Smithsonian Museum Upgrades to LED

Following the Department of Energy report on LED, the Smithsonian is getting in on the action as well. The historic museum recently retrofitted more LED lamps in their gallery, reducing their electricity costs from $2984 to $816 per year.

The Smithsonian’s “incandescent lamps could not be replaced one-for-one, but the variety of LED lamps available offered new opportunities to tailor the lighting effects.” The museum was able to achieve the color and composition light needed to display artwork, as well as saving on energy costs.

Has your business looked into upgrading to more energy efficient lighting? What were some instant benefits? What are some long-term benefits?

Source: LEDs Magazine

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