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Harbor Freight – Moreno Valley, CA

Harbor Freight – Moreno Valley, CA

Reduced Energy Consumption

Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Facility Size: 1.2M+ sq. ft.
Environment: Distribution Center
Installation Type: Retrofit


Founded in 1977, Harbor Freight operates over 1,300 retail stores and a large e-commerce presence. Their stores and online orders are serviced by a network of distribution centers on both coasts. Their Moreno Valley, California site had been expanded to over 1,200,000 square feet and was generating big power and maintenance bills. In addition to the high cost of electricity in California, they were not taking advantage of the abundant sunlight offered by the hundreds of skylights on the building. Harbor Freight turned to Relumination for a smart lighting upgrade that would give them light when and where they needed it, and allowed the sunlight to augment their electric efforts.


Relumination implemented a networked LED lighting system consisting of over 1200 new fixtures, each with a smart sensor that would allow the lights to read the ambient light level and react in real-time to the light provided by the sun. In addition, the entire system can be managed online with a cloud-based control platform called SiteWorx. Light levels were improved throughout the facility, reducing safety concerns and improving employee productivity. Additional lighting was added under the mezzanine, giving workers who process thousands of e-commerce orders a day the light needed to see the small shipping labels and bar codes they work with.

Measured Benefits


Annual Energy Savings


Annual Maintenance Savings


Utility Incentives


10 Year Cost Savings




The facility could finally take advantage of their skylights
Light level improvements for safety and productivity
Improvements in operational efficiency and worker productivity
Energy and Maintenance Cost reduction

Environmental Impact

3.8M+ kWh Saved Annually
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from 632 Passenger Vehicles Driven for One Year
Greenhouse gas emissions from 983 tons of waste sent to the landfill
CO2 Emissions from 358 Homes’ Energy Use for One Year
Carbon Sequestered by 3,388 Acres of US Forests in One Year