Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores retrofitted its expansive parking lot at its Hudson, Ohio, headquarters and adjacent store with high-efficiency Evolve LED Series Area Lights from GE Lighting.

The project involved the replacement of 52 HID lighting systems on 35 poles, which took place over a four-week period.

The company said the LED system generates less light than the HID units, but the advanced optics of the LED luminaire directs its light more efficiently.

GE Evolve LED Series Area Lights combine the latest in LED system electronics, thermal management, and mechanical and optical design.

Its estimated ten-year service life is four times that of a standard HID system, cutting maintenance hassles and costs.