Friday, September 26, 2014

Savings from LED Lighting at the University of Rhode Island

Schools are always looking for ways of reducing their expenditures and one of the easiest ways they can do so is through replacing their existing lighting with LED technology. Not only do these types of retrofits save money and energy, they can also improve the lighting, in effect getting more for less.

The University of Rhode Island’s Thomas M. Ryan Center for college basketball will be illuminated by a new LED lighting system from Ephesus Lighting, replacing a metal halide lighting system that was installed when The Ryan Center was built in 2002.

The new LED system is projected to reduce power consumption at the Ryan Center by over 80 percent and provide savings in maintenance costs over the next 10 years, while also improving the brightness on the court by more than 50 percent, according to Ephesus.

According to Ephesus its LED optics and control system maintain constant color temperature over a full dim range and eliminate the flickering effect of other lighting systems that can be visible in High Definition broadcasting.

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