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NRA, LED Lighting Supplier Team Up

Call it a light bulb of an idea. The National Restaurant Association has allied itself with North American LED to offer light emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions, to its members at discounted prices.

Through the partnership, members will be able to purchase highly energy-efficient lighting at a reduced price, said David Matthews, exec. v.p. of innovation and membership advancement at the NRA. “By installing LED lighting at their restaurants, we think operators can save between 50% and 75% in annual energy costs for lighting while reducing emissions from power plants, too.”

According to the EPA’s Energy Star program, lighting accounts for 13% of an average full-service restaurant’s energy bill. Switching out just 10 incandescent bulbs for LEDs can save a restaurant more than $400 a year.

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