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  • An Energy Efficient Three-in-One: Sensor Switch WSX D Dimming Occupancy Wall Switch

    Constantly changing energy codes can leave you stuck with outdated equipment, requiring a host of switches, sensors, and powerpacks to remain compliant. The WSX D Dimming Occupancy Wall Switch by Sensor Switch simplifies your electrical installation by combining dimming, occupancy sensing, and photocontrol features into one efficient device. Save money and stay ahead of changing energy codes with the easy-to-use WSX D Dimming Occupancy Wall Switch. Learn more.

    07/05/2016

  • Acuity's LSXR Fixture Mounted Sensor with Interchangeable Lenses

    Acuity's Line Voltage Fixture Mount Sensor (LSXR) provides passive infrared (PIR) occupancy detection with a radial coverage pattern. Learn more.

    05/12/2016

  • Sensor Switch Ceiling Mount Sensors

    CM family sensors utilize 100 percent digital Passive Infrared (PIR) detection and are available with several lens options, providing flexibility for multiple mounting height and coverage pattern requirements. Dual technology (PDT) occupancy detection can also be added as an option for applications where occupants are stationary for long periods of time.

    05/11/2016

  • DMW2 LED from Lithonia Lighting

    How many contractors does it take to install a four-foot fluorescent fixture? Best-case scenario, two or more. That adds up to time and resources diverted away from more fruitful applications. Clunky fluorescents aren’t exactly turning heads these days either. Clearly, standard fluorescent fixtures are much less efficient than their slim-profile, energy-saving LED counterparts. That’s where Lithonia Lighting’s DMW2 LED comes in. Read more.

    05/03/2016

  • Simple Solutions from Acuity Controls sPODMRD Dimming Switchpod

    The push-down Dimming Switchpod Series of wall stations from Acuity Controls​ interface with standard Sensor Switch product line occupancy sensors to provide simple and cost effective solutions for commercial and residential lighting applications. Read more.

    03/10/2016

  • Holophane's New Phuzion LED High Bay Replaces 1,000-Watt HID

    The Phuzion PHZL LED high bay from Acuity Brands Holophane​​ is your single LED replacement for up to 1,000-watt HID, delivering consistent light levels well beyond traditional lighting and more light at higher temperatures than other LED high bays. ​​​ Read more.

    02/26/2016

  • Acuity Controls Visible Light Programming App

    Acuity Controls​ photocontrol sensors are now even easier to calibrate with the new Visual Light Programming (VLP) sensor option and your smartphone. Using VLP enabled sensors with the new Acuity VLP App aids in complying with ASHRAE and other local code requirements for photocontrol sensor programming. Learn more.

    01/11/2016

  • BLT Series Low-Profile LED Troffer

    The BLT Series from Acuity Brands Lithonia Lighting® is your best-in-value ambient lighting solution for commercial projects. This luminaire features the popular center-basket design, volumetric distribution and an extensive selection of options and configurations. Read more.

    11/12/2015

  • Acuity Brands Sensor Switch Wireless Occupancy sensors

    Sensor Switch Wireless Occupancy sensors are available with Microphonics dual technology so you don't have to compromise performance for convenient installation. Sensors are also available in small motion standard range and large motion extended range digital PIR motion detection. Read more.

    10/28/2015

  • Lithonia Lighting TWH-LED and TWP-LED Upgrade with DLC

    Due to the creation of a new "Specialty" DLC category, the TWH-LED and TWP-LED are now DLC qualified and will be eligible for utility rebates. Learn more.

    09/29/2015

Case Studies

Graybar Lighting Case Studies

Learn how Graybar can save you maintenance time and energy costs on lighting by reviewing one of our case studies below.

 
  • Graybar Helps Bring Intelligent Lighting to the City of Hudson

    After upgrading the lighting, the city expects an annual energy and maintenance savings of approximately $54,336, including savings from dimming low traffic roadway and parking lot areas, while still meeting Wisconsin Department of Transportation guidelines for street lighting.

    06/21/2016

  • LED Lights Bring New Look to Long-Term Care Facility

    The LED upgrade at Northgate Facility is expected to deliver an estimated annual electric cost savings of $19,610 and benefited from a $35,040 utility rebate.

    05/05/2016

  • Graybar PowerSmart Helps Asurion Maximize Cost Savings with LED Upgrades

    Asurion expects an annual operating cost savings of $37,000, in addition to a substantial utility rebate from Tennessee Valley Authority. Thanks to the lighting upgrades, light levels of the parking lot have increased, while wattage readings show an overall 76 percent energy savings.

    04/20/2016

  • Graybar Helps Commerce Bank Invest in Outdoor Lighting Upgrades

    With the upgrade to their lighting and lighting controls, Commerce expects to save more than $75,000 annually in energy savings, with an average payback of four years with maintenance savings. Commerce also benefitted from approximately $50,000 in Ameren utility incentives.

    03/17/2016

  • Graybar Upgrades Parking Lot Lighting at Corporate Facility

    The new LED fixtures are projected to reduce annual energy consumption by 31,556 kilowatt hours. The McGraw-Edison LED fixtures are expected to last 10 years with little or no maintenance required, resulting in an estimated $15,000 in maintenance savings over that period of time.

    12/29/2015

  • Graybar PowerSmart Helps Reduce Energy and Maintenance for Greenville Health Systems

    Thanks to the lamp upgrades, the expected annual energy usage for the GHS boiler room was reduced from 105,960 kWh to 38,106 kWh. Greenville Health Systems expects to save approximately $34,394 in annual operating costs, with a 60% reduction in greenhouse gases.

    12/10/2015

  • Graybar Helps Panduit Upgrade Lighting System

    The 1,700 new fixtures installed at Panduit’s DeKalb facility provide a 61 percent wattage reduction and are expected to decrease Panduit’s maintenance costs by approximately 50 percent.

    10/26/2015

  • Graybar Helps Country Club Enhance Member Experience

    Thanks to the LED lighting upgrades, Forest Hills expects a first-year energy savings of approximately $10,862, which would result in a five and a half month payback, and projected 10-year energy savings of approximately $143,133.

    10/15/2015

  • Graybar Brings New Light and Energy Solutions to Powell Hall

    By installing the new fixtures, the Symphony is projected to save more than $15,000 in energy savings and more than 40,000 total watts after one year of use. Overall, the project is expected to save the Symphony more than $200,000 over the next 10 years, with the longest payback on investment taking only 10 months.

    07/30/2015

  • Chicago-Area School District Lights Up its Learning Environment with LED Luminaires

    Graybar assisted with re-lighting 480 classrooms across 14 campuses with integrated LED lighting and controls from Acuity Brands. With the new energy efficient lighting, there was an immediate 40 percent reduction in wattage used, which resulted in dramatically lower energy costs – even when classroom lights are left on.

    07/14/2015

 

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