Lily Market, Portland
Estimated annual savings: $3,000
A family-owned grocery that’s been serving customers since 1984, Lily Market strives to keep operating costs low. When Energy Trust trade ally Green Life LLC approached Says Jeung, the market’s manager, he was eager to learn about the advantages of LED case lighting.
With Energy Trust incentives, it wasn’t long before the 10,000-square-foot market had replaced all the fixtures in its cooler, freezer and produce cases with LED technology, trimming yearly energy costs by an estimated $3,000.
“The entire process was painless,” said Jeung. “Everyone worked around the needs of our business. We’ve already pursued more Energy Trust projects.”
In addition to saving energy, Jeung appreciates how the LEDs make the cases brighter and highlight products with excellent color. Because the new lights are cooler, the market’s produce enjoys a longer shelf life. “We also don’t have to change lamps or ballasts,” said Jeung. “The labor savings are significant.”
According to Jeung: “We’ve definitely put our products in a better light, which can’t help but increase sales.”