Virginia’s Largest Pet Supply Store Installs Acuity Brands Integrated LED Lighting and Controls

Care-A-Lot Pet Supply reduces energy use and effectively highlights merchandise with integrated LED lighting and digital controls. 

LR_0210_3-sharpLeading Virginia pet retailer, Care-A-Lot® Pet Supply, installed more than 200 indoor and outdoor LED luminaires and poles and digital controls from Acuity Brands in its new 20,000-square-foot facility in Virginia Beach, Va. A combination of Lithonia Lighting®, Winona® Lighting, Gotham®, and Sensor Switch® LED lighting and controls solutions work seamlessly together to highlight merchandise and reduce energy usage. It is estimated the store will save $5,000 annually in energy costs compared to typical HID and fluorescent lamp sources.

Working with PM&E Design Group and Resource Lighting, Care-A-Lot selected a variety of Acuity Brands lighting solutions to solve unique challenges. Challenges included lighting a space and merchandise effectively with 30-foot-high-ceilings, as well as achieving optimum lighting and minimal glare for the aquarium displays. On the exterior, Care-A-Lot needed a solution to provide quality lighting in their large parking lot, while minimizing light pollution to the neighboring residential community.

“We wanted to work with one lighting manufacturer for the new Care-A-Lot store,” said Jake Stevens, a project leader with Resource Lighting who helped design the lighting solution. “Acuity Brands was the perfect partner because it delivers a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting products, very high quality fixtures, as well as beautiful, decorative fixtures.”

I-BEAM® fluorescent highbays from Lithonia Lighting were installed throughout the sales floor to enhance the lighting for two different shelving types. RT5™ volumetric recessed lighting fixtures from Lithonia Lighting integrated with ceiling and wall controls from Sensor Switch were installed in the veterinary exam rooms, kennel rooms, washrooms, offices, break rooms, hallways and restrooms. For aesthetics and energy savings, Care-A-Lot installed Gotham EVO® LED downlights, as well as recessed DoM series LED luminaires from Lithonia Lighting to minimize glare on aquarium tanks.

On the exterior, Lithonia Lighting ALX LED luminaires help keep light within property lines to eliminate light spill and light pollution in the neighboring residential area. Winona Lighting Winscape™ Hensley LED ingrades and Winscape ™ Benton LED wall-mounted cylinders illuminate the columns and entryway to the store.

For information about LED lighting and controls solutions for indoor and outdoor applications, visit www.acuitybrands.com. For more information about Care-A-Lot Pet Supply please visit www.carealotpets.com.

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