Corporate-wide, Sheetz is transitioning to LEDs for both its interior and exterior lighting and is turning to Cree as a partner in this initiative. At its Raleigh, NC, location, Sheetz has installed Cree® lighting featuring Cree TrueWhite® Technology inside its stores and NanoOptic® Technology in the canopy outside.
Sheetz® is much more than a convenience store – it’s a “mecca for people on the go,” serving soccer moms and road warriors alike with a made-to-order café inside and quality gasoline outside. Whether you need to refuel your car or refresh your body, Sheetz has what you need to keep you moving on to whatever comes next.
Providing this kicked-up convenience 24/7/365 requires a solid infrastructure, and a key component of that is an interior and outdoor lighting system that lends a sense of warmth and security while operating cost-effectively and near maintenance-free.
Sheetz has a commitment to using quality equipment and building materials when constructing its stores. “In considering a new lighting system,” says Doug Knisely, Sheetz Director of Petroleum and Building Construction, “we felt that LED technology has improved dramatically over the past several years, and have collectively determined it was time to start utilizing it.”
The bottom-line objectives were to provide premium lighting, conserve energy and avoid maintenance that necessitates shutting down pumps, thus causing inconvenience and, potentially, lost revenue.