Gelson’s Chooses Intelligent Lighting Backed with Advanced Controls, Analytics, & Reporting

Gelson’s Chooses Intelligent Lighting Backed with Advanced Controls, Analytics, & Reporting for Santa Fe Springs Distribution Center

Quality, efficiency, and employee welfare are top priorities for Gelson’s, one of the premier supermarket chains in the United States. With those objectives in mind, the Intelligent Lighting System from Digital Lumens was the clear choice when considering solutions for their 214,849 ft2 distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, California, and one that would also allow them to meet sustainability initiatives and comply with California’s Building Energy code (Title 24).


Santa Fe Springs, CA

Industry Application

Food/Consumer Packaged Goods

Installation Environment

Distribution Center: Ambient Warehouse & Refrigeration

Facility Size

214,849 ft2 (19,960 m2)

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  • Measure and validate energy usage in support of utility incentive program
  • Maximize energy savings beyond simple LED offerings
  • Title 24-compliance
  • Maintain productivity with no disruptions to day to day operations
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Intelligent lighting control energy use and cost savings reports helped qualify Gelson’s for a utility incentive from Southern California’s Advanced Lighting and Control Systems Program.


Digital Lumens’ intelligent lighting control provided detailed operational insight, highlighting occupancy trends that a 154-camera system could not capture.

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The Intelligent Lighting System offered control and dynamic response that reduced Gelson’s lighting-related energy use by 82%.

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The new system is compliant with Title 24, the standard for building energy efficiency as mandated by California’s Energy Commission.

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Gelson’s moved to a new facility with more than twice the square footage. Centralized and advanced controls allow for zero disruptions to daily operations during installation and maintenance.


We’re able to run a smarter, more efficient business under Digital Lumens’ intelligent LED system. Not only has it helped us to meet and exceed important sustainability initiatives, but we also qualified for a significant utility incentive.

- Robert Corbett, Director of Distribution at Gelson's

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