Tempur Sealy Partners with BC Energy Solutions and Orion Lighting for Energy-Saving LED Lighting Upgrades at its Arizona and California Manufacturing Facilities

7/12/2018, 2:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

LEXINGTON, Ky. and MANITOWOC, Wis., July 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orion Energy Systems (NASDAQ:OESX) (Orion Lighting), a provider of enterprise-grade LED lighting and energy project solutions, was selected to provide energy-efficient LED lighting solutions to retrofit two manufacturing facilities for leading mattress company, Tempur Sealy International, Inc. The upgrade projects for Tempur Sealy’s Phoenix, AZ and Richmond, CA plants were secured by Orion’s sales agent BC Energy Solutions and were both completed in fiscal 2018. Orion and BC Energy have also commenced additional retrofit projects for two Sealy plants in Denver, Colorado and Hagerstown, Maryland.

The scope and needs of each facility installation varied, but the largest component of each project involved the replacement of 400-watt metal halide high bay fixtures with Orion’s energy efficient Apollo class LED High Bay fixtures, as well as other Orion solutions which consume less watts per hour and deliver more lumens per watt.

Phoenix, Arizona Plant (274,000 square feet):

Installation:240 APOLLO® LED High Bay | HBAC2 lighting fixtures
Electricity Reduction:266,170 kWh per year
Annual Energy Savings:             $51,043; with estimated lifetime savings of $2.9M
Utility Rebate:$26,099 Salt River Project Rebate
Payback Timeframe:Less than 2 years

Armando Muñoz, Director of Manufacturing at Tempur Sealy’s Arizona plant, commented, "BC Energy Solutions approached us to upgrade our HID lighting fixtures to higher quality, Orion energy efficient Apollo LED lighting technology. The BC Energy – Orion Lighting team helped us realize that the replacement of our traditional HID lighting fixtures was a strategic investment that will enhance the safety and productivity of our manufacturing facilities while providing significant energy and cost savings and supporting our environmental and sustainability goals. It really is a win-win for all parties and the environment.”

Richmond, California Plant (224,153 square feet):

Installation:419 Apollo LED High Bay lighting fixtures
Electricity Reduction:519,595 kWh per year
Annual Energy Savings:$88,611; with estimated lifetime savings of $4.2M
Utility Rebate:$11,415 PG&E
Payback Timeframe:Less than 2 years
Completed Installation Video:       Available here

Enrique Caballero, Director of Manufacturing at Tempur Sealy's Richmond, California plant, commented, “The transition to LED fixtures at our facility has dramatically improved our operations. Our lighting output and quality has been optimized, our operations are safer and we have been able to realize electric cost and energy savings. Working with BC Energy was seamless as they were able to work around our manufacturing teams without disrupting our regular operating hours."

Nick Quiroz, President of BC Energy Solutions, said, “Tempur Sealy was very receptive to our initial contact and quick to grasp the performance and cost benefits of new LED lighting from Orion. We look forward to building on our relationship with Tempur Sealy and to working closely with Orion to bring their cutting-edge, cost saving LED lighting solutions to a broader base of customers.”

Environmental Stewardship Award
In recognition of their environmental leadership and the benefits of their LED lighting installations, Orion has awarded Tempur Sealy its Environmental Stewardship Award. The award is presented to enterprises that demonstrate leadership and commitment in deploying energy saving, environmentally beneficial lighting solutions. By deploying Orion's LED solutions, Tempur Sealy has reduced its environmental footprint equivalent to:  

  • The reduction of 192 tons of CO2 emissions per year
  • Removing 34 cars from the road each year
  • Planting 4,472 trees per year
  • Removing 4,110 lamps from waste streams each year
  • Removing 1,256 ballasts from waste streams each year

Orion and BC Energy Solutions are proud to recognize Sealy's efforts and commitment to conserving and improving the environment.

Orion VP Sales, Josh Kurtz, commented, “We are pleased to have been selected by Tempur Sealy to provide LED lighting solutions that address their energy efficiency and sustainability goals. Tempur Sealy’s immediate action in deploying environmentally friendly lighting solutions made them an obvious choice for our Environmental Stewardship Award. We look forward to working with BC Energy and hope to further extend our solutions footprint to other Tempur Sealy facilities.”

About Tempur Sealy:
Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX) develops, manufactures, and markets mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products. The Company's products are sold worldwide through third party retailers, its own stores, and online. The Company's brand portfolio includes many highly recognized brands in the industry, including Tempur®, Tempur-Pedic®, Sealy® featuring Posturepedic® Technology, and Stearns & Foster®.

About BC Energy Solutions: (www.bcenergysaves.com)
BC Energy is a nationally recognized energy management and reduction firm with the mission of helping companies drastically reduce their energy consumption. With operations across the entire US, BC Energy not only provides local sites with turnkey energy reduction projects; but also delivers enterprise-wide solutions. Trusted by notable Fortune 500 giants, and small – medium sized private businesses, BC Energy has set a new standard in commercial energy management.

About Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (www.orionlighting.com)
Orion is a provider of enterprise-grade LED lighting and energy project solutions. Orion manufactures and markets connected lighting systems encompassing LED solid-state lighting and smart controls. Orion systems incorporate patented design elements that deliver significant energy, efficiency, optical and thermal performance that drive financial, environmental, and work-space benefits for a wide variety of customers, including nearly 40% of the Fortune 500.

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Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
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