Convenience stores looking for energy efficient tips for controlling costs and to save money on operating costs should start examining their cooler and lighting expenses, in addition to the lighting inside the coolers—for simple ways to save big bucks.

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Canastota, N.Y.-based Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, which has 85 stores in upstate New York, has been including LED cooler door lights inside its stores, as well as in the forecourt, under the canopy and inside the cooler doors, as it adds new locations.

Energy Efficient Tips for Controlling Costs 

“We’ve added LEDs outside to the last 3-4 new stores, and we’ve gone back to a number of older stores and updated the cooler door lighting with LED fixtures to eliminate the florescent bulb— it puts a nice light on the cooler,” said Nice N Easy’s Executive Vice President Peter Tamburro

“The LED lighting itself is, at least in the frozen case, actually a nicer, more consistent lighting,” Webster said. “It holds up better over the long term, and it’s also a cooler lighting. Not only are we saving on the fact that the LED isn’t using as much energy, but the freezer doesn’t have to work as hard to offset the heat the light is producing.

Energy Efficient Tips for Controlling Costs

“The LED lighting itself is, at least in the frozen case, actually a nicer, more consistent lighting,” Webster said. “It holds up better over the long term, and it’s also a cooler lighting. Not only are we saving on the fact that the LED isn’t using as much energy, but the freezer doesn’t have to work as hard to offset the heat the light is producing.

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