Public Storage

LED Sign Lighting

The bright orange and purple signs stand out from dusk to dark thanks to GE's Tetra LED technology


Our Customer

Public Storage is the world's largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities with more than 2,000 unique company-owned locations. Its bright orange and purple box signs and pole signs help the company stand out, but with as many as eight signs at one property, Public Storage wanted to improve energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.

Our Solution

Public Storage initially considered switching to T8 fluorescent lamps, but chose to focus on LED sign lighting technology as pricing has become more competitive and light quality has improved. After meeting with several manufacturers and reviewing data on a number of LED products, Public Storage chose GE Tetra® PowerStrip LED sign lighting to replace the T12 fluorescent tubes in its single-sided and double-sided box signs at each of its more than 2,000 properties.

"Each property is unique. We have multiple buildings at each location that can be single-story or multi-story buildings, which has made it difficult to standardize lighting and has led to varied repair and maintenance costs throughout our portfolio," Williams said. "A third party maintains our LED signage lighting, which costs up to $1000 per year per location including energy and upkeep. We really needed to standardize lighting and maintain information in one database while reducing our costs."

Results & Benefits

"We now have one spec with GE Tetra PowerStrip so we will have standardized signage lighting across all locations and the ability to track warranties. When combined with long life and quality construction, we will greatly lower ongoing maintenance costs and maintain brand consistency by minimizing sign outages," added Williams.

The GE Tetra PowerStrip LED sign lighting system also offers easy installation through a low-voltage rail system that does not require the construction of sockets for mounting. The system can be cut for easy installation in retrofit signs of any size. The system delivers improved visual performance through OptiLens™—a patented optical lens technology that helps spread light across a wide viewing angle for uniform light distribution across the entire sign face.

GE's LED sign lighting will save Public Storage up to $1,900,000 annually

The bright orange and purple signs stand out from dusk to dark thanks to GE's Tetra LED technology