Progressive Grocer - September 2011 - (Page 182)

Equipment + Design Lighting Bright Ideas By Bob Ingram Versatile, long-life LEDs are the most significant breakthrough in store lighting Supermarket lighting is entering an era of sophisticated applications in all store departments. “T his isn’t Thomas Edison’s light bulb anymore,” declares Allison Parker, director of marketing at Boston-based Digital Lumens, when describing the current state of supermarket lighting. Indeed, she continues, “Lighting is rapidly changing from a simple illumination source to a carefully managed resource that can perform well while using dramatically less energy than traditional systems.” LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are by far “the most significant breakthrough in all types of store lighting,” Parker goes on. “They are a high-quality, long-life illumination source that can be used in any number of different retail environments — from display cases to general lighting applications to warehouses to cold storage.” LIGHT IT UP Among Digital Lumens’ most popular supermarket products are the midbay fixtures in the Intelligent Lighting System. BeLow: Lighting is as much about creating an atmosphere as it is about achieving energy efficiency, as evidenced by this installation from BAERO North America. LEDs can place light precisely or spread it gently across a broad area, and as a semiconductor technology, can be integrated with controls and deliver on-demand lighting to maximize energy efficiency. “These same systems can also report on energy use, incorporate a wide variety of sensor types and integrate with building management systems,” Parker adds. Ken Kane, EVP at Stony Point, 182 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What’s Next | September 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Progressive Grocer - September 2011

Progressive Grocer - September 2011
Table of Contents
New Era for Old World
Inside the Market Basket
Perfect Partners
Still Pink
Progressive Grocer Independent: Lasting Impressions
Breakfast Retailing Handbook: Breakfast Across the Store
Breakfast Foods/Frozen Waffles, Pancakes and French Toast
Cereal, Energy and Snack Bars, Q4 2010-Q1 2011
Fresh Priorities
Innovation in Focus
Goodness Grazing
Practical Implications of Food Safety Research
Gleaming Opportunities
Putting the Shine On
Seasonal Excitement
What Price Beauty?
Progressive Grocer Tech: Sourcing Savings
Bright Ideas
Supplier Side News
Editors’ Picks for Innovative Products

Progressive Grocer - September 2011