The Simpsonian, Simpson College’s student newspaper, published an article discussing the college’s recent outdoor LED lighting project. The Indianola college updated 200 of their outdoor lighting fixtures from 81 Watt high pressure sodium lamps to 51 Watt LED lamps. In the article, TEG is credited for helping to secure the funds to complete the project. We were able to provide the energy analysis necessary for Simpson to apply for a State Energy Program grant as well as facilitate the selection and purchase of materials.
Perks of the lighting upgrade not only include decreased utility and maintenance costs, but also a cut down on light pollution. (These lamps are designed to shine light on pathways where needed rather than glow, sending as much light towards the sky as the ground.) On average, the replacement LED lights should last 23,000 hours and only cost $800 every few years compared to the old high pressure sodium lights at 5,000 hours and $500 per year.
TEG is very excited to have helped Simpson College cut down on waste and costs by updating their on-campus lighting. We would like to thank The Simpsonian for acknowledging the lighting changes and sharing how it will help campus life for students.