Current, Powered By GE Helps Sainsbury’s Become First U.K. Supermarket To Switch To 100% LED Lighting, Cutting Energy Consumption By 58%

- Aug 24, 2017-

Sainsbury's partnering with Current, powered by GE on the country's largest supermarket lighting upgrade, covering more than 450 stores by 2020
250,000 new LED fixtures will cut Sainsbury's lighting energy consumption by 58 percent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than three percent annually.

Today Current, powered by GE announced it is partnering with Sainsbury's to make it the first grocery retailer in the U.K. to power all its supermarkets entirely by LED lighting.

In the country's largest deal of its kind, Current will upgrade 250,000 LED fixtures across more than 450 stores, cutting Sainsbury's lighting energy consumption by 58 percent and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3.4 percent annually.

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