CASE STUDIES | Food Processing

Pepsi Bottling VenturesHarrisburg, NC

“When our managers leave their older facilities and step in this warehouse, they say ‘wow.’ When we explain the energy savings they are really impressed. Not only does the system look good, it is also saving the facility money.”

Donnie Stepps, Engineer, Pepsi Bottling Ventures
ISON™ LED High Bay Cold Environment | LEDE


“The fixture market was changing so rapidly and there were a lot of people selling LEDs,” Stepps added. “We wanted to make sure we bought the right fixture.” Faced with the challenge of choosing from a rapidly expanding LED fixture market, PBV elected to test a number of lighting fixture options in some of their existing buildings, which gave them the opportunity to see how they would perform in the new
Harrisburg, NC building. After a significant search and review process, Pepsi Bottling Ventures selected approximately 300 of Orion’s ISON™ LED High Bay Cold
Environment (LEDE) fixtures.

Pepsi Bottling Ventures selected the Orion fixture for a number of reasons.  Having previously retrofitted other PBV facilities with Orion’s fixtures, the company knew that Orion’s products would meet their warehouse lighting performance and operational requirements.  Moreover, since Orion’s products can be specifically configured for warehouse facilities, they would deliver the light distribution the PBV’s staff needed in their Harrisburg, NC facility. PBV also selected Orion because of Orion’s fixture design and durability and because the Orion fixtures are easy to clean and maintain.

Orion was also selected because it was able to meet the delivery lead times that Pepsi Bottling Ventures needed to complete their project on time. Due to its focus on manufacturing flexibility and by working with local suppliers, Orion has some of the fastest delivery times in the industry, typically within five to ten business days of receiving a customer’s order.  In fact, Orion’s history of on-time delivery set Orion apart from the competition because Orion was the only supplier who could meet Pepsi Bottling Venture’s on-site requirements for the fixtures.

Pepsi Bottling Ventures also chose Orion because Orion’s patented fixture designs deliver some of the highest light levels in the market without overdriving the LED components. This meant Pepsi Bottling Ventures was able to maximize the light in their facility without sacrificing the life of the fixture. Orion also provided Pepsi Bottling Ventures engineering information, technical support, photometric designs, and control system design assistance during the project’s preliminary stages, which was one of the most important reasons Orion was selected for the project. As Stepps explained, “Orion was very helpful when we were determining who to place an order with, and that was one of the key reasons we chose Orion. They may not have been the cheapest option but Orion provided the most overall value.”

“The fixture market was changing so rapidly and there were a lot of people selling LEDs. We wanted to make sure we bought the right fixture.”

Donnie Stepps, Engineer, Pepsi Bottling Ventures