Chain stores are notorious for their large consumption of energy, in fact, energy is the fourth largest in-store operating cost for U.S. retailers. Out of this energy use, approximately 11% of a facility’s costs are spent on lighting according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Lighting is an important component of the customer experience; after all it’s what helps retailers highlight displays and properly showcase product to customers so as to create a better shopping experience that helps drive sales and revenue. For these reasons, it’s critical to maintain a well-lit facility – even if that means a facility may shoulder greater energy requirements.
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