One of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, Graybar has thousands of men and women working at North American commercial and industrial lighting supplier locations. We specialize in the logistic support and supply of thousands of high-quality electrical supplies, as well as consulting on new projects. Graybar Kalamazoo proudly serves the Kalamazoo metro area as well as Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties in Michigan.
Over 30 percent of energy consumed in U.S. commercial buildings is used inefficiently. Graybar’s advanced technology and logistics can help commercial operators to control, monitor, report on, and reduce overall energy costs. The vast majority of our customers see up to a 45 percent return on investment in as little as two years. Our solutions not only save on energy consumption, but have been shown to reduce maintenance costs and improve productivity and safety.
Lighting accounts for over 20 percent of energy used in commercial buildings. In as little as two years, most commercial operators see a return on investment from a retrofit of their existing buildings. Swapping out old lamps and ballasts, installing new LED fixtures, and upgrading lighting controls is a simple yet extremely effective way to reduce lighting costs. Making use of intelligent control boards, occupancy sensors, manual and daylight activated dimmer switches, natural daylight sources, and time scheduling, we can help develop real solutions to help you save energy, time, and money.
When designing new building projects, many features can be integrated to improve the long term energy usage. Designed and implemented correctly, effective daylighting uses natural light sources to offset electrical loads and reduce operating costs. Further utilizing automated control boards and lighting control systems, rooms can individually be controlled by occupancy sensors, manual and daylight dimming, and time scheduling.
Of course, the lighting waste of yesteryear contains harmful substances like mercury. As is federally mandated, Graybar Kalamazoo electrical supplies takes pride in adhering to all rules and regulations regarding safe disposal of lighting waste. Keeping our planet’s resources sustained should be the goal of all commercial and industrial lighting suppliers.