Jun 022011
 

Walmart has been in the process of retrofitting parking lot lighting for years.  Their first full-scale test of using LED lighting in parking lots was back in 2008 at a store in Rogers, Arkansas.  Since then, they’ve been focusing on rolling out LED lighting in international markets (since those have the highest energy costs).

Here are before and after photos of an LED retrofit in a Guatemala City Walmart parking lot:

As you can see, LEDs offer visual benefits along with energy and maintenance savings. Since LEDs are highly directional, the light is better focused onto the parking lot ground, minimizing the effects of light pollution in the surrounding areas.

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Emily WidleEmily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.

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  • http://www.mhlighting.com Latonya Paddock

    Hi!

    I enjoyed this article a lot! Very interesting. We used it on our blog. check it out…http://blog.themhcompanies.com/walmart-is-rolling-back-energy-costs

    Thanks!
    Latonya

  • http://www.anllighting.com.au Amber Lighting Enthusiast

    I really enjoyed this article,it was very informative.
    The pictures also give a great visual display on how much LED’s improved the lighting.

    Led’s are fantastic there always growing and finding new ways to improve lighting.

    LED’s can last from 20,000 hours to 100,000, which is great as it saves us time changing the light bulb, there energy saving and environmentally friendly.They also reduce he cost of your electricity bills.

    LED’s come in a variety of styles depending on what you are using them for, whether it be an office environment,warehouse or your home.

    You can now dim certain LED’s to create a mood for example, if your having a romantic dinner for two, dim the lights down to give it that sexy,loving,comfort, romance feeling.

  • http://www.synergylightingusa.com Matt

    That is a pretty amazing before and after.

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