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SF Energy Watch Success Story: Lombardi Sports
Family-owned and operated since 1948, Lombardi Sports offered two levels of active gear and apparel in its 70,000-square-foot store located at 1600 Jackson Street. Lombardi Sports had a team of well-trained and knowledgeable professionals, offered health and sports seminars and was Bay Area's local retailer carrying a wide variety of athletic equipment and apparel.
"The new energy efficient lighting that was installed through SF Energy Watch enhanced the color of the merchandise."
Lombardi replaced approximately 250 metal halides with T8 fixtures with electronic ballasts in the retail store and in the garage. Timers were also installed, which added about 10 to 20% efficiency. These energy efficient upgrades cut Lombardi's utility bill by about half within the first year after the installation was completed.
Lombardi used the services of a SF Energy Watch participating lighting contractor making the entire process easy and convenient. The high incentives and technical expertise prompted Lombardi to take advantage of the SF Energy Watch program.
- Longer lifespan of lamps reduced maintenance time and costs
- Easy and convenient process
- Lighting quality improved customer experience and highlighted merchandise
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