The Energy Star-qualified LED lamps now lighting GNC retail display shelves are approximately 80 percent more efficient than the halogen bulbs they replace, are fully dimmable and have up to 50 percent greater light output than competing products. GNC has an estimated 2600 company-owned stores in the US and Canada.
|Inside GNC store.|
Based on a 50,000 hour lamp life, reduced maintenance cost and lower cooling costs relative to the halogen bulbs, GNC estimates that the lighting upgrade will pay for itself in one to two years.
"Lighting is the low-hanging fruit in reducing energy consumption: it accounts for 22 percent of the United States' energy use and up to 60 percent of the power used in commercial buildings," said Jim Haworth, chairman and CEO of Lighting Science Group. "Our Energy Star-approved LED bulbs offer a rapid and practical path for businesses to significantly reduce their lighting maintenance, replacement and energy costs."
GNC has participated in other green initiatives over the last year including LED installation at its Pittsburgh headquarters, building-wide lights-out programs during non-business hours, using paper and plastics with recycled content, and better printer-document management techniques.