Walmart Continues Energy Efficiency Plan with 1.5 Million GE LED Fixtures Now Installed

Walmart announced results of an extensive lighting program with Current, powered by GE at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show. As part of an ongoing commitment to energy efficiency, Walmart has now installed more than 1.5 million LED (light emitting diode) fixtures across more than 6,000 stores, parking lots, distribution centers and corporate offices in ten countries.
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TCP Recognized by Walmart for Excellence in Product and Supplier Performance

Technical Consumer Products (TCP), a leader in energy-efficient lighting, has been recognized by Walmart's supplier excellence awards for 2014 "Item of the Year" and "Supplier of the Year." TCP's Great Value 60 watt equivalent general purpose LED light bulb was the item of the year for Walmart's Hardlines category, which includes electronics, equipment and tools. TCP was also nominated as one of six finalists for the supplier of the Item Of The Year for its stores (Walmart stocks over 120,000 products).
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GE and Walmart Team Up for LED Lighting Transform on a Global Scale

Walmart announced plans today to purchase energy-efficient LED ceiling lighting fixtures for new supercenters in the United States, stores in Asia and Latin America, and Asda locations in the United Kingdom. The new fixtures will use 40 percent less energy than lighting sources historically used in stores, and will help further the retailer’s goal to reduce the kilowatt hour (kWh) per square foot of energy required to power Walmart’s buildings globally 20 percent by 2020. This is Walmart’s largest purchase of GE LED lighting to date, and the most recent example of leadership from Walmart and GE to find and scale innovative, energy-efficient lighting solutions.
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2013 Review: Walmart Effect Puts Pressure on LED Bulb Price

Starting next year, the U.S. government phase out of incandescent bulbs goes into effect in hopes of encouraging consumers to switch to more energy efficient lighting. Although consumers recognize the benefit of LEDs, the high prices are still hard to swallow. That however is all about to change with companies such as Cree and Walmart launching LED bulbs at cost-friendly prices. With prices as low as US $ 10, LED manufacturers are feeling the heat in the increasingly fierce price competition.
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GE and Walmart Team Up to Make Energy Efficiency More Accessible

Walmart today announced the launch of a Great Value line of LED lightbulbs for less than $10 in all of its U.S. stores, with the goal of making LED lightbulbs more accessible and affordable for consumers. The new line will be available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com. Building on a history of collaborative innovation between Walmart and General Electric (GE), the retailer will also offer a new, dimmable 60-watt equivalent GE LED lightbulb for less than $11.
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Walmart Stores in China Selected Honeywell for LED Lighting

Walmart has selected Honeywell’ s Ex-Or LED lighting technology for the retrofit of an additional 40 stores across China, which is worth approximately $12 million. Honeywell began to participate in the modernization and implementation of an energy-saving lighting program across China’ s Walmart stores in 2008, providing comprehensive LED lighting products including main floor, freezer, fresh produce, and outdoor billboard lighting. By installing Honeywell’ s LED lighting products, each Walmart store can cut its annual electricity consumption by aro...
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New Neighborhood Market to Feature Only LED Lighting by Walmart

Walmart will open its first store in the United States that utilizes all-LED lighting on the interior. The store, a Walmart Neighborhood Market, is located at 2111 N. Amidon, Wichita, Kan. The company said it expects to see a 40% savings on the energy-efficient lights, which also last at least six years beyond conventional lighting, reducing maintenance costs. "We are delighted to have all LED interior lighting in our newest Wichita store," said market manager Michael Overton. "This is part of Walmart's commitment to be a good steward of the e...
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