Green Bicycle Company Saves 85% in Lighting Energy Costs
with IoT-Based Lighting
Boston, June 23, 2015 — Digital Lumens today announced that Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), the largest and most widely known bicycle parts distributor to the cycling industry, outfitted its new Lancaster, PA warehouse and distribution center with Digital Lumens’ Intelligent LED Lighting System.
The 122,000-square foot facility is expected to save 85% on lighting energy costs annually over fluorescent alternatives and leverage the IoT-based solution for control and operational flexibility. The Digital Lumens system, comprised of smart, LED-based high bay fixtures — all with integrated sensors and a wireless network — provided a solution that seamlessly integrates with numerous energy efficient systems and sustainable building techniques.
“From the start of the new building construction, our goal was to create an all-around better building, keeping our employees and sustainability goals in mind. We knew we wanted to invest in quality systems, rather than spend time and money to improve them later on,” said Dave Smith, Site Manager at QBP East. “A high priority for us was to consume less energy from day one, using solutions that are natively efficient in both design and function. The Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System coupled with LightRules software fit that profile perfectly.”
After working with Digital Lumens’ representative, Illuminations, Inc., and electrical contractor, Lancaster Electric, Inc., QBP chose the Digital Lumens system for its energy efficiency, fully integrated occupancy and daylight sensing, and LightRules® lighting and energy management software. In addition to energy savings, the Digital Lumens system allowed QBP to reduce fixture count by 30%, cut half of the circuit installation labor costs, and eliminate lighting maintenance from the budget.
“It is an honor working with a company like QBP, whose business goals and values align so closely with ours,” said Jason Rakip, National Sales Director at Digital Lumens. “Their commitment to sustainable design, including a number of energy-efficient systems in their new East Coast facility, is reflected in their choice of intelligent LED lighting, which will help maximize energy savings across the building life.”
Quality Bicycle Products is an international wholesale distributor of bicycles, components, and outdoor gear. With distribution centers in Minnesota, Utah, and Pennsylvania, QBP serves a network of more than 5,000 independent retailers. QBP owns and manages a diverse collection of innovative bicycle brands including Surly, Salsa, All-City, 45North, Foundry, Cogburn Outdoors, Civia Cycles, and more. It strives to be an extraordinary business to partner with and to work for, and has made good on that goal for more than 30 years. From extensive advocacy efforts to energy efficient facilities everything QBP does is aimed at making the world a better place and getting more butts on bikes. For more information about QBP, visit qbp.com.
About Digital Lumens
Digital Lumens is a global supplier of enterprise-scale intelligent LED lighting systems for leading commercial and industrial customers, delivering 90% energy savings and a platform for building intelligence. With deployments of 200 million square feet (20 million square meters) of coverage across 40 countries, Digital Lumens brings the tangible benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) to commercial and industrial lighting environments. For more information, please visit www.digitallumens.com or follow Digital Lumens on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Vimeo.
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