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Energy Efficient Lighting Installed in Augustinian Hall

Posted January 29th, 2013


During the month of December, the lighting fixtures in Augustinian Hall were retrofitted with T-8 fluorescent fixtures, resulting in brighter lights and reduced energy use.  The T-8 lamps with new electronic ballasts use 112 watts of energy, compared to the 172 watts used by the T-12 lamps they replaced.  This 35% reduction in energy usage will result in an energy cost reduction of approximately $3,000 a year.  In addition, the T-8 lamps are 6% brighter than the T-12s.

In all, 262 fixtures were retrofitted with the T-8 lamps and ballasts.  The $10,000 project was entirely funded by a New Jersey Clean Energy grant obtained for the Prep through Green Tech Energy Services, which installed the new fixtures.