sábado, 13 de noviembre de 2010

Sustainable LED-based lighting arrives at McGill University library

Sustainable LED-based lighting arrives at McGill University library

 Date Announced: 02 Nov 2010
Montreal, Canada -  The announcement of McGill’s decision to opt for LED lighting fixtures comes just a few weeks after Concordia University revealed that they were being switching to LED-based lighting.

The application that will be delivered to McGill features 85 seven watt, warm white, PAR30 LED lamps for the University’s Gelber Law Library lobby, and acts as a pilot project for the University as they look to switch more of their lighting to efficient LED-based fixtures. 

Dennis Fortune, Sustainability Director at McGill University, stated, “We had a lot of questions, and we worked through various scenarios and products before deciding to move ahead with the project. The fixtures themselves are excellent – providing high-quality light while reducing our costs through significant energy savings. We also anticipate a big reduction in staff time required to replace bulbs. ” 

Daniel Herz, Concept Illumination Regional Sales Manager said, “McGill was really looking for a sustainable solution. They needed a product that would last, that was ecological and that would save them money over the long term.” 

About McGill University 
Founded in Montreal, Que., in 1821, is Canada’s leading post-secondary institution. It has two campuses, 11 faculties, 10 professional schools, 300 programs of study and more than 35,000 students. McGill attracts students from more than 150 countries around the world. Almost half of McGill students claim a first language other than English – including 6,000 francophones – with more than 6,800 international students making up almost 20 per cent of the student body.