Case Studies

Read a sampling of our success stories by clicking on a link below.

  • 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.


  • Graybar Brings Surveillance System to UNA Campus

    UNA contacted Graybar to discuss surveillance camera systems for the campus parking deck as well as the library, science and courtyard areas. The cameras will provide the university with an additional investigative tool and the surveillance footage will also be routed to the UNA Police Department and stored.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Graybar Helps Duncan Aviation Perform More Efficient Plane Maintenance with Lighting Upgrades

    By replacing metal halide fixtures in three hangars with LEDs, Duncan Aviation has managed to improve footcandle levels from 75 fc to 100 fc. The GE Albeo fixtures are expected to provide more than $15,000 in annual energy savings in the three facilities. Additional savings will be found through diminished maintenance needs due to the rated 100,000-hour life of the Albeo fixture compared to a 20,000-rated life of metal halides.


  • Graybar Helps Rauhorn Electric Light the Detroit Metropolitan Airport

    The new lighting fixtures are estimated to reduce annual energy consumption by more than 7,345,000 kWh, resulting in 66 percent energy savings with an anticipated overall energy and maintenance savings of approximately $1.2 million annually.


  • Graybar PowerSmart Provides Turnkey Lighting Solution to Texas Parking Lot

    After switching lighting from CFL to LED, the corporate campus expects to save approximately 261,513 kWh (or $20,290) annually in energy costs, or approximately $43,230 annually in total energy and maintenance savings. The estimated payback period is about three years and has sparked interest for additional upgrades.


  • Graybar Helps Shed New Light on the World's Best Collection of Motorcycles

    High energy costs and maintenance concerns led Barber Museum to begin looking for a new lighting solution to replace the thousands of halogen lamps throughout the museum. After lamp replacement, the museum expects to save more than $62,000 in annual energy costs.


  • Graybar Helps Differentiate North Carolina Auto Dealership with Lighting Upgrades

    With the lighting updates, McKenney Chevrolet expects an energy reduction of 80 percent and combined annual energy and maintenance savings in excess of $50,000.