Grocery Store Exterior LED Lighting Case Study: 480V HID to LED


Customer Profile:

Since 1968, Cub Foods has been bringing more to your table by providing the best grocery value to our customers. We trace our beginnings to an idea that redefined grocery retail in the Midwest — Consumers United for Buying…

We view consumers as the driving force behind our business goals and strategies. Cub continues to offer the premier value for consumers’ dollars.


Cub Foods had been utilizing 277V-480V metal halide and high pressure sodium fixtures for their exterior lighting. As with any HID source, as time went on the lights became dim and ongoing lamp/ballast maintenance was an issue. Cub understood that upgrading their exterior lighting was just as important as the interior lights within, and were looking to transform their outdoor lighting with a new LED solution.


Before: 400W 480V HPS Fixtures


During LED Install


After: New LED Area Lights


There are few visual changes in lighting as drastic as going from 2200K yellow high pressure sodium to 5000K LED. The look of the new Cub exterior lighting now jumps out at customers and also provides an enhanced level of security and safety throughout the entire parking area. Light levels increased by 25% while saving 72% on energy from the old HID source. Payback was set to be achieved in 2 years.


  • Reduced Energy Usage
  • Increased Light Quality
  • Increased Light Levels
  • Improved Quality Control
  • Longer Lasting Products = Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Light Level and Color Uniformity
  • Consolidated Product
  • Enhanced Image
  • Reduced Environmental Impact
  • Leveraged Rebates

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