As Part of Commitment to Sustainability, U.S. Foodservice Deploys Orion Energy Systems LED Technology at Multiple Sites
As part of U.S. Foodservice's commitment to sustainable business practices, the company is completing a major lighting retrofit project that includes the installation of Orion's new LED lighting platform.
Designed for freezer applications and launched in June of this year, Orion's I-Frame configuration, reflector design, and adjustable optical lens have proven to provide superior performance in field tests, including a test at U.S. Foodservice's
In a freezer application, Orion's LED technology turns from completely off to full brightness instantly compared to traditional High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting which can take up to 20 minutes. Because of the LED lamp's ability to operate at extremely low temperatures, the fixture doesn't require an enclosure which results in more efficient light output in addition to making it lightweight and easy to install, saving money on installation and maintenance costs. In a freezer application, the life of Orion's LED fixture will exceed 100,000 hours.
"In addition to the substantial energy savings and 30 percent increase in light levels, the instant on/off feature of Orion's LED technology was attractive to us,"said
U.S. Foodservice will replace 400-watt High Intensity Discharge (HID) fixtures with 150-watt Orion LED fixtures. The actual number of new fixtures installed will be 15% less than what is currently installed. The dramatic reduction in watts consumed, coupled with the InteLite® control system, is expected to decrease the amount of electricity the food-service distributor uses in its freezers by 1.5 million kilowatt-hours a year, while at the same time increase light levels by 30%.
The LED platform is the newest addition to Orion's suite of products and technology that delivers energy savings without compromise. All products are designed to save customers money, while reducing electric load on the grid.
U.S. Foodservice began deploying Orion technology in 2009. To date, the company is reducing its energy consumption for lighting by 30-million kilowatt-hours and saving
Orion has deployed its energy management systems in 6,128 facilities across
U.S. Foodservice is one of the country's leading foodservice distributors, offering more than 43,000 national, private label and signature brand items and an array of services to its more than 250,000 customers. The company proudly employs 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide who are poised to serve customers beyond their expectations. As an industry leader, with access to resources beyond the ordinary, U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to neighborhood restaurants, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, hotels, government entities and other eating establishments. With approximately
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