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Engineering Workshop LED Upgrade

LED lighting retrofit reduces electricity related to lighting by 48%.

Philip Schmidt is all about using less, doing things smarter and not producing so much waste. As a technician for the School of Mechanical Engineering, Phillip saw many ways the School could operate more efficiently and in 2012, applied for funding through the Ecoversity's Green Project Fund to replace lighting in the workshop with efficient LED technology.

Not only has Philip’s project realised a 48% reduction in electricity use in workshop lighting, but the power factor has improved to 0.99% on these circuits. Maintenance costs have also been significantly reduced as LED lights last longer than old fluorescent technology, and lghting quality in the workshop has improved dramatically.

Philip’s project created a case study that the Service Delivery team have been able to learn from when implementing other lighting retro-fits on campus.

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