O'Malley Beverage brews up efficiency with lighting from LED Source

Sept. 25, 2014
O’Malley Beverage reduced lighting energy use by 82% with LED Lighting
The History

O’Malley Beverage is a locally owned distributor of premium brand beverages. The Anheuser-Busch wholesaler in Lawrence has been locally owned and operated since the end of prohibition.

In 2005, Kevin O’Malley and Pat O’Malley purchased the Anheuser-Busch wholesaler business from Classic Eagle Distributing. Having a long history in beverage distribution, the O’Malleys’ welcomed the opportunity to further expand their enterprise.

The Challenge

O’Malley Beverage is a loading dock with high ceilings and outdated metal halide lamps that are difficult to replace. In addition, workers had to adjust from the low light levels in the dock, to the refrigerated storage,where light levels are higher.

O’Malley Beverage wanted to turn their challenges into opportunity. They decided to work with the LED Source Lawrence team to maximize savings while improving lighting output, provide uniformed light that maintains output over time, and reduce overall operating expenses.

Brewing Up Efficiency with LED Lighting

The team at LED Source Lawrence replaced 52, 400W metal halide luminaires with 34, 114W LED high bay luminaires. The new LED fixtures reduced lighting energy by 82% or 88, 191 kWh annually. The new high bay luminaires will last approximately 70,000 hours before needing replacement. It is estimated that O’Malley Beverage has reduced their annual maintenance cost by $1,084 and lowered lighting energy costs by $8,466. Total estimated annual savings is $9,550.


Narmin Dhanani, Marketing Manager - LED Source

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