The BAG committee has finished overseeing a completed retrofit and upgrade of our parking lot lights. The new lights are an exterior LED product with an expected life of 50,000 hours. They are significantly brighter than our former lights, particularly when the former lights were not working. Which was often. The new LED lights will save maintenance costs and save electricity as well. An annual energy savings of about $1800 is projected.
On top of these benefits, Puget Sound energy will send us a 30% rebate on the cost of the project. Thus the lights should pay for themselves in about four years in energy savings alone. They will also pay for themselves in maintenance cost savings.
Particular thanks should be extended to Travis Martin and David Simons who both worked through many proposals and problems to bring light to the parking lot.