Existing light fixtures in classrooms, offices, and hallways are being replaced or retrofitted with energy efficient LED lights.
As part of campus efforts to foster sustainability, Auxiliary Services at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is implementing a campus-wide LED retrofit project, one building at a time. Existing light fixtures in classrooms, offices, and hallways will be replaced or retrofitted with energy efficient LED lights. When feasible, unnecessary fixtures will be de-lamped.
“This LED retrofit project has the potential to save more than 50 percent of the energy currently consumed by lighting, while providing better quality lighting,” says Marcia Sakai, vice chancellor for administrative affairs.
Kanaka‘ole Hall is the next building in this project; more will follow, says Sakai.
To learn more about the light replacement project at UH Hilo, see the cover story in the February issue of the Ka Lono Hanakahi.
About the writer of this story: Susan Enright is a public information specialist for the Office of the Chancellor and editor of UH Hilo Stories. She received her bachelor of arts in English and certificate in women’s studies from UH Hilo.