Bashas’ newly-renovated store on E. Warner Road in Tempe opened in November 2012, featuring an expanded bakery, deli kitchen, wine/liquor/beer department and an ATM. And with the Cree CS18™ LED linear luminaires, CR24™ LED architectural troffers, and LE6™ and LR6™ LED downlights, the new store features a major upgrade in lighting as well. The installation was a one-for-one replacement against the original specification, but the benefits more than matched the offerings of the previous solution.
Shopping is a highly visual experience. It’s important to show items in their true — and most appetizing — colors. Powered by Cree TrueWhite® Technology, the Cree fixtures deliver 90+ CRI, providing exceptional color rendering. That means more colorful flowers, redder meats and more appetizing breads.
In lighting the sales floor aisles, it is also important to have a solution that, when mounted on the 14-foot ceiling at Bashas', delivers strong vertical light levels down the entire gondola. Delivering up to 8200 lumens and offering broader color rendering, the CS18 LED linear luminaire delivers some of the best light levels in the industry, providing significant energy savings since less power is needed to illuminate the items on all levels of the shelves.
The Cree products are DLC rated and qualified for SRP (Salt River Project) rebates. And since the Cree LED luminaires are fully dimmable, Bashas’ installed a third-party 0-10V dimming system for additional energy management, allowing the store to benefit from even greater energy savings.