Case Studies


Walgreen Company, d/b/a Walgreens, is an American company that operates as the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the United States behind CVS Health. It specializes in filling prescriptions, health and wellness products, health information, and photo services.
HeadquartersDeerfield, IL Locations9277

Client Summary

Walgreens was looking for a better solution to the cosmetics signage lighting. The high maintenance and energy costs of the ultra-cheap lights were too high of a burden and the payback was too little. Multiply cost across 7000+ stores and the 5-year price tag for maintenance and energy alone soared to over $75 million!


Hera Lighting stepped up to the challenge and presented a solution to address all the deficiencies in the current system to generate significant savings. Then configured a custom-tailored solution for flexibility to include installation training for all the maintenance teams nationwide. Hera created an internal fulfillment team to use Walgreens store data and create a specific bill of materials and shipping details for each store.


The Hera solution produced an ROI in 1.3 years. This was a higher upfront cost than the current system but Walgreens management had the foresight to look to the future and see this resulted in a huge direct savings of $51 million over 5 years. Since there is no maintenance, all the signage stays lit to keep the displays looking their best.

The Data

81% Energy Savings
1.3 Years to see a ROI
$51 Million in program cost saved.
2.6 Million kilowatt hours in energy savings.