Case Studies

Graybar is more than an electrical supplies distributor. We've helped schools, industrial facilities, cities, healthcare facilities, and even airports save money by retrofitting their lighting systems. From kitting to lighting retrofits to automation and access control, Graybar provides intelligent energy solutions to save your business time and money. Learn how Graybar has helped other businesses by reading our case studies below and give us a call at 1-800-GRAYBAR to find out how we can work to your advantage.

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Graybar Case Study Listing

  • New LED Lighting System Boosts Employee Productivity and Satisfaction for Telecom Manufacturer Allen Tel

    Graybar provided a complete LED retrofit lighting solution for Allen Tel Products’ entire 65,000 sq. ft. facility—right down to the elevators. Not only did the new LED fixtures improve worker’s vision and reduce eyestrain, but the system immediately lowered Allen Tel’s monthly utility costs by $700 per month and qualified for Nevada energy rebates.


  • From Pain to Profit: Wire Management and Installation

    An electrical contractor was spending a lot of time managing wire pulls on the jobsite. Typical pulls would take 3-4 hours, but the Graybar SmartReel helped reduce pulling time to 35 minutes.


  • Property Management Company Cuts Costs by 75% with LED Lighting

    For an LED lighting upgrade in an older building, LPM Property Management partnered with Graybar.


  • Alabama Department of Labor Sees the Light

    An LED upgrade quickly demonstrated its potential value – to not just the offices, but the parking lot and the rest of the facility. With a projected 60,000 hour LED life, the ADOL can now focus on more important maintenance tasks instead of worrying about replacing lamps and ballasts.


  • New Tunable Classroom Lighting Technology Makes the Grade

    Tunable light is a new technology that allows you to easily change how warm or cool the light appears in a room. An LED lighting upgrade in one classroom quickly demonstrated how this new technology can not only save money and energy but can also enhance classroom activities.


  • Enabling Always-On Connectivity for Nearly Two Million Mobile Users at One of the Largest State Fairs in the Country

    Over the three-month installation period, the Graybar team provisioned and staged the sophisticated system at its Minneapolis Service Center. And Graybar’s Just In Time (JIT) delivery service made sure that the appropriate parts and materials reached the fairgrounds at the exact time they were needed.


  • Linn-Benton Community College Upgrades to LED Lighting

    Frequent light fixture and socket burn-outs are challenging enough on their own. But when light poles are 20-feet in the air and require a lift for change-outs, it’s not just challenging, it’s also costly and time-consuming. It didn’t take long for this simple exterior lighting upgrade to transform into a campus-wide LED lighting initiative.


  • Florida School District Revitalizes Classrooms with Graybar

    In 2014-15, the Sarasota County School District in Florida spent 24 cents per square foot less on energy than the state average. The district accomplished this by retrofitting over 2,100 troffers in one of the district’s middle schools. To get it done, the district looked to Graybar.


  • Famed NASCAR Track Becomes First Major Motorsports Facility with LED Lighting

    Martinsville Speedway, the only remaining track from NASCAR’s original circuit, was in the dark. Not only was the track unlit but the concession and common area lights needed an upgrade. Adding lights to the famed track had been discussed for years, but when one of NASCAR’s premiere events ended in near darkness the track owner knew it was time.


  • Graybar Helps Upgrade Lighting and Controls at Kansas City Manufacturing Plant

    Thanks to upgrading the metal halide fixtures and installing occupancy sensors, Heartland qualified for more than $190,000 in local utility rebates and expects an annual energy savings of approximately $90,000, resulting in an estimated payback of about two years.