Case study

Massive Exterior Lighting Upgrade

Investment in technology & people to get the job done right.

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Executive Summary

Walmart chose Loeb Electric, already a trusted partner, to help manage and execute a lighting upgrade on over 2200 parking lots—including site auditing, local lighting ordinance compliance, project management, installation labor, and inventory management. Loeb made a major investment in technology to ensure successful communication and implementation, completing the projects on time and on budget, while ultimately achieving an approximate 76% reduction in energy usage.

Loeb Project Summary*

2200+ locations

160,000+ light fixtures & wall packs upgraded

76% reduction in energy usage (approx.)

$375M+ operating savings

  • (over 10 years)

*Stats from 2014-2020

The Challenges

Walmart’s green initiative included upgrading parking lots to LED lighting across their North American locations. Challenges included lighting ordinance restrictions, labor, and weather (where flexibility is key). When their initial installation team began to fall behind schedule, what they needed most was a partner to execute this massive project, so they turned to Loeb Electric.

The Solution

With a solid relationship already built, Walmart entrusted a large portion of the project to Loeb Electric. Loeb used auditing software that brought digitized auditing results to the retailer for the first time, streamlining the process to ensure the correct materials and quantities were ordered. With the audit reports in hand, Loeb’s lighting design experts made recommendations for fixture modifications, while driving design compliance with local city ordinances.

Loeb performed the installations through a nationwide partner network, managed customer-owned inventory—safely storing and shipping inventory to locations as needed—and project managed the full project, and every job site Loeb was assigned, from start to finish.

Loeb is focused on being a comprehensive solutions provider who works with our customers as a trusted partner, fully managing projects from start to finish and ultimately achieving their objectives.

The best materials for the job.

This project would not have been possible without our top-notch manufacturers.

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