Brandeis University Switches To LED Lights

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Brandeis University reports it has retrofitted much of its campus with LED lights that they project will save the university some $32,000 yearly.The university's 65,000 square foot Carl and Ruth Shapiro Campus Center, home to study spaces, a theater, libraries, a café, lounges, a bookstore, and student life offices were all updated.

The retrofit is expected to reduce Brandeis' annual lighting costs by 78 percent.  "We were able to vastly improve the quality of light by switching over to LEDs. Areas that were under lit before are now bright and welcoming while using less energy," said Brandeis University's Manager of Sustainability Programs Mary Fischer."We were able to replace some of the old fixtures with half as many LED fixtures due to their increased lumen output per fixture. The LEDs will last longer, reducing the need for costly replacements in that problem area."

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