LED lighting saves energy and money in the exhibit hall
Sustainability Report #3
New exhibit LED lighting
Petko-Seus, Ijams Curator, gratefully acknowledges the generous
contribution of Stokes Electric Company and Lytestyles, which enabled us
to install new, highly energy efficient LED lighting in the Ijams
Family Legacy Exhibit.
Thank you for helping us go green!
LED stands for "Light Emitting Diode." Each
fixture uses only seven watts of energy to produce 50 watts of light. We are running 15 lights and using less power than two of our old
canister lights while beautifully illuminating a hall of exhibits.
Benefits of LED interior lighting:
• Emit very little heat and no UV rays
• Bulbs have an extended life (50,000 to 100,000 hours) which is 20 to 30 times longer than incandescent bulbs
Five times longer than fluorescent bulbs
• Remarkably low power consumption
• Resilient, shock and vibration proof
Ijams Nature Center has a Sustainability Committee chaired by Dennis Hunter. For more information click Sustainability at Ijams.