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The new Stone Brewing Co. facility in Escondido, Calif., utilizes intelligent commercial lighting from Digital Lumens.

The craft brewery company selected products from Digital Lumens for the 69,000-square foot bottling and kegging center due to the lighting company’s superior quality.

“As a craft brewer committed to the sustainability of our business operations, the Digital Lumens system is a no-compromise solution that delivers extraordinary energy savings while providing a level of control over how lighting is used within our facility that is truly impressive,” said Joshua Lichtman, associate project manager at Stone Brewing.

The fixtures installed in the facility are equipped with occupancy sensors as well as daylight harvesting sensors to take advantage of the natural light coming in through skylights, providing more energy savings. When compared to T8 lighting alternatives, Stone Brewing will consume 86 percent less energy.

Given the energy usage savings, the lights will pay for themselves in under two years. Additionally, these green lighting fixtures ensure Stone Brewing can maintain its LEED Silver sustainability goal.

“Both from an energy usage and quality perspective, it has completely changed our view of what is possible with lighting,” Lichtman said. “As a result, we are looking at how we can deploy smart LED lighting across our operations.”

Recognition for cutting-edge commercial LED lighting
Digital Lumens is a pacesetter for growth in the design and efficiency of digital lighting controls.

As a result of its innovation, the Digital Lumens was awarded the New England Clean Energy Council Award for Breakout Company of the Year. The honor was officially bestowed upon the company at NECEC’s annual Green Tie Gala at the Boston Westin Waterfront in Boston.

NECEC President Peter Rothstein described Digital Lumens as a “market leader” in the field of intelligent lighting controls. The lighting manufacturer has made big waves in regards to development, research, deployment and adoption of green energy products throughout the New England area.

Digital Lumens was selected for the award due to its status as a market leader as well as having “an inflection point in revenue growth.” The honor was presented before more than 400 industry leaders and contributors to the clean energy field, and it recognizes the green lighting solutions manufacturer as one of the biggest forces in the push toward a future of net zero brown energy usage.