Gordon Snelgrove Art Gallery Makes the LED Switch

The Gordon Snelgrove Art Gallery is now the first successfully funded and implemented project of the Campus Sustainability Revolving Fund after having made the switch from halogen to LED lighting.

It's official: the Gordon Snelgrove Art Gallery is the first successfully funded and implemented project of the Campus Sustainability Revolving Fund. Over the March 27 - 29 weekend, gallery workers were hard at working taking down all of the existing halogen lighting and replacing them with new LED fixtures.

Marcus Miller, the director of the gallery, is very happy with the replacement. The existing halogen bulbs - while also energy inefficient - were prone to burning out regularly. The new LED bulbs can last up to 30 times the lifespan of a typical halogen bulb. Careful consideration was also used when selecting the LED replacements; bulbs with a high CRI (>85) and colour temperature (2700 - 3000) were selected to ensure the gallery's artwork would maintain the correct colour profiles and lighting requirements. The final icing on the cake will be the cost savings: the new LED bulbs are slated to save 83% of the energy that the previous halogen bulbs used, and with the funding coming from the Revolving Fund, these savings will be put right back into the Fund to be used on other energy saving projects around campus.

The future is bright for the Gordon Snelgrove Art Gallery and sustainability on campus!

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