Gas Stations

Gas Stations

AN OVERVIEWRegardless of what part of the country you are in, you are likely to find a gas station near you. With so many consumers, gas stations and convenience stores are always looking for the competitive advantage. Operating on extremely tight profit margins, gas stations depend highly on volume based sales.

Lighting, when inefficient, can represent over 30% of a gas station’s electricity bill. FES can help you cut that expense by half, while improving lighting quality. Studies have shown that the best lighted gas station attracts the most Customers. What’s not to love?

The most common type of lighting technology utilized on gas stations is Metal Halide, a High Intensity Discharge (H.I.D.) system. Metal Halide lamps have a very high lumen depreciation rate. That means that after 20,000 hours (or 4 and a half years at 12 hours per day), the Metal Halide lamp will lose 40% of its brightness – and it will turn yellow, pink, green, etc.

Induction lighting, on the other hand, will only lose 5% of its brightness over the same period of time, has no glare or flicker and it has instant restrike. And that’s before we start talking about energy consumption.

TRANSLATING ENERGY SAVINGS INTO… GALLONS OF GASChanging your current lighting system with Future Energy Solutions, is the equivalent of selling an extra
179 gallons of gas everyday for the next 5,475 days. What do you have to do financially?… NOTHING.

Gas Stations

* Typical savings based on data collected during survey of several sites installed by FES. Profit margins based on 2% profit margins (source) and $2.533/gallon (source for Florida’s average cost per gallon in July 2015).

KEY ISSUES RESOLVED BY FUTURE ENERGY SOLUTIONS

1. INEFFICIENT LIGHTING
FES’s efficient lighting running at long hours every day can generate great savings to the business. The lighting levels showcased below were achieved by reducing energy consumption by 63%. That’s right – better lighting and lower energy bill.

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2. SENSE OF SECURITY
Induction Lighting can improve lighting levels which in turn can represent an improved sense of security to Customers. A brighter gas station will also result in a site that catches passbyers’ attention and may give the business a competitive advantage.

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3. COLOR DEPRECIATION
While color depreciation greatly afftects the lighting output in Metal Halide and HID fixtures, Future Energy Solutions fixtures have low depreciation curves and last approximately between 50,000 and 100,000 hours.

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DISCLAIMER OF THIRD-PARTY ENDORSEMENT
Images may depict third parties by name, trademark, product or otherwise. Such depiction is not intended to, nor should be construed to suggest any endorsement by such third party of FES, its products or programs. Images shown are intended only to demonstrate the performance of FES products at completed project sites.

July 30, 2015