LED Lighting Upgrade For 49th Parallel Grocery

49th Parallel Grocery is a niche grocery chain with locations in Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Cedar on Vancouver Island. 49th Parallel Grocery needed a lighting system that would not only be brighter, providing a better customer experience but also be more efficient, allowing them to save on their high monthly BC Hydro bills.

Shift Energy Group provided a lighting solution for the Cedar location that solved both of these issues, significantly enhancing light levels and saving dramatically on energy consumption. This was accomplished by strategically redesigning the lighting system to maximize illumination and upgrading the existing dated metal halide, fluorescent and high pressure sodium fixtures to new, top of the line, high output LED alternatives. Shift retrofitted all perimeter cove lighting, cooler strip lighting, interior high-bays and exterior wall packs with powerful and extremely energy efficient LEDs.

Key Project Statistics
Operational savings: over $20,000 per year
Simple payback: 2.4 years
Internal rate of return (IRR): 29%
10-year ROI: 145%
BC Hydro incentive secured: $26,244
"Shift Energy Group designed and completed a comprehensive lighting upgrade for the interior and exterior of our Cedar store in 2016. We were very pleased with Colyn and his team’s work throughout the project. They were very thorough and responsive to our needs. Colyn also assisted us with our BC Hydro rebate application. We have also seen hydro cost savings just as we had hoped."
- Peter R., President