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How LED Lighting is Improving College Campuses

Posted by Electro-Matic on Sep 4, 2014 6:00:00 AM

College is meant to be a time to grow as an individual, develop specialized knowledge and expertise and start the process of becoming a working adult. But these great adventures usually don’t come without a risk or cost. As the number of college students grows, so does the size of campus and the need for improved safety measures. That's where LED lighting comes in. LED lighting technology can create a more pleasant and safe environment for students, while also giving colleges major savings on their utility budgets.

Promote Campus Safety

One topic of discussion that has gained a lot of attention in recent year is safety on college campuses. The number of people attending college has been increasing rapidly over the last couple decades, raising concerns over safety and security for students. Campuses can range from a couple small buildings to a city’s worth of buildings and roadways, requiring people to walk long distances to and from classes during the day and at night.

LED lights provide a way for colleges like the University of Cincinnati to brightly light buildings, paths and parking lots on campus. This helps to promote a sense of safety and security for students and faculty alike, and allows colleges to offer more educational courses and activities for students earlier and later in the day without hesitation.

Reduce Operational Costs

Each year it takes millions of dollars to run a college campus. With the ever increasing costs of utilities and other areas that are essential to running a college campus, budgets used to offer students a proper education and experience are shrinking while operational budgets are increasing.

LED lighting has revolutionized the way colleges operate. Now instead of equipping indoor and outdoor facilities with traditional incandescent or florescent lights that only last up to 10,000 hours before maintenances and new bulb cost come in, both indoor and outdoor LED lighting lasts 50,000 – 100,000 hours. These long last lights require low maintenance, furthering reducing costs. Overall, the sleek, efficient design of LED lights help to cut up to 90% of a typical campus lighting budget. 


As colleges begin to see the immense benefits of switching to LED lights, you can expect to see more schools make the switch. The cost savings plus the performance and control it gives to promote safety will be enough to convince any school that LED lighting is a good investment.

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