. They helped Macy’s go green lighting. Yes folks. They helped Macy’s make major strides in LED energy savings in 2010. Consequently they did this for their ongoing drive to reduce energy consumption. Thereby cutting waste as part of the company’s comprehensive energy program. Then combining it with sustainability and operating efficiency.
I mean If You Go Green Lighting in Your Macy’s then Go LED!
Then we see the future in certain stores to smart LED bulbs. Think folks since they do use at least 75 less energy. So the green is also cash savings on lighting in your home!
As written before and According to the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. LED lighting will save Americans more than $30 billion annually in electricity costs. It will cut lighting consumption in half by the year 2030. But there are more incentives to switch to LED lighting than just trimming your budget. According to The Climate Group, lighting accounts for 6 percent of our global CO2 greenhouse emissions. This figure is roughly equal to 70 percent of the CO2 emissions of the world’s passenger cars. Whether you want to save money, the environment, or both, there are easy and creative ways you can go green.
The company replaced about 117,000 traditional incandescent light bulbs. That’s most noteworthy in 86 Macy’s stores. All with new LED bulbs. What happened most importantly was energy use got cut by about 73 percent less energy.
Total energy savings are estimated at about 16,200 megawatts per hour every year, the equivalent of planting more than 65,500 trees.
The LED lamps have an expected life of 10 years yet mine are still going after 10 years. That’s also compared with less than one year for traditional bulbs. Thereby reducing landfill of those or fluorescent mercury disposal.
The conversion to LED was a simple matter of unscrewing and screwing in the new bulbs. The results were immediate and dramatic. Unlike hot burning halogen lights, the extremely efficient LED lights produce very little heat. So within hours of installation, store employees noticed a drop in the store’s temperature.
LED lighting produces savings that go far beyond just cooling cost. LED’s use a fraction of the power required by halogen spots while producing a clean, clear light that enhances product displays and merchandise.
Additional saving realized in the lower maintenance and replacement cost for LED lighting. The typical 60-watt halogen light burning 12 hours a day will need to be replaced approximately every six months. The new Macy’s LED lamps burning 12 hours a day will last for more than a decade.