“ We've received one full cycle of electrical invoicing, and it's less than half of what it was a year ago – just because of the Big Ass Light LEDs. Mark Vander Veen, Chief Operating Officer
In its hundred-year history, United Warehouse Company has grown to include locations in three states plagued by hot summer temperatures. After seeing how a 24-ft (7.3-m) Big Ass Fan® made employees more comfortable at its distribution center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company turned to Big Ass Light™ when it decided to invest in energy-efficient lighting. “The fan exceeded our expectations, so we assumed the same quality and over-engineering with the lights,” says Chief Operating Officer Mark Vander Veen.
United Warehouse purchased a full package of lights because of the available lighting rebates, which the Big Ass rebate team handled from start to finish at no extra cost. Now there’s not one light at the Tulsa location that’s not a Big Ass LED, including offices and security lighting. “The quality of light is better, cleaner, more uniform. It’s a nicer looking facility,” says Vander Veen, who added the company also bought more fans. Best of all are the energy savings after replacing the metal halides. “We’re looking at a 50% reduction in energy costs,” he says. “That amounts to $8,500 to $10,000 a month.”