New Energy Efficient Lighting On Campus

The newly renovated Student Center has implemented LED lighting. (Courtesy of Joseph V. Labolito)

LEDs (light-emitting diode) are one of today’s most energy efficient lighting technologies, and that is why Temple University is implementing these lights in multiple buildings throughout campus.

Newly renovated spaces on campus such as the Student Center food court, Tuttleman Counseling Services, and Student Financial Services all have LED lighting along with the brand new Aramark Student Training and Recreation Complex.

Temple is not only putting LED lights in new buildings, but it also has been re-lamping 220 classrooms across Main Campus. This is done by using LED tubes that are 66% more efficient and last 40% longer than a regular light bulb.

Not only are LED lights energy efficient, but there is also smart-lighting that can detect when an area is occupied. This smart technology is used in many of Temple’s high-rise emergency stairwells.

All these replacements will result in a huge energy reduction equivalent to the power consumed by 62 homes for a whole year.

“Not only are we saving energy and improving lighting quality, we are also reducing maintenance costs due to the longevity of LED lighting,” said Joe Monahan, Associate Vice President of Facilities and Operations.

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