Albeo's award winning high bay cuts lighting energy 95% in Dole's Atwater cold storage warehouse
(Boulder, CO) November 2, 2009 -- Albeo Technologies Inc., a leading LED lighting manufacturer, announces the retrofit of a Dole cold storage warehouse with Albeo's award winning C-Series solid-state high bay. Dole, the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, replaced 400W metal halide fixtures with Albeo C-Series High Bay fixtures. Light levels nearly doubled in the cold storage warehouse with the fixtures mounted at 28 feet and temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Albeo's high bays with integrated motion sensors delivered 95% energy savings.
"Cold storage with sub-zero temperatures is a demanding environment for lighting," said David Shankel, Engineering Director at Dole. "There is continuous activity inside the warehouse moving and staging product. To maximize worker productivity, safety, and energy efficiency we require high light levels with no start delay, and motion sensors. We selected Albeo's High-Bay because it was the only solution that met our needs."
"Independently certified by LM-79 testing, Albeo's C-Series High Bay surpasses any fluorescent, HID, or other LED solution available for efficacy, light output, and low temperature performance," said Paul Winker, Product Manager, Albeo Technologies, Inc. "The lifetime of our LEDs in a motion sensed cold storage environment can be measured in decades, making our product the obvious choice for any value-minded customer, especially progressive industry leaders like Dole."
Since the Dole installation in January of 2009, Albeo has upgraded the C-Series High Bay to deliver over 13,000 lumens at 175 Watts. Optics for racked isle warehouse applications provide optimized horizontal and vertical light distribution.
Albeo Technologies, Inc. manufactures high quality, long-lasting LED lighting products for commercial and industrial facilities. Albeo's products include: Atmosphere(TM), Brilliance(TM), and Talea(TM) LED Lighting solutions for cove, display, and task lighting, SecurityLED(TM) fixtures for high-abuse applications such as transit, correctional, and institutional facilities, Albeo's award winning C-Series(TM) LED light fixtures for general lighting, plus T8LED Conversion Kits and Troffers for office and school lighting applications. Details for the entire product line are available on Albeo's website at www.albeotech.com.