Nimbus: Lighting the way to “Going Green”

Here at Nimbus, we’ve made a big change.

As an clothing store, shoe store, and art gallery, lighting is one of the most important aspects of our store.  We need people to see what great pieces of art we have and recognize the quality of work that goes into the shoes and clothing that we sell.  In fact, our Men’s shirts are considered a curated collection because every shirt we sell is a limited edition design.  So you can understand why lighting might be important.

Because of this, we have over 125 lights which illuminate our store.  When it came time to start replacing these lights, we took a huge step and decided to switch to LED lights.

So what’s so special about these new lights?

 

To start, the Halogen lights we used to have were 50W and the LED lights run at 7W.  These LED lights are using more than 80% less energy and also produce much less heat.  This means we have brighter lights for less energy and run the air conditioner less often.

 

In addition to this, the LED lights are closer to natural light, which allows for matching colors more successfully, which is important when adding artwork to your life.

 

 

Here is a website explaining the benefits of LED lights:

 

This is the next step in a greener future and Nimbus is the first to be entirely LED lit in the Ashland area.  We hope this inspires other businesses to do the same and pave the way to a sustainable city.